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ESTH 120 - Unit Two: The Science of Skin and Nail Care

The Science of Skin and Nail Care focuses on the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology and chemistry that is necessary for esthetics and nail care practitioners. Infection and infection control measures are emphasized. The tools of the industry are examined, as are the skin and nail care products used.


Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 30)


Total Weeks:  4


ESTH 110 Unit One: Career Foundations


Non-Course Prerequisites: 




Course Content:
- Bacteria and other infectious agents
- Sanitation and disinfection
- Nail product chemistry
- Anatomy and Physiology

    Cells, tissue, organs
    Skeletal and muscular systems
- Nail disorders
- Skin disorders
- The creative touch


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify and describe the principles of anatomy, physiology and microbiology needed by esthetics and nail care practitioners
- Describe cells, their structure, and their reproduction
- Define tissue and identify the types of tissues found in the body
- Explain infection and infection control
- Describe the types of infections likely to occur on the fingernail
- Explain the differences between sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization
- State the chemistry of the products used in esthetics and nail care
- Explain the fundamentals of skin and nail care
- Explain skin and nail pathology
- Demonstrate sanitation and disinfection procedures
- Explain the cause and prevention of skin disorders
- Identify the nail disorders that can be serviced by a nail technician and those that should not

- Learners must demonstrate competencies in their skills to Industry Standards.


Grading System:  Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


Percentage of Individual Work:   100


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