Course organizer: Mohammed Al-Haddab,FRCPC
393-Derm is the undergraduate course for medical student given in the fourth and fifth year of the medical school. This course has a total of eight lectures given weekly over a period of 6 weeks.
References for this course are:
1- The lectures that are given by the tecahing staff.
2- Clinical Dermatology 5th edition. by Rona M Mackie (ISBN 0-19-852580-X)
The following chapters are included:
- The whole chapter included: chapters 3,4,6,11,13.
- Chapter 5: Psoriasis, lichen planus, and pityraisis rosea.
- Chapter 7: Bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, and cutaneous infestation.
- Chapter 8: All disorders except Ehlers Danlos and pseudoxanthoma elasticum.
- Chapter 9: Pyoderma gangrenosum and urticarea.
- Chapter 10: Vitiligo.
- Chapter 12: Pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid, staph scalded skin syndrome and erythema multiforme.
The evaluation for this course is done through two multiple choice questions (MCQs) exams:
- Midterm examination (third week): it has 20 MCQs with a total mark of 30 out of 100.
- Final examination (sixth week): it has 60 MCQs with a total mark of 70 out of 100.
There is no negative marking for the wrong answers, so the students are encouraged to answer all questions.
To pass the course, the student must score a total of 60 marks in both examinations.
Shall the student fail the examination, the student will be enrolled in a short and intensive summer course with both midterm and final examinations.
Both examinations are designed to test the basic knowledge of the student in dermatology through factual recall of knowledge, also test their comprehension, understanding and applicaion of the knowledge they learned through clinical scenarios and other specially designed MCQs for that purpose.
1- Which of the following is a secondary skin lesion:
2- Sixteen year old boy presented to dermatology clinic with sudden appearance of multiple erthematous papules and nodules on face and back, with fever, arthralgia, and mylagia. Blood count shows leukocytosis. what is the most likely diagnosis:
a) Acne conglobata.
b) Acne fulminance.
c) Occupational acne.
d) Tropical acne.
e) None of the above.