The Dermatology course will introduce students to dermatology and patients with skin disease. It will enable students to diagnose common skin conditions and understand the principles of management of these patients. The course will cover the pathogenesis of the main skin conditions and the main therapies to use including both topical preparations and systemic drugs, such as immunomodulating agents, immunosuppressants and biologics. The course is designed in 3 blocks. The first block will focus on the physiology, biology, biochemistry, functions of the skin and mechanisms that trigger skin pathologies. The second block will address the most common dermatological pathologies that a physician will face in his practice. The third block will skill students on the clinics by visiting both hospitalized patients suffering from more severe and also life-threatening conditions and ambulatories where patients generally complain of less serious skin diseases.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will learn: -To acquire an understanding of the scientific basis of dermatology; -To relate knowledge of skin structure to the physical signs of skin disease; -To take a coherent dermatological history and be able to describe cutaneous physical signs using appropriate terminology; -To recognise common skin diseases; -To recognise important cutaneous signs of systemic disease or adverse reactions to drugs; -To understand the principles of dermatological treatment.
Lesson period: First semester
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