Objectives and competences

The Master in the Exposome and Skin offers students a holistic view of the factors that affect skin health, in order to provide an interdisciplinary perspective and with the aim of applying what they learn in their daily practice. The programme addresses the exposome from three dimensions: the environmental exposome, with factors such as photobiology and pollution; the individual exposome, understood as the impact of nutrition and mental health; and the social exposome, which encompasses the impact of cosmetics and lifestyle.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateLifelong learning master's degree certificate
Faculty or schoolInstitut de Formació Contínua IL3
Branch of knowledge
  • Medicine and dentistry
Mode of deliveryDistance
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 3.220,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:03/10/2024
Master's degree course homepage www.isd.eu
ManagmentPuig Sardá, Susana
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Yes

Objectives and competences


- To create an excellent, innovative learning experience based on the health of the skin to increase knowledge, contribute new management tools for the patient and reinforce interaction with other doctors in the international community of dermatologists.
- To contribute to the creation and dissemination of general knowledge in the world of dermatology and specifically to reduce pathologies relating to the skin and the exposome in current society.
- To share existing social and scientific knowledge on the main external agents and the bases of skin disorders in the short, mid-, and long term (appearance and worsening of dematological disorders, impact on ageing).
- To demonstrate the main tools for measuring and diagnosing the impact of the exposome on skin disorders and on the general quality of life of the dematological patient.
- To acquire knowledge on the integral approach to the patient, with a focus on new techniques and treatment pathways that are centred on reducing the impact of external agents (e.g. photoprotection, probiotics).
- To acquire scientific knowledge of the main exposome factors related to the modern lifestyle, as well as a fundamental understanding of their short, medium and long-term effects on the skin.
- To become equipped with the tools needed to advise patients in relation to all practices that affect the skin in order to prevent any negative effects that may arise.
- To offer a diverse and inclusive perspective of dermatology to the patient, focusing on raising awareness and providing appropriate communication and care strategies for the in-practice reality: a plural space.
To develop scientific research skills: to gain knowledge about and experience in research methods specific to dermatology and promote the ability to critically analyse scientific literature.
- To acquire a strong ability to produce effective scientific writing: to improve scientific writing skills, including clear structure, coherence and terminological accuracy. To promote the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely within the framework of the established format.
- To communicate scientific results: to improve oral presentation skills for the defence of the doctoral thesis before a specialized audience.
- To foster interdisciplinary knowledge: to develop the ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines to address broader research questions.
- To critically evaluate one's own research: to develop the ability to critically evaluate the results of one's own research and identify areas for improvement. To encourage autonomous reflection on the methods used and the clinical implications of the results obtained.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Dermatologists who are working at the start of the course.
- Graduates in medicine and surgery with a specialization in dermatology.
- Resident doctors taking a specialization course in dermatology.

Access for non-graduates is reserved exclusively for those with degrees in Medicine or Surgery with a specialization in Dermatology (underway or finished) whose qualification is not legalized in Spain at the start of the course.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:International School of Derma, S.A
Carrer Provençals, 33

08019 - Barcelona
Email address:admissions@isd.eu
Observations:Online learning.

For further enquiries

Address:International School of Derma, S.A
Carrer Provençals, 33

08019 - Barcelona
Email address:admissions@isd.eu