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full-time / part-time


6 semesters


1st degree, bachelor's degree

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PLN 583 / installment

Study Program

Studies at the Silesian College of Medicine in Katowice can be undertaken full-time or part-time. For each, courses are conducted according to the following respective schedule:

Full-time – zajęcia odbywają się od poniedziałku do piątku (średnio jest to 6 godzin lekcyjnych dziennie od godzin porannych).


Part-time – For part-time studies, the courses (practical classes, seminars, lectures) are usually held every two weeks on Fridays starting from 16:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays.


Note! The starting and ending time of courses on given days may change depending on the number of hours in the semester and the schedule. The times presented are as close as possible to the actual ones.


The study program combines knowledge in the field of medicine and chemistry with the practical skills for performing a wide range of conventional and cutting-edge cosmetic treatments.


* The Academy reserves the right to modify the courses in accordance with the regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education on the education standards for individual faculties and levels of education, as well as creation and conditions for creation of inter-disciplinary studies and combination majors of July 12, 2007.

Course name
sem I
sem II
sem III
sem IV
sem V
sem VI
Occupational safety and health
Foundations of ethics
P.E. (full-time studies)
Foreign language
Chemia ogólna
Electrical properties of cells and tissues, nerve conduction. Ion transport through membranes. Measurement of diffusion potential, adhesion, cohesion and surface tension. Biophysical mechanisms and biological effects of mechanical interactions on the body. The impact of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on a living organism. Biophysics of lasers. Interaction of laser radiation with biological tissue.
Introduction to normal anatomy of the human body. Types of tissues and their role in the body. Organs and organ systems of the human body. Human body structures and their position. Axes and planes, position in space. Relationships between the structure and functions of human body organs.
Physiology and pathophysiology
Introduction to general physiology. Cell membrane and cell physiology. Transport across the cell membrane (diffusion, osmosis, active transport and vesicular transport). The concept of homeostasis. The concept of health and disease. Pathogenic factors (division, functioning mechanisms). Inflammation, mechanisms of inflammatory reactions. Pain, types of pain. Water-electrolyte and acid-alkaline balance. Hormones. Vitamins. Functioning of organs and systems of the human body.
Amino acids and peptides. Biogenic amines. Structure and biological function of proteins. Enzymes, classification of enzymes. Structure, properties and the role of simple, di and polysaccharides in the body. Biological oxidation. Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Hormones and vitamins. Genetic code and protein biosynthesis. Biochemistry of organs and tissues. Transport through biological membranes.
Histologia ogólna i histologia skóry
Mikrobiologia ogólna i mikrobiologia skóry
First aid
Skin care cosmetology
Epidermis exfoliation. The impact of external factors on the skin and its adnexa. Skin phototype. Skin – its types and care. Skin with vascular lesions. Upper limb care: technique of massage, various exercises for arms, forearms and hands. Elbow care. Hand care and relaxation treatments – paraffin treatment, warm wax, hand baths and others. Products used for hand and nail care. Biological and traditional manicure – procedure principles and techniques. Nail plate strengthening treatments. Lower limb care: foot care. Hair removal. Pedicure: procedure principles, techniques and tools. Foot baths, compresses, everyday foot exercises. The most common foot ailments – ingrown toenails, calluses and corns, cracked skin, burns, abrasions – treatment. Foot care products. Massage – types and techniques. Oxygenating, regenerating, nourishing, moisturizing and lifting treatments for the face, neck and décolleté – techniques. Eye contour care treatments. Skin damage caused by cosmetics or improper treatment. Skin reactions caused by using improper cosmetic products.
Beauty cosmetology
Basic makeup. Nail art. Improving the look of eye contour. Safe tanning.
Cosmetic formula
Principles of preparing formulas and reading the ingredient lists. Cosmetic formula ingredients. Physicochemical properties of biologically active substances. Toners, lotions, masks, creams, make-up cosmetics, cosmetics with keratolytic agents – effect, formula, method of preparation.
Symptomatics of skin diseases. Bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, seborrheic, allergic skin diseases. Psoriasis. Dermatoses. Pigmented nevi. Photodermatoses. Autoimmune diseases. Mechanical and thermal skin damage. Hair and nail diseases. Pre-cancerous conditions, paraneoplastic conditions, carcinoma in situ, malignant neoplasms. Etiopathogenesis, clinical picture, principles of diagnosis and differentiation, prognosis, treatment.
Physiotherapy and massage
Historical outline of massage and physical therapy. Phototherapy, electrotherapy, thermotherapy, hydrotherapy. Kinesitherapy, balneotherapy. Massage. The impact of classic massage on the human body; indications and contraindications for massage; classic massage techniques. Aspects of wellness.
Cosmetic chemistry
Basic information about elements and chemical compounds. Structure, preparation, properties and application of: oxides, hydroxides, inorganic acids and salts, hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, mono- and polysaccharides, amino acids and peptides. Free radical reactions. equirements for the quality of water intended for pharmaceutical and cosmetic purposes. Cosmetics ingredients. Cosmetic raw materials. Basic laboratory activities – obtaining fluids, oils, masks, cosmetic emulsions. Health and safety at work with cosmetic raw materials. Operational health and safety in a cosmetic chemistry laboratory.
Introduction to general pharmacology. The role of drugs in the human body – pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of drugs. Drug formula with consideration of the latest forms used in dermatology. Pharmacological treatment of wrinkles. Drugs intensifying and protecting the skin against light. Pharmacotherapy of skin cancer.
Environmental factors affecting health. Mental hygiene, rest, relaxation methods. Mental functioning disorders – stress. The concept and types of stress. Epidemiology in history, definitions of epidemiology, health and disease. Basic concepts and methods used in epidemiological research. Types of epidemiological research. Hygienic standards and principles regarding the equipment and operation of a laboratory or a beauty salon. Operational health and safety rules. Sanitary and epidemiological services. Introduction to health promotion
Projekt zawodowy
Natural cosmetics and herbal remedies
Negotiation and decision making techniques
Business economics and management
Cosmetology devices and equipment
Skin oncology
Modern-age diseases
Body shaping and posture improvement
Health promotion
Plants used in cosmetics and fragrant substances
Types of plant tissues (protective, parenchymal, vascular, secretory tissues; their structure and functions). Types of plants used in cosmetology. Plants providing vegetable oils, waxes, balms, resins, vitamins, minerals, etc. Allergenic plants.
Sensorics and fragrances
Interpersonal communication and self-presentation techniques
Cosmetic formulation technology
Cosmetic formulation technology
Therapeutic cosmetology
Classification of skin diseases. Acne: types, symptoms, treatment, acne scars. Indications and contraindications for cosmetic procedures. Acne skin care at home, in a beauty salon and in an aesthetic medicine facility. Climatic therapy and spa treatment. Obesity – causes of obesity. Contemporary methods of prevention and treatment of obesity. Treatments used in wellness facilities. Cellulite – characteristics, types and causes. Methods of prevention and treatment in a beauty salon and at home. Anti-cellulite cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Stretch marks – causes, typical symptoms, methods and means of treatment and prevention at home and in a beauty salon. Products against stretch marks available on the cosmetics market. Treatments used for dilated blood vessels.
Aesthetic medicine
Endocrine diseases affecting the skin condition. The impact of contraceptives on a woman’s body. Menopause and andropause – changes in the human body. Skin care for pregnant women. Harmful effect of smoking cigarettes and other drugs, negative impact on the skin condition and possibility of implementing treatment procedures. The most common complications and their frequency after skin rejuvenation procedures and their treatment. Tattoos and birthmark removal. Cosmetic dentistry. Excessive sweating – treatment.
Prevention of infections
Hair and make-up styling
Vocational training
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