Doctor of Dermatological Sciences


The graduates will demonstrate the following skills; 
• Handling of cell cultures, tissues, and skin in an aesthetically attractive, effective, ethical and safe manner

• Evaluation and discussion of the professional applications of cosmetics in relation to ‘therapies’ sports and dietetics

• Expertise in the formulation principles, manufacturing methods and quality control tests of cosmetic products and the factors that influence the choice and manufacture of particular formulations

• Demonstration of a detailed knowledge of the processes of cosmetic development from initial raw material selection, rational design and development, through quality control to regulation

• Understanding of the types and scientific basis of aesthetic treatments and explore the legal and ethical issues of treatment

Role and Scope

To achieve excellence in skincare by educating skin care experts having relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to take care of skin in all age groups though interactive teaching, hands on practice on modern equipment and activates for intellectual development.

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    10 Semesters, 5 years

  • Eligibility

    FSc Pre Medical with minimum 50% marks or equivalent

  • credit hours



Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-111 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
IS-112 Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
IT-113 Introduction to Computing 3(2-1)
PHY-112 Physiology-I (General concepts) 3(2-1)
ANA-114 Anatomy-I (General concepts) 3(2-1)
BIO-101 Biochemistry-I 3(2-1)
LS-115 Learning skills 1(1-0)
Credit Hours 18

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-121 English –II (Functional English) 3(3-0)
PS-121 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
IT-122 Computer Applications-II 3(2-1)
PHY-123 Physiology-II( Physiology of the cutaneous system) 3(2-1)
CS-124 Cosmetic Sciences-I (Fundamentals) 2(2-0)
ANA-125 Anatomy-II (Anatomy of the cutaneous system) 3(2-1)
BIO-126 Biochemistry-II 3(2-1)
Credit Hours 19

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-216 Technical Writing & Presentation Skills 3(3-0)
PATH-211 Pathology- I (General Pathology) 3(3-0)
CS-212 Cosmetic sciences-II (Manufacturing cosmetic Formulations, labeling and packaging) 3(2-1)
CS-213 Regulation/Legislation of Cosmetic Products 2(2-0)
RM-214 Research Methodology-I 2(2-0)
PHA-301 Pharmacology 3(2-1)
Credit Hours 16

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PATH-221 Pathology-II (Pathophysiology of Skin Diseases) 3(2-1)
CS-222 Cosmetic sciences-III (Dispensing of Manufactured Formulations) 3(2-1)
CM-223 Community Dermatology 3(2-1)
RM-224 Research Methodology-II 3(3-0)
DERMA-225 Nutritional Deficiencies 3(3-0)
DERMA-412 Therapeutics 3(3-0)
MICRO-427 Cross Infections and Control 2(1-1)
Credit Hours 20


Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CS-311 Cosmetic Sciences-IV (Chemical Analysis and Stability) 3(2-1)
MS-314 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
CS-315 Quality Control of Cosmetics 3(2-1)
DERMA-316 Approach to a Patient with Skin Problem 3(2-1)
DERMA-317 Adverse effects of Cosmetics and drugs 3(3-0)
STAT-318 Biostatistics 3(2-1)
DERMA-422 Inflammatory Skin Diseases 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 20

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DERMA-321 Dermatology and Internal Medicine-I 3(3-0)
SC-322 Pediatric Skin Care 3(3-0)
SC-323 Skin Care of the Young 3(3-0)
BS-324 Behavioral Sciences 3(3-0)
SC-325 Skin Assessment Technique 3(2-1)
CS-326 Project-I 3(0-3)
COS-411 Aging and Geriatric 3(2-1)
Credit Hours 20

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
COS-513 Disorder of Pigmentation 3(2-1)
SC-426 Supervised Skin Care Practice-I (Basic Life


DERMA-414 Photobiology and phototherapy 4(2-2)
DERMA-415 Clinical Photography 2(0-2)
DERMA-416 Infections and Infestations 3(2-1)
DERMA-512 Hair, Nail and mucosal Disorders 3(3-0)
DERMA-423 Teledermatology 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 19


Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
COS-514 LASERS in Aesthetics 3(2-1)
DERMA-521 Management of Common Dermatoses 3(2-1)
DERMA-424 Social and Psychological Aspects of Skin


COS-522 Cosmetic Procedures 3(1-2)
SC-527 Supervised skin care practice-II 3(0-3)
FP-526 Final Project 2(0-2)
MS-524 Marketing and Finance Management 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours 18
  Total Credit Hours: 150