Description of this module

Solar Protection

Solar Protection


Objectives - With this training, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the main effects of the solar radiation in the short and long term;
  • Identify the characteristics of a particular sunscreen;
  • Understand the efficiency and functioning of the sunscreens;
  • Provide advice on sun protection measures;
  • Recognize the particularities of the photo-protection in children.


  • Solar radiation
  • Effects of solar radiation on the skin
  • Skin protection mechanisms
  • Protectors and sunscreens
  • General measures of sun protection
  • Questions and myths
  • Moderate sun exposure
  • Expositive methods (oral exposure of the contents);
  • Demonstrative methods (pictures and videos displayed);
  • Active methods (case studies discussion and constant interaction with participants to consolidate the learned ideas and contents).
  • Final evaluation of the knowledge acquired by the learner;
  • Evaluation of the trainer, the training session and the training provider.
  • This training aims to involve all health professionals: pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy assistants, nurses and assistants, managers and supervisors who exercise their activity in the field of the pharmacy.
  • This training includes material to support the learning and an attendance certificate.