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Unit Code: DMT830

Unit Name: Dermatology III

Description: Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of dermatologic diseases. It also involves undertaking procedural of uncomplicated surgical excisions and other appropriate dermatologic procedures including, but not limited to cryotherapy and curettage.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Distinguish normal and abnormal anatomical structures, physiological, microbiological and immunological functions in common and complex skin diseases including mucosal and keratinized epithelium. 2. Generate differentials and prioritize the most probable skin disease diagnosis through comprehensive history and thorough examination of patients. 3. Prioritize appropriate investigations and procedures such as skin biopsies and scrapping for common and complex skin disorders. 4. Interpret and explain investigative results including histopathology of skin aiding diagnosis of complex skin diseases 5. Devise the most applicable management plan considering resource availability, affordability and accessibility. 6. Integrate evidence based, safe prescribing into daily practice. 7. Develop and demonstrate clinical competency in undertaking dermatologic procedures including simple skin biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy and intra-lesional therapies following ethical protocols and managing their complications as an advanced trainee. 8. Incorporate and model safe and ethical dermatological practice considering the needs of diverse patients with their beliefs, traditions, gender and sexual orientation. 9. Design appropriate dermatological education and care plan at all levels of healthcare services including developing the principles of apprenticeship learning for junior colleagues. 10. Appraise and audit own practice and that of the workplace with aim of ongoing self-improvement and enhancement of the services within the setting while applying best evidence. 11. Design, implement and evaluate health programme to address dermatological related needs in their health facilities and local communities.

Prerequisite: DMT820

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 120

Offered In: Semester 1,2