BS Dermatological Sciences


By the end of the BS 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

    4 years program + 1 year clinical practice

  • Eligibility

    FSc Pre Medical with minimum 50% marks or equivalent

  • credit hours


  • Fee Rs



Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-111 Functional English-I 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 Functional English-II 3(3-0)
PS-121 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
IT-122 Computer Applications-II 3(2-1)
DS-127 Structure & Function of Skin 3(2-1)
CHEM-228 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-224 English-III (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 -226 Principles of Nutrition and Health 3(3-0)
HE-427 Health Education 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18(15-3)

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PATH-221 Pathology-II (Pathophysiology of Skin Diseases) 3(2-1)
RM-214 Research Methodology I 3(2-1)
DERMA-314 Therapeutics 3(3-0)
DERMA-416 Infections and Infestations 3(2-1)
CS-124 Cosmetics Sciences-I 3(3-0)
BS-227 Behavioral Sciences 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18(15-3)


Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CS-213 Regulation/Legislation of Cosmetic Products 3(3-0)
RM-224 Research Methodology-II 3(1-2)
DERMA-311 Adverse Effects of Cosmetics and Drugs 3(3-0)
DERMA-312 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)
DERMA-414 Photobiology and Phototherapy 3(2-1)
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(17-2)

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DS-411 Disorders of Pigmentation 3(2-1)
DS-412 Sexually Transmitted Infections 3(2-1)
MS-417 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
DERMA-418 Teledermatology & Clinical Photography 3(1-2)
MP-419 Medical Physics 3(3-0)
CS-413 Cosmetic Sciences-IV (Chemical Analysis and Stability) 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18(13-5)


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-I 3(1-2)
DS-425 Psychosocial Impact of Skin Disease and Health Economics 3(3-0)
MS-426 Marketing Management 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18(14-4)


Semester 9

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DS-511 Perfumery 3(2-1)
DS-512 Seminar-I 2(2-0)
SC-513 Supervised Skincare Practice II 3(1-2)
RP-514 Research Project 3(2-1)
CP-515 Cosmetic Procedures II 4(2-2)
  Credit Hours 17(7-10)


Semester 10

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DS-521 Seminar-II 2(0-2)
DERMA-522 Internship 6(0-6)
SC-523 Supervised Skincare Pactice III 3(1-2)
CP-524 Cosmetic Procedures III 3(2-1)
PR-525 Project Report 2(0-2)
  Credit Hours 16(3-13)
  Total Credit Hours: 175