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Dermo Pharmacy and Cosmetics Course

Code 13702
Year 5
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 3
Workload PL(12H)/T(18H)
Scientific area Ciências Farmacêuticas
Entry requirements Students of the Integrated Master’s Degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences with knowledge in the fields of Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin, Skin Pathology and Pharmaceutical Technology.
Learning outcomes To study the main characteristics of topical products used in the commonest dermal affections and to study the most important interventions of skin care. To study Cosmetics’ classification, composition, characterization methods, allowed claims and their substantiation; and to develop skills to give advice on these products in the community pharmacy setting. At the end of this unit the student must be able to: identify the differences between medicines, medical devices and cosmetics regarding general legal requirements, life cycle and scope of application; - identify the functions and characteristics of the main types of cosmetics; - analyze the composition, labelling and claims of a cosmetic product under a critical perspective considering the legal requirements of these products; - correctly advise and promote the adequate use of cosmetics; - to identify the requirements and methods for product development, preparation, characterization and quality control of cosmetic products.
Syllabus Types of products designed for the treatment of dermal affections and for skin care: medicines, medical devices and cosmetics – definitions, classification and functions; borderline products. 2-Skin: 2.1 Anatomy physiology and functions; 2.2 Types/status of skin; 2.3 Skin aging; 2.4 Skin hydration; 3 Cosmetics: 3.1 Legal requirements 3.2 Cutaneous biometry assessment and efficacy evaluation (claim substantiation); 3.3 Quality and safety assessment; 3.4 Emerging concepts regarding sustainability of cosmetics: natural and biological products and biodegradability of ingredients; 3.5 Cleaning and hydration preparations; 3.6 Sunscreen formulations 3.7 Anti-aging formulations 3.8 – Anti-transpirant and deodorants 4 – Global approach to common dermal affections: 4.1 The role of compounded medicines in dermatology 4.2 Combination strategies of cosmetics and medicines.
Main Bibliography Barata, E. A.F. «Cosméticos – A cosmética, inovações e enquadramento legal». 2ª Ediçao. Lidel – edições técnicas Lda.
Dermatologic, Cosmeceutic, and Cosmetic Development: Therapeutic and Novel Approaches / edited by Kenneth A. Walters, Michael S. Roberts, Informa Healthcare USA, 2008
Nogueira Prista, L.; Bahia, M. Fernanda; Vilar, Edmundo; Dermofarmácia e Cosmética, Vols. I e II, Ed. ANF, 1992, 1995
Barbosa, CM (Coord.) Formulário Galénico Português; Centro Tecnológico do Medicamento (CETMED), Associação Nacional das Farmácias, ed. 01 e 2005.
Artigos científicos selecionados para orientar o estudo e discussão dos temas propostos
Regulamento (CE) n.º 1223/2009 do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho (e atualizações subsequentes) (para acesso a documentação específica sobre Produtos Cosméticos).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-02-09

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