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Dedicated to equipping practitioners
with relevant practical skills

Fundamentals of Skin Science


This online course has been designed for cosmetic practitioners and beauty therapists to learn and review their knowledge of skin science, diagnose simple skin conditions and how to conduct an effective skin consultation, recognising when to refer on.

This module also concentrates on basic cosmetic dermatology, knowing this is crucial so that you can help identify or recommend the approriate cosmetic treatment for your patient.

This course sets the basic foundation in cosmetic medicine, before embarking on learning about cosmetic treatments. This course is a pre-requisite for the Laser Safety courses and other IPL/Medical laser course as well as the Skin Care, Peels & Micro-needling course.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have the ability to conduct a skin consultation and have a good, basic understanding of:

  • Skin anatomy
  • Role of the skin
  • Facial anatomy
  • Skin ageing
  • Melanogenesis
  • Skin classification
  • Pigmentation of skin
  • Skin analysis and acne

Suitable for:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Beauty therapists


**Each participant’s online modules access will remain active for 12 weeks for them to pass the online quiz to get the certificate.
** There is a total of 6 – 8 hours of online learning time (CPD) in this module.