SPM515 - Spa Product Knowledge II

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Last revision date Sep 4, 2018 11:06:58 AM
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Subject Title
Spa Product Knowledge II

Subject Description
Students will continue to build upon the skills achieved from Product Knowledge by further exploring the composition, properties and effects of substances applied to the skin and nails. Additional terms used in cosmetic chemistry and ingredients found in cosmeceutical, neutraceutical and pharmaceutical lines will be examined for their properties and intended effect.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1.  Define terms used in cosmetics chemistry;
  2. Distinguish among classifications of chemistry including analytical, inorganic, organic and biochemistry;
  3. Classify substances into living, non-living, biological and non-biological groups such as mineral or synthetic;
  4. Explain the basic principles of physics and the properties of matter and energy with respect to light, heat and electricity as used in esthetics treatments;
  5. Summarize the differences among cosmeceutical, neutraceutical and pharmaceutical ingredients used in cosmetics products;
  6. Compare features and benefits of cosmetic ingredients for the purpose of recommending skin care products which meet individual client needs;
  7. Access the significance, dangers and safety features involved in application of light, heat and electrical skin care treatments;
  8. Demonstrate the ability to accurately follow directions both verbal and written;
  9. Demonstrate the ability to work within assigned time frames to meet deadlines.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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