BS Dermatological Sciences


By the end of the Doctor of Dermatological sciences program, graduating health care professionals will be able to:

1. Work as team members in pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry in production, quality assurance, marketing and research of skin care products

2. Guide clients regarding skin care and perform noninvasive cosmetics procedures independently

3. Work with Dermatologists as part of a skin care team, in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings, assisting in management of Dermatologic diseases and invasive procedures

4. Pursuit an academic career in allied health sciences undergraduate programs

5. Contribute in promoting a research culture by conducting and publishing good quality research

Role and Scope

1. Cosmetic scientist

2. Cosmetologist/ Skin care practitioner

3. Dermatology associate

4. Teacher

5. Researcher

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)
  Credit Hours 17(13-4)

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)
CHEM-128 Organic chemistry (Basics) 3(3-0)
PATH -211 Pathology I (General and microbiology) 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 17(15-2)

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-216 Technical Writing & Presentation Skills 3(3-0)
PHA- 301 Pharmacology 3(2-1)
CHEM-217 Organic Chemistry (Advanced) 3(2-1)
CM-223 Community Dermatology 3(2-1)
DERMA -225 Principles of nutrition and health 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 15(12-3)

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PATH-221 Pathology-II (Pathophysiology of Skin Diseases) 3(2-1)
DERMA-412 Therapeutics 3(3-0)
DERMA 416 Infections and infestations 3(2-1)
RM-214 Research Methodology-I 3(2-1)
CS-124 Cosmetic Sciences-I (Fundamentals) 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 15(12-3)


Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BS-314 Behavioral Sciences 3(3-0)
RM-224 Research Methodology-II 3(1-2)
DERMA-317 Adverse effects of Cosmetics and drugs 3(3-0)
DERMA-316 Approach to a Patient with Skin Problem 3(2-1)
DERMA-318 Inflammatory Skin Diseases 3(3-0)
PC-319 Patient Care 3(2-1)
CS-212 Cosmetic sciences-II (Manufacturing cosmetic Formulations, labeling and packaging) 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18(14-4)

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DERMA-321 Dermatology and Internal Medicine-I 3(3-0)
SC-323 Skin Care in all ages 3(3-0)
STAT-324 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
CS 213 Regulation/Legislation of cosmetic products 3(3-0)
DERMA-325 Hair, Nails and mucosal disorders 3(3-0)
CS-222 Cosmetic sciences-III (Dispensing of Manufactured Formulations) 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18(17-1)

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DS-411 Disorders of Pigmentation 3(2-1)
SC-415 Supervised Skin Care Practice-I (Basic Life Support) 2(1-1)
DERMA-414 Photobiology and phototherapy 3(2-1)
MS-417 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
DERMA-418 Teledermatology & clinical photography 2(0-2)
MP-419 Medical Physics 2(2-0)
CS-413 Cosmetic Sciences-IV (Chemical Analysis and Stability) 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18(12-6)


Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
COS-421 LASERS in Aesthetics 3(2-1)
CP-422 Cosmetic Procedures I 3(2-1)
SC-423 Supervised skin care practice-II 3(1-2)
DS-425 Psychosocial impact of skin disease and health economics 3(3-0)
MS-426 Marketing Management 3(3-0)
HE-427 Health education 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18(14-4)


Semester 9

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DS-511 Skin care of the young 3(2-1)
DS-512 Sexually transmitted infections 3(2-1)
SC-513 Supervised skincare practice III 3(1-2)
DS-514 Wound management 3(2-1)
CP-515 Cosmetic procedures II 4(2-2)
  Credit Hours 16(9-7)


Semester 10

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DS-521 Ageing and geriatric skin care 3(2-1)
DERMA-522 Pediatric skin care 3(2-1)
SC-523 Supervised skincare practice IV 3(1-2)
DS-524 Perfumery 3(2-1)
FP-526 Final Project 5(0-5)
  Credit Hours 17(7-10)
  Total Credit Hours: 169(125-44)