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Faculty of Complementary Medicines

Department of Cosmetology

Cosmetology is an emerging field in the world. People are more and more concern about their appearances, skin and aging. Cosmetologists provide personal care services that include caring for people's hair, skin, and nails. This Bachelor of Science in cosmetology program offers you an extensive training & knowledge in beauty & cosmetic formulation, analysis, manufacturing beauty cosmetology. This program will also incorporate core technical aptitudes with administrative & managerial skills, particularly required by the Beauty & Wellness area.

Course Syllabus

Department of Cosmetology

Cosmetology is an emerging field in the world. People are more and more concern about their appearances, skin and aging. Cosmetologists provide personal care services that include caring for people’s hair, skin, and nails. This Bachelor of Science in cosmetology program offers you an extensive training & knowledge in beauty & cosmetic formulation, analysis, manufacturing beauty cosmetology. This program will also incorporate core technical aptitudes with administrative & managerial skills, particularly required by the Beauty & Wellness area.

This 18 months course is conducted by Medicina Alternativa – The Open International Institute of Complementary Medicine (OIUCM), Sri Lanka and the final degree is granted by Universidad Azteca (Azteca University) – Mexico which is approved by  University Grant’s Commissions (UGC) Sri Lanka.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has predicted 10% growth rate for cosmetology related jobs from 2014 – 2024. B.Sc. in Beauty Cosmetology will open carrier opportunities in many avenues such as,

  • Health spa / resort manager
  • Salon manager / owner
  • Pharmacy cosmetic consultant
  • Spa therapist on a cruise ship
  • Beauty consultant for international cosmetic companies
  • Freelance Beauty/ Hair consultant
  • Beauty editor/ journalist
  • Beauty educator
  • Cruise Beauty Therapist/ Hairdresser
  • External & Internal verifiers (Assessors) 

 

 

 

B.Sc. in Cosmetology: Syllabus and Program Description 2019-2020
A comprehensive 18 Months syllabus for the program is specified below

  • Module 01 – Health & Safety practice in the salons
  • Module 02 – Basic Anatomy
  • Module 03 – Skin, Nail, Hand & Foot care and Bridal
  • Module 04 – Hair Dressing
  • Module 05 – Hygiene & Spa treatment
  • Module 06 – Advanced Make-up
  • Module 07 – Human Nutrition
  • Module 08 – Cosmetic Acupuncture & Acupressure
  • Module 09 – Ayurvedic Beauty Treatments
  • Module 10 – Study of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Module 11 – Study about new cosmetic machines & other sophisticated equipment  
  • Module 12 – Entrepreneurship & Communication skill development
  • Module 13 – Finance & Marketing module
  • Module 14 – HR & Legal module
  • Module 15 – Information Technology
  • Module 16 – Psychology Module
  • Module 17 – Project Paper/ Thesis

Academic Staff

Department of Cosmetology

Prof.Chandima Wijebandara

Former Vice Chancellor
University of Sri Jayawardenapura
B.A. (Honours, First Class) University of Ceylon, 1968 Ph.D University of Lancaster (UK) 1973 D.Litt , Buddhist and Pali University Professional Certificate in English (Merit) University of Cambridge. Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Sri Jayewardenepura Professional: 1968 – 1980 University of Colombo 1980-1983 University of Kelaniya 1983 – 2007 University of Sri Jayewardenepura (retired as Professor of Pali and Buddhist Studies and Vice Chancellor) 2007- 2017 BRS/BL Graduate School, Singapore. 1989 -1990 Felowship, Commonwealth Universities,UK

Dr. Pradeep N' Weerasinghe

Senior Lecturer in Mass Media
Head of the Department of Mass Media,
University of Colombo
Chairman, National Secretariat for Media Reforms, Sri Lanka

Prof. K. K. D. S. Ranaweera

M.Sc, Ph.D. (Academy of Science, USSR), Fellow Post Doc(UK)

Dr. Iresh Jayaweera

MBBS (USJP), PG Dip In Venereology & MD In Venereology (Colombo)Visiting Lecturer PGIM and IIM-University of ColomboConsultant Venereologist(Acting)National Std Aids Control Program(NSACP)

Dr. Sandali Narathota

BAMS (Hons) - University of Colombo:Reading MSc in General Medicine - GWUIM Former Temporary Demonstrator at IIM-UOC : Visiting Lecturer for Research Methodology at OIUCM since 2021

Dr. Wulakshi Wijekoon

MD( Russia), MD (A.M),

Dr.Malinda De Silva

(MBBS Colombo), MBA (Malaysia)Consultant in Wellness

Prof.Dr. Prem Pal Sing

MD(A.M), Ph.D,Specialist in Cosmetic AcupunctureSenior Lecturer/Senate Member

Dr. Amila Jayasinghe

DA.SL, D.Ac., MACF, PGDip/BAC,MA/MAC, MA/BS (University of Kelaniya)

Medicina Authorised Centre for BSc Cosmetology granted by Azteca University North America

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