Undergraduate Course: Dermatology (MBCH10018)
|School||Edinburgh Medical School
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||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. Students will also be taught about any rarer conditions that are severe and where early diagnosis is important. The course will cover the pathogenesis of the main skin conditions and rarer conditions, where these conditions provide insight into more common conditions and the main therapies used in dermatology including topical preparations, system drugs, phototherapy and surgery.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 3,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Other Study Hours 23,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 1,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 17,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be on the basis of written knowledge and interpretation examinations.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||General Practice, Dermatology, ENT and Ophthalmology||2:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||General Practice, Dermatology, ENT and Ophthalmology||2:30|
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets January||General Practice, Dermatology, ENT and Ophthalmology||2:30|
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets September||General Practice, Dermatology, ENT and Ophthalmology||2:30|
| 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.
To appreciate the impact of chronic skin disease on patients and their families in terms of education, employment and interpersonal relationships.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Jonathan Rees
Tel: (0131) 536 2041
|Course secretary||Miss Judith Bryce
Tel: (0131 6)50 3190
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