The skin is our largest organ. Knowledge and understanding about chemical and immunological interactions between the skin and our environment are central in the context of a sustainable society. Every day, we are exposed to a multitude of chemical compounds. Sometimes, the exposure is deliberate, as for topical or transdermal drug delivery, but equally frequent the exposure is unintended.
The course Dermatochemistry provides in-depth knowledge about the central aspects of pharmacy and biotoxicology in the context of skin uptake. The course is interdisciplinary and deals with
- the structure, function and immunology of the skin
- mechanistic understanding of chemical structure-activity relations and photochemistry
- methods for studies of skin uptake, risk analysis and prevention.
A central component of the course is a project work on a research topic of your choice.
Dermatochemistry is a course intended for students during the last year of the Pharmacy programme. It can also be applied for as an elective stand-alone course for other programmes.
The course consists of lectures, seminars and a project work, both in group and individually. The examination includes a written exam, as well as written and oral presentations. The project work includes literature survey, report writing and peer-review.