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We offer the Dermaceutics Course every three years.  Our next offering will be in 2024.  


If you are interested in registering for the Dermaceutics Course on one of our “off years”, please note that this course is being offered by the Professional Science Master’s Program as part of their Personal Care Science concentration. Prospective students can be part of the PSM Program but they also welcome continuing education students. Information about this course can be found here: .


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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