Essential Dermatology will cover most of the common skin diseases, providing a comprehensive review of: clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, impact on quality of life, and management. The unit will also cover the clinicopathological correlation and aetiopathogenesis of skin disease and will equip students to interpret histology reports. Diseases are organised by body region and clinical characteristics and include: inflammatory diseases (acne, psoriasis, eczema), autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases (lupus, morphea, pustulosis), cutaneous drug reactions, infections; and cancer. The use of new technologies in diagnosis and treatment is also discussed. On completion of the unit, students should be able to diagnose the most common cutaneous presentations, recognise possible alternative diagnoses, and complete an appropriate management plan.
compulsory 1 day face to face workshop; online lectures and webinar tutorials and discussion forums
online exam (40%), workshop participation and skills assessment (20%), case based discussion boards (20%), participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%), online quizzes (10%)
Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, Gilchrest BA, Paller AS, Lefell DJ and Wolff K. (2012). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. Ed 8, New York: McGraw-Hill