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The Spring 2021 Dermaceutics Course is complete.

The next offering will be Spring 2024

If you are interested in the course videos please email




Course Syllabus:


Module 1:    Basic Principles – Skin Structure & Function; Instructor:  Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 2:    Basic Principles – Stratum corneum & lipids; Biochemistry of the Skin;  Instructors:  Dr. Menon/Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 3:    Skin Aging and Photodamage; Instructors:  Dr. Rhein/Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 4:    Principles of Percutaneous Absorption; Skin of Color; Skin Penetration Pathways;  Instructors:  Dr. Seiberg/Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 5:    Enhancement of Drug Permeation I; Journal Club;  Instructor:  Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 6:    Enhancement of Drug Permeation II; Journal Club;  Instructor:  Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 7:    Formulation Patents, I.P. & Obviousness ; Instructors:  Dr. Sharareh/Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 8:    Skin Diffusion & Dissolution – Fick’s law of diffusion; Percutaneous penetration parameters; Drug release studies; Journal Club;  Instructor:  Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 9:    In vitro and in vivo clinical testing; In vitro cellular skin models; In vitro & In vivo animal models; Instructor:  Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 10:    In vitro and in vivo clinical testing; Clinical testing in humans; Antiperspirants & Deodorants; Instructors:  Dr. Muizzuddin/Dr. Hilliard

Module 11:    Delivery Systems:  Transdermal delivery systems;  Instructor:  Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 12:    Skin Diseases, Clinical Treatments & Commercialization Overview & treatment of common skin diseases; from the clinic to commerce;

Instructors:  Dr. Otto Mills/Dr. Jeff Mills/Dr. Michniak-Kohn

Module 13:    Delivery Systems & Toxicology:  Topical delivery systems; Toxicology and the skin;  Instructors:  Dr. Joseph/Dr. Indu Pal Kaur

Module 14:    Hot Topics:  Fundamentals of Hair Science Vibrational Spectroscopy, Microscopy & Imaging of Skin and Hair;

Instructors:  Dr. Evans, Dr. Gourion-Arsiquaud,Dr. Michniak-Kohn



2021 pricing:

Full Semester:  CDR Gold Members: $500;  Non-Members $950.00;

Single Sessions: $150.00;

**Please note that Industry participants and those currently not enrolled as Rutgers students will receive a certificate of completion in lieu of academic credits.

If you have any questions please contact:


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