Chemistry for Dermal Sciences

Unit code: HBD3103 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Queen
Online Real Time
HBD2102 - Dermal Sciences 1
HBD2103 - Occupational Health and Safety in Dermal Practice
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

The unit will introduce the student to the basic concepts of chemistry. Particular emphasis will be placed on increasing student knowledge of cosmetic formulations in preparation for later skills-based units.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Investigate the basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry relevant to dermal science;
  2. Apply knowledge of the chemistry and function of cosmetic formulations;
  3. Assess issues of toxicity, skin irritation and formulation stability in regard to cosmetic formulations; and
  4. Formulate, produce and critique cosmetic formulations.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 20%
Three Online Tests (30 minutes duration per test)
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 50%
Create a stable cosmetic formulation and report/reflection on process (group task 1000 words per group)
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 30%
Conduct chemistry experiments and write short report (300 words)

Required reading

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
Tortora, G.J., & Derrickson, B. (2017)| Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons

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