Course detail

Chemistry of Cosmetics

FCH-BCO_KCHAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is intended for students of bachelors study programmes of specialist subjects of Food Chemistry, Biotechnologies. The objective is to provide students with basic knowledge and information from the field of cosmetology. Meaning of terms cosmetics and cosmetology. Legislation in cosmetics in the Czech Republic and European Union. Anatomy and physiology of skin. Functions, possibilities and limits of cosmetics. Cosmetic raw materials. Specification of cosmetic raw materials according to their chemical composition. Specification of cosmetic raw materials according to their functions and effects. Biological active substances. Apportionment of cosmetic agents according to the actual criteria. Specification of cosmetics agents according to the physical condition. Specification of cosmetic agents according to their function.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are confronted with the latest results of research of the area of chemistry of cosmetics.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the course is conditional on regular completion of the previous courses of chemistry, physics, biology and biochemistry.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Maibach, H. I., Barel, A. O., Paye, M.: Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, vyd. Marcel Dekker, Inc. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam has a written and an oral part.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Meaning of terms cosmetics and cosmetology.
2. Legislation in cosmetics in the Czech Republic and European Union.
3. Anatomy and physiology of skin.
4. Functions, possibilities and limits of cosmetics.
5. Cosmetic raw materials.
6. Specification of cosmetic raw materials according to their chemical composition.
7. Specification of cosmetic raw materials according to their functions and effects.
8. Biological active substances.
9. Apportionment of cosmetic agents according to the actual criteria.
10. Specification of cosmetics agents according to the physical condition.
11. Specification of cosmetic agents according to their function.

Aims

The goal of the course is to introduce students with cosmetic raw materials and with production technologies and evaluation of cosmetics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_SCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_SCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_BT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_BT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch BKCO_PCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer