The launch of the Cosmetology studies at the College of Education and Therapy in Poznań and introduction of specialised workshops and seminars to the curriculum are a response to the changing demands of the labour market. The demand for specialists in cosmetics and health and beauty care is growing in Poland. The beauty industry has recently become one of the most dynamic industries in Poland and in the world. The number of beauty salons, wellness salons and fitness clubs is constantly increasing. Their emergence is a response to the increasing interest in this type of services.

The treatments that people undergo are characterised by a much higher degree of difficulty than in the past. In addition to popular treatments, most salons offer specialised treatments that require specialist knowledge, certified by diplomas. Professionals caring for the beauty and health of others must now have a thorough medical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology, dermatology and modern-age diseases.

By participating in specialised workshops you will gain:

  • Practical classes in a modern vocational training workshop.
  • Knowledge on modern equipment also used in physiotherapy and aesthetic medicine.
  • Contact with professionals such as cosmetologists, dermatologists, aesthetic physicians, biotechnologists, physiotherapists.

Set of basic courses – 346 hours – 25 ECTS ×

  • Allergology and cosmetic dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Histophysiology of the skin and its appendages
  • Skin oncology
  • Mycology
  • Dietetics in health promotion / Prevention of modern-age diseases
  • Basics of gerontology and geriatrics / Anti-ageing medicine
  • Aesthetic medicine with elements of plastic surgery
  • Drug toxicology / Addiction prevention
  • Aspects of health psychology / Strategies for coping with stress

Set of courses in the field of study – 496 hours – 49 ECTS ×

  • Lasers in aesthetic cosmetology
  • Therapeutic cosmetology lab
  • Socio-cultural aspects of beauty
  • Physiotherapy in cosmetology
  • Cosmetic raw materials
  • Cosmetic toxicology
  • Formulation of selected cosmetic preparations
  • Mechanisms of action of active ingredients in cosmetology
  • Aromatic raw materials and aromatherapy
  • Industrial production of cosmetics
  • Medical micropigmentation / Fashion styling
  • Diploma seminar
  • Master's workshops

Set of general and social courses – 270 hours – 18 ECTS ×

  • Foreign language in cosmetology
  • Legal and economic aspects of business
  • Marketing in the beauty industry
  • Interpersonal communication / Business psychology
  • Methodology of own research
  • Didactics in cosmetology
  • Statistics
  • Safety and ergonomics at work
  • Scientific information in cosmetology

Specialisation courses – two paths to choose from – 168 hours – 13 ECTS ×

Management and engineering of cosmetics production

  • Planning tests and evaluation of cosmetic’s performance workshops
  • Cosmetic formulation technology
  • Project management
  • Physico-chemical testing of cosmetic products
  • Phytotherapy and phytocosmetics

Aesthetic cosmetology with elements of trichology

  • Diagnostic methods for smooth and hairy skin
  • Aesthetic cosmetology workshops
  • Trichotherapy in practice
  • Neurolifting
  • Aspects of cosmetic dentistry

Practical placement – 480 hours - 17 ECTS ×

Students complete 480 hours of practical placement during their two-year full-time and part-time Master's Studies.

  • 1st semester – Practical placement I – 80 hours
  • 2nd semester – Practical placement II – 240 hours
  • 3rd semester – Practical placement III – 80 hours
  • 4th semester – Practical placement IV – 80 hours

Education effects in the category of skills ×

A graduate is able to:

  1. Assess the toxicity of drugs and cosmetics depending on their type, dose and method of application
  2. Design cosmetic formulations and prepare cosmetic preparations and determine their intended use and sensory properties.
  3. Differentiate between the active substances in: nutricosmetics and cosmetic products, their origin and their effect on tissues; discuss INCI composition.
  4. Perform diagnostics on smooth and hairy skin using various diagnostic devices.
  5. Recognise immediate life-threatening conditions for the patient in the cosmetology practice.
  6. Prepare patients' skin condition for cosmetology and aesthetic medicine procedures.
  7. Differentiate between skin lesions, its defects and cooperate with specialists in various medical fields.
  8. Use stress management strategies in cosmetology practice.
  9. Use high-tech cosmetic and laboratory equipment, and determine its safety and effectiveness in use.
  10. Perform manual lymphatic drainage in anti-oedema therapies.
  11. Implement selected soft tissue therapy techniques for cosmetological and trichological procedures.
  12. Design an algorithm of personalised care and correction of the client's skin defects in the office and at home.
  13. Keep records (treatment record, photographic documentation, protocols) and comply with the provisions of the GDPR.
  14. Speak a foreign language at the level of B2+ (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages requirement).
  15. Work as part of a team; adopt common objectives for action; take on the role of a team leader, in particular for the chosen specialisation module.
  16. Undertake activities to promote health in the community.
  17. Interact in the planning and execution of research tasks in the field of cosmetology, perform basic statistical analyses on their own.
  18. Use IT tools for data acquisition, analysis and selection.
  19. Analyse errors and draw correct conclusions.
  20. Make use of scientific databases on issues in the fields of science relevant to cosmetology.
  21. Make use of scientific literature in Polish and foreign language.