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1647 HUMAN SKIN: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

1647 HUMAN SKIN: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Associate Professor Lester Davids, molecular cell biologist, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town

With melanoma statistics rising among younger and middle-aged individuals, and scientists and researchers across the world racing against time to find drugs and vaccines for this common cancer, it makes sense to go back to the basics of skin physiology and study the largest organ in the body.

This five-lecture course will explain the anatomy and physiology of the skin and consider the importance of pigmentation and of skin care. An important focus will be the dangers people subject their skin to, including skin lightening and tanning. The course will examine what happens when things go wrong and how skin cancers (melanomas and non-melanomas) develop. It will end with a consideration of the current treatment options and the innovative directions in research in an attempt to find a cure.

 

LECTURE TITLES

Click on the lecture title to view the video of the lecture.

1. The skin as a living organ of the body

PowerPoint slides Lecture 1

2. The good: skin physiology

PowerPoint slides Lecture 2

3. The bad: How do we look after our skin? What people do to their skins

PowerPoint slides Lecture 3

4. The ugly: How do things go wrong? What happens when things go wrong?

PowerPoint slides Lecture 4

5. Development of current and future treatment options: Is there hope? Where to now?

PowerPoint Slides Lecture 5

 

Date: 16–20 January                                                  
Time:  9.15 am
COURSE FEES Full: R480,00  Staff: R240,00  Reduced: R120,00