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SKIN PHYSIOLOGY

CODE 94962
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 4 credits during the 4th year of 8452 Pharmacy (LM-13) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Pharmacy)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course Skin Physiology concerns physiological mechanisms of skin tissues and cells, epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. The course also deals with techniques and substances commonly used for the maintenanca of skin omeostasis, the correction of its dysfunctions, and problems linked to skin ageing.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at providing basic knowledge about the physiological mechanisms governing skin processes, and the techniques for the maintenance of skin homeostasis, correction of dysfunctions, and problems linked to the ageing of skin tissues.

TEACHING METHODS

Class lessons and and teaching materials on the University’s AulaWeb platform.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Epidermis, dermis and cutaneous annexes, hair and baldness, dermal glands, melanogenesis, skin functions, skin nerve system, skin diseases, natural substances used in skin care, wound healing, screening of active principles used in skin care and disease.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bovero A. 2011. Dermocosmetologia. Tecniche Nuove, Milano.

Burlando B. et al. 2010. Herbal Principles in Cosmetics. CRC Press, Taylor&Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.

Teaching materials on the University’s AulaWeb platform.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELEONORA RUSSO (President)

BRUNO TASSO (President)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Class lessons and and teaching materials on the University’s AulaWeb platform.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment through oral examination of the student’s ability of using the acquired knowledge to analyze and respond to questions, and illustrate the topics of the syllabus.