Postgraduate Certificate in Trichology and Hair Sciences

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Trichology services are growing in demand, yet there are insufficient numbers of healthcare professionals with the knowledge base required to diagnose, manage, and treat hair and scalp conditions (Macbeth et al., 2018). Our Postgraduate Certificate in Trichology and Hair Sciences has been specifically designed to meet the growing global demand for expertise in this rapidly expanding field. Healthcare professionals will be equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the science behind hair and scalp health, as well as the causes and treatments for various trichological disorders. Our curriculum covers essential aspects of trichology and hair sciences including hair physiology, alopecia and hirsutism.

As a graduate of this trichology course, you will be provided with in-depth knowledge and skills relevant to diagnosing, treating and managing various hair and scalp disorders.

Our students benefit from learning from our renowned expert faculty, with courses designed in line with the latest research and evidence-based practices, ensuring you can apply innovative knowledge to your own practice.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Trichology and Hair Sciences is a specialised programme for healthcare professionals who have already achieved a university undergraduate qualification in a relevant medical field.

PgCert Trichology and Hair Sciences

Next intake: September 2024Key Facts

Awarding University
University of South Wales
Commitment
Part-time
Exit Points
PgCert
6 Months
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
30th August 2024
Course start date
2nd September 2024 (view full module dates)
Format
100% Online
Total Fees
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This online Trichology and Hair Sciences course supports the professional development of healthcare professionals by equipping them with specialised skills and knowledge in trichology and hair science, enabling them to provide enhanced care to their patients and advance their careers in the field.

Following the successful completion of our 6 month Postgraduate Certificate in Trichology and Hair Sciences you should:

  • Gain life-long learning and advanced problem-solving skills that they can apply to practise in trichology and hair sciences.
  • Critically evaluate the evidence base in trichology and hair sciences.
  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the investigation and evidence-based management in trichology in a range of settings.
  • Critically analyse the biological and physiological measures to assess hair and scalp disorders in the individual.

Next intake: September 2024 Key Facts

Awarding University
University of South Wales
Commitment
Part-time
Format
100% Online
Exit Points
PgCert
6 Months
Duration
6 months
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
30th August 2024
Course start date
2nd September 2024 (view full module dates)
Total Fees

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Who is this course for?

Our PGCert in Trichology Science Course is aimed at healthcare professionals who have an interest in Trichology and Hair Sciences. Trichology services are growing in demand, yet there are insufficient numbers of healthcare professionals with the knowledge base required to diagnose, manage, and treat hair and scalp conditions (Macbeth et al., 2018).

Our anticipated audience includes:

  • Medical graduates considering specialising in dermatology and related specialties.
  • Medical professionals with an interest in trichology and hair sciences, including nurses, GPs, and other allied health professionals
  • Primary care and private practices, clinics and aesthetic services that are clinically delivered.

How Will I Learn?

You will be supported throughout your studies by a committed team of internationally recognised educational experts.

Our courses are conducted through our interactive online learning platform, log in daily whenever and wherever you want. No fixed timetable empowers you to study when it suits you

These usually occur within groups of 10-20 students, allowing you to clearly communicate with both your tutor and fellow students.

Curriculum

Our online Postgraduate Certificate in Trichology and Hair Sciences allows you to study for just six months and is a part-time, distance-learning course. The course is worth 60 credits and comprises three modules of 20 credits, each running over a period of six weeks.

Module Aims:
The aim of this module is to equip students with a profound knowledge of hair physiology, enabling them to comprehend the intricate workings of hair biology. By delving into the underlying mechanisms of hair growth and maintenance, students will gain a solid foundation to further explore trichology and its applications.

Content Summary:
Indicative content to include topics outlined below and/or any other relevant current topics to fulfil the module aims and learning outcomes:

  • Hair Structure and Follicular Biology
  • Hair Growth Cycle, and Hair Disorders Classifications & Differential Diagnoses (Part 1)
  • Hair Growth Cycle, and Hair Disorders and Classifications & Differential Diagnoses (Part 2)
  • Hormonal Regulation of Hair Physiology (Investigations based on clinical assessment)
  • Nutritional and Environmental Factors and Hair Health
  • Dermoscopy in Hair and Scalp Analysis (Trichoscopy)

Learning and Teaching Methods:

  1. Critically apply a systematic knowledge of the most current evidence and practice in the complex processes involved in hair physiology, employing critical thinking skills to examine the interplay between cellular mechanisms, hormonal regulation, and environmental factors.
  2. Critically evaluate emerging approaches to the use of dermoscopy demonstrating the ability to apply theoretical concepts to practical scenarios in trichology practice.

Module Aims:
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of alopecia, its diverse aetiology, and its impact on individuals. By studying the underlying mechanisms and exploring available treatment options, students will be equipped to critically evaluate and contribute to the field of trichology, specifically in relation to alopecia.

Content Summary:
Indicative content to include topics outlined below and/or any other relevant current topics to fulfil the module aims and learning outcomes:

  • Types and Classifications of Alopecia
  • Aetiology and Pathophysiology of Alopecia
  • Diagnostic Approaches for Alopecia
  • Advancement in the treatment of Alopecia
  • Integrative and aesthetic approaches in Alopecia
  • Surgical Interventions for Alopecia

Learning and Teaching Methods:

  1. Critically apply a systematic knowledge of the most current evidence and practice in alopecia and critically evaluate emerging approaches to the treatment of the condition.
  2. Construct management strategies for the investigation and clinical management of presentations of alopecia to strategically enhance team performance in complex situations.

Module Aims:
The aim of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of hirsutism, including its underlying causes and the diagnostic challenges associated with this condition. By examining therapeutic approaches and considering the psychosocial impact of hirsutism, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to address this condition within the field of trichology.

Content Summary:
Indicative content to include topics outlined below and/or any other relevant current topics to fulfil the module aims and learning outcomes:

  • Aetiology and Pathogenesis of Hirsutism
  • Diagnostic Evaluation of Hirsutism (Hypertrichosis vs Hirsutism)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Other Important causes of Hirsutism
  • Emotional and Psychological Impact
  • Management of Hirsutism

Learning and Teaching Methods:

  1. Critically evaluate the diagnostic approaches for hirsutism, including laboratory tests, imaging techniques, and clinical assessment, to make accurate diagnoses.
  2. Critically apply the knowledge and synthesise the evidence into management strategies for patients presenting with hirsutism including the psychological impact on individuals.

Assessment Methods

The Trichology and Hair Sciences online course places assessments at the heart of the learning process through the employment of real life scenarios to enhance problem-solving, critical analysis and evidence-based practice. Since the scenarios act as a focus for learning and assessment, the two are intrinsically linked.

The three modules on the course have the same assessment format and for all modules, you will be assigned a dedicated expert tutor. Your tutor will then facilitate case discussions with the group, whilst monitoring, assessing and marking your work throughout. You will also participate in a combination of module activities that may be group and/or individual based, dependent on the module.

These innovative teaching methods enable you to envisage the translation of your studies into your every day work and practice. Due to the online nature of the course, you will be expected to regularly login and participate in the course - ideally on a daily basis. Students are recommended to spend around two hours per day on their studies. Our dedicated Student Support Team are also available to help with any problems you may face. From navigating our online platform to advising you on deadlines, our team can assist with any questions or challenges you may have along the way.

Students are required to critically analyse clinically focused case-based scenarios, discussion threads and weekly questions posed by their tutors via the Academic Forum (an online discussion board) and designed to meet the module learning outcomes. Here, students make their own researched and referenced contributions and interact with the tutor and their fellow students. There is no didactic teaching, instead, students are posed questions and prompted to search the literature, read it critically and respond. Engagement is encouraged by the tutor prompting students to respond and the use of automated activity monitoring software.

At the end of each module, the tutor allocates marks to each student based on a marking rubric. The rubric takes into account the following elements:

· Promptness and initiative
· Delivery of post (spelling and grammar)
· The relevance of post and referencing
· Expression within the post

The online reflective journal is a learning portfolio that requires the students to record and critically reflect on their learning. Reflection is an important aspect of the programme as the professionals will be able to spend time considering how their practice compares to the themes being discussed in the module. The tutor provides regular feedback to the student and marks it at the end of the module.

Reflective practice is a requirement for healthcare professionals for both professional re-validation and professional development.

The group activity is designed to stimulate and test the students’ ability to work as a team in taking the subject area forward. A group task is set, the group elects a leader using the online forum (designed to put leadership skills into practice) and the leader allocates tasks to group members.

The leader is responsible for managing, collating and submitting the activity (online) at the end of the module. The tutor provides formative guidance part way through the module and marks the assessment at the end.
Examples of individual activities might include either a written assignment, poster, blog or social media project.

All students must complete the same assignment for each module that is predetermined by the programme Leader before the modules commence. Students are not provided with an option to choose.

Case problems in the form of a one-hour timed examination with multiple-choice ‘single best answer’ questions directly test the reasoning and knowledge objectives of the module. The online examination is marked automatically. The examination tests Anti-Ageing Medicine related theory and problem-solving skills.

Entry requirements

Since our part time Trichology and Hair Sciences course is conducted entirely online, it is accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.

Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare or management field.

Registered healthcare professionals working in the healthcare field, without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Documents Required

  • A copy of your updated CV including your address and date of birth.
  • A copy of your undergraduate degree certificate.
  • The name and email address of someone who is able to provide a reference, this can be a work colleague, employer or former tutor.
  • A detailed personal statement explaining why you would like to undertake the course.
  • A copy of your proof of English competency (see below).

English Language Requirements
Proficiency in the English language is also essential to completing our courses. If English is NOT your first language, we ask for proof of competency during the application process. We are able to accept an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 for each band) or an equivalent qualification.

If you do not meet these requirements, please don’t worry. The University of South Wales run a number of English Language Programmes at the Centre for International English to prepare you for your academic studies. You can also contact our admissions team on admissions@diploma-msc.com for more information on the qualifications we accept.

Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for September 2024:
£2,550
Application deadline - TBC

Option 1: Upfront Payment in full. Option 2: Interest free payments every other month for the duration of the course.

DateInstalmentsUp-Front Payments
Deposit£850£2,550
1st November 2024£850
1st January 2025£850

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