MESSAGE OF HOS
We welcome you to The School of Dermatological Sciences. At The University of Faisalabad we strive to provide you with an exceptional learning experience through interactive teaching, hands on practice on modern equipment and activities for intellectual development. We aim to groom you into a health care professional who will contribute her share in the improvement of healthcare services in Pakistan. Skin care is a highly demanded field throughout the world and carries a wide scope. This program will enable you to excel in this field in a variety of roles. We hope your journey with us will be full of enlightening experiences.
Prof. Dr Tanzeela Khalid
Skincare for all ages
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.
By the end of the Doctor of Dermatological sciences program, graduating health care professionals will be able to
- Work as team members in pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry in production, quality assurance, marketing and research of skin care products
- Guide clients regarding skin care and perform noninvasive cosmetics procedures independently
- 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
- Pursuit an academic career in allied health sciences undergraduate programs
- Contribute in promoting a research culture by conducting and publishing good quality research
The value of skin as an organ is unquestionable. The mere fact that skin ascribes identity and makes a human being presentable and attractive to others is sufficient evidence for its importance. Moreover the wide range of functions that skin performs from temperature regulation to fluid and electrolyte balance demand a good care of this vital organ system.
Currently in Pakistan, the only health care professionals dealing with skin related diseases are Dermatologists and general physicians. By Dec 2018, there are 611 Dermatologists registered with Pakistan Association of Dermatologists, making a ratio of 1: 32, 733 for a 20 million population. On the other hand the general physicians practicing in Pakistan have attended only a 2 credit hours Dermatology course during their 5 years MBBS degree with very little practical exposure to patients with skin diseases. There is a huge gap in health professions regarding skin care and prevention of skin diseases.
The School of Dermatological Sciences at The University of Faisalabad designed a 5 years course 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.
by the end of this five year program, graduates will be able to perform their role as:
- Cosmetic scientist
- Cosmetologist/ Skin care practitioner
- Dermatology associate