The Advanced Skin Analysis Program
Our new revised, expanded and improved program aims to provide better learning outcomes, and now provides international CPD certification on course completion. This course is a comprehensive, practical approach to accelerate your progress as a competent and knowledgeable skin treatment practitioner with diagnostic skills.
Key features & benefits:
- 56 units of learning (lessons) across seven modules
- 21 Hours of video presentations
- 980 pages of notes/transcripts in PDF format
- 52 multiple-choice answer assessments featuring Quiz Assist®
- Includes 4 e-books and full references for supplementary study
- CPD accreditation for 65 contact hours as a Pastiche Skin Diagnostic Technician
- Can be completed in 10 days (full-time), 3 months (part-time) if time permits; or take up to 18 months
- Excellent educational value: around $20 per hour of advanced knowledge-all in your own time, whenever and wherever you are.
Why learn Diagnostic Skin Analysis with our Advanced Skin Analysis program?
On your educational journey with us you will learn to the importance of determining to correctly identify the various skin conditions presented in clinic and causes of those conditions. Many contemporary skin conditions fail to respond to traditional approaches and require more intelligent interventions. Without a thorough understanding of why skin conditions develop and the individual circumstances surrounding them, we are unable to prescribe effective, realistic, treatment solutions and programs.
Take your career to the next logical step and join other skin care practitioners from around the world by learning how to become a certified Pastiche Skin Diagnostician.
See ‘Curriculum‘ tab for the list of modules and lessons, or find out more HERE
Typical completion time is between 3-4 months, with a maximum duration* of 18 months.
*Extensions available in some circumstances
Module one: Advanced Skin Anatomy & Physiology ~ 9 Lessons
This module is an exploration of the anatomical, physiological & morphological aspects of the skin. The purpose of this in-depth component of the course is to provide an understanding of how the skin works and the various mechanisms that contribute to skin health and normal function. Only by understanding this can we recognize what has gone wrong when presented with anomalous skin conditions. This first module comprises of 9 units of learning(lessons) covering the following:
Lesson 1.1 – Internal Cell Structure
Lesson 1.2 – Biological cellular damage
Lesson 1.3 – Cell to cell communication
Lesson 1.4 – Cells and systems of the epidermis and dermis
Lesson 1.5 – Lifecycle of the keratinocyte
Lesson 1.6 – Skin Microbiome formation
Lesson 1.7 – Stem cells and skin development
Lesson 1.8 – The Formation of the Acid mantle ecosystem
Lesson 1.9 – What is keratinand why is it important?
Module two: Core principles of a detailed skin analysis ~ 7 Lessons
This module is the introduction to the Pastiche Method, and covers the rationale of how the procedure works and the type of information gathered in a consultation to be able to focus your attention on the contributing factors to prevailing conditions.
Lesson 2.1 – Pastiche Method
Lesson 2.2 – Introducing this new service
Lesson 2.3 – Setting up the diagnostic area & equipment
Lesson 2.4 – Diagnostic characteristics and how to view the skin
Lesson 2.5 – Power of Consultation – demographics
Lesson 2.6 – Power of Consultation – sun exposure & genetics
Lesson 2.7 – Power of Consultation – nutrition & cellular well-being
Module three: Gathering important & relevant information ~ 7 Lessons
This module is a continuation of of the rationale and covers the second part of the consultation procedure including the determining of the basic majority skin type and clinical/aftercare protocols.
Lesson 3.1 – Power of Consultation – medical history
Lesson 3.2 – Power of Consultation – medical &general health
Lesson 3.3 – Power of Consultation – cosmetic & clinical history
Lesson 3.4 – Discovering the difference between skin type, skin condition, skin disorder & disease
Lesson 3.5 – Skin colour & risk for pigmentation
Lesson 3.6 – Contraindications & protocols
Lesson 3.7 – Diagnose skin type & skin risk from the consultation
Module four: Skin conditions related to Texture ~ 11 Lessons
This module provides a focus on skin conditions that are related to the texture and the structure of the skin, including Keratolytic skin conditions and the structural integrity of the skin. This module provides a focus on skin conditions that are related to the texture and the structure of the skin, including Keratolytic skin conditions and the structural integrity of the skin.
Lesson 4.1 – Introducing diagnostic summary forms
Lesson 4.2 – Layer by layer
Lesson 4.3 – How to diagnose keratolytic conditions such as incomplete corneocyte compaction
Lesson 4.4 – Non-inflammatory Acne grades one and two and inflammatory acne grade three
Lesson 4.5 – The wound healing process
Lesson 4.6 – Understanding Scar Tissue Categories
Lesson 4.7 – Loss of structural integrity; Fibroblast function
Lesson 4.8 – The development and structure of the collagen fibrilction
Lesson 4.9 – The loss of adhesion and resiliency of the ageing skin and the structure and development of the elastin fibril
Lesson 4.10 – The ageing skin: The dermal structurest function
Lesson 4.11 – The final assessment of Skin conditions of Texture: A practical assignment
Module five: Skin conditions related to colour ~ 9 Lessons
This module explores the skin conditions classified under the colour characteristic; factors that affect the skin’s colour due to changes in vascularity, an overactive immune system and defective melanin deposition.
Lesson 5.1 – Vascular and Immune systems
Lesson 5.2 – The visual analysis of common vascular skin conditions
Lesson 5.3 – Rosacea: New cellular triggers and analysis categories
Lesson 5.4 – Rosacea Analysis: Guideline for the diagnosis
Lesson 5.5 – The Melanocyte Life Cycle and Melanogenesis
Lesson 5.6 – Cause and Effect, of pigmentation
Lesson 5.7 – Cellular damage to the melanocyte
Lesson 5.8 – Visual analysis of pigmentation
Lesson 5.9 – Pigmentation; assessment
Module six: Skin conditions related to secretions and the skin barrier ~ 9 Lessons
This module follows the same structure as the two previous modules, but with attention on skin conditions related to secretions and the skin barrier systems.
Lesson 6.1 – Secretions of the skin
Lesson 6.2 – The lymphatic system
Lesson 6.3 – Skin Enzyme Activity
Lesson 6.4 – EFAD and Lipid peroxidation
Lesson 6.5 – The Antimicrobial Barrier and Impaired barrier defense systems
Lesson 6.6 – The endocrine system
Lesson 6.7 – Hormonal medicated acne
Lesson 6.8 – Visual analysis secretions
Lesson 6.9 – The practical assignment and assessment of those skin conditions linked to the diagnostic characteristic of texture, colour and secretions
Module seven: Summary and treatment planning ~ 3 Lessons
This final module is where we pull all of the information together to summarize findings and prescribe a treatment program. We also show how diagnostic equipment is a valuable data gathering and communication tool for selling your treatment programs.
Lesson 7.1 – Diagnostic summary completion
Lesson 7.2 – Prescribing and selling the treatment program
Lesson 7.3 – Final visual analysis of skin conditions & final exam