Course contents summary
The contents of the module are: Functions of cosmetic products: hygiene, eutrophy, aesthetic Anatomy and physiology of the skin Cosmetic raw materials: active moieties and excipients Silicones for cosmetic use Vehicles for cosmetic formulations: solutions, emulsions, suspensions Innovative cosmetic formulations: liposomes, nanoparticles, multiple emulsions and microemulsions Skin moisturizers Skin care products Skin Detergents Cosmetic products for hair care Skin aging New active moieties: alfahydroxyacids Vitamines in cosmetic Effect of UV radiation on the skin: UV filters Make-up products Deodorants, Antiperspirants and Perfumes Cosmetic for skin whitening Stability of cosmetic formulations European Regulatory Guidelines for Cosmetics
The course includes lessons, using slide projections, that will be available online for students (https://elly2020.saf.unipr.it/course/view.php?id=140). Slides are complementary didactic material.
The teacher will recall continuously to the use of the appropriate technical language, will use everyday life examples, will underline connections among different parts of the course and will promote active student participation. 2 hours will be dedicated to exercises and mock examinations.
Classes will be held in presence with the possibility of attending online (synchronous online classes).
Assessment methods and criteria
The summative evaluation of the knowledge acquired is made through a written exam, made of two partials relative to the two modules. The student should, then, after online enrollment:
a) pass a written exam during the official dates established by the Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco (Module of cosmetic products, weight 50% of the overall grade);
b) pass a written exam during the official dates established by the Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco (Module of innovative pharmaceutical formulations, weight 50% of the overall grade);
If the Covid-2 emergency continues, the students will be allowed to pass the exam online, always in written form.
Each written exam, duration 1 hour, consists of 6 open answer questions (score for each question varies from 0 to 3) and 12 multiple choice questions (score for each question varies from 0 to 1). Up to 2 points will be given for the communication skills of the student.
The student should demonstrate to have understood, and to be able to apply, the fundamental concepts of each subject studied. In particular, the evaluation of each module, expressed in thirtieths, will be made on the basis of the following criteria:
1. knowledge and comprehension (theoretical and practical) capability of the subjects studied;
2. Ability to make judgements and to connect the different subject studied among them;
3. communication skills and appropriate use of the technical language;
4. ability to learn and to elaborate the subjects studied.
The results of the exam are published on the portal ESSE3 (https://unipr.esse3.cineca.it/Home.do) within one week of the date of the exam. Students can see the exam, by appointment with the teacher.