DERM 904 — SCIENCE OF CUTANEOUS DISEASE

2 credits.

The practice of Dermatology encompasses diseases of the skin, mucosal surfaces, hair and nails. The scientific specialty integrates cellular and molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, and physiology to support patient care decisions. Learn basic science principles of normal and abnormal cutaneous functioning, building on the principles introduced in the MED SC-M 774. These core concepts will be applied though interactions with patients in the clinical setting, building foundational basic science knowledge to diagnose and treat dermatologic diseases. Enroll Info: None

DERM 953 — DERMATOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Experience blends medical and procedural dermatology, dermatopathology and basic science topics. Advance patient care skills through exposure to a broad array of common and complex cutaneous diseases, formulation of basic differential diagnoses and treatment plans, and performance of common diagnostic procedures. Experience via rotations through general adult and pediatric dermatology clinics, as well as specialty clinics. Opportunities may arise for participation in inpatient dermatology consults. All clinical activities will be completed under the direct supervision of attending physicians and residents. Participate in additional educational activities, including faculty lectures, Grand Rounds conference, and reading or on-line assignments. Additional patient care related learning activities may be assigned by instructors (e.g., literature reviews, presentations on specific topics); these are dependent on the individual student, attending physician, and clinical site. Enroll Info: None

DERM 954 — AMBULATORY DERMATOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Outpatient dermatology experience provides exposure to a typical private practice where patients present with a broad array of problems. Learn to diagnose, treat, and/or appropriately refer common dermatologic conditions and to be aware of cutaneous manifestations of serious and significant systemic disease. Enroll Info: None