Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Systematic pathology I - DERMATOLOGIA

Course code
Name of lecturers
Giampiero Girolomoni, Paolo Gisondi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 21, 2017.

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Learning outcomes

Objectives of the course
The objective is to make the student able for a proper history and physical examination of the skin and oral cavity. The student will developed and matured the ability to operate an integration of all the information gathered through medical history, physical examination and clinical-instrumental investigations, in order to arrive at a plausible interpretation of the clinical picture and formulation of diagnostic hypothesis. In addition, the student will be structured to a general therapeutic approach to different skin diseases. The student will also be able to evaluate and integrate dermatological clinical picture’s features with the general state of the patient through a multidisciplinary approach

Activity goals professionalizing
The course aims to provide the main elements for the clinical approach to the patient with skin diseases and oral cavity through the execution of a proper medical history (general and dermatological) and examination target skin and mucous lesions, and evaluation of cutaneous and mucosal elementary lesions. The course will be focused on pathogenesis, clinical, diagnosis and therapy’s principles of skin and oral cavity diseases with the highest prevalence in the population and severe skin diseases and associated with systemic disease. Moreover, it will be shown a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the patient, taking into account the principles of evidence-based medicine. The student will also be given the fundamental information for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of major venereal diseases.


Examination program

Basic principles of skin, mucous membranes and adnexal anatomy an physiology
Specialistic methodology and semeiotic, primary cutaneous lesions.
Bacterial diseases (erysipelas, cellulitis, foruncle, impetigo, folliculitis, Gram- intertrigo, scarlet fever)
Fungal diseases (dermatophytosis , pityriasis versicolor , candidosis)
Viral diseases (herpes simplex, herpes zoster,Chickenpox , HPV diseases, molluscum contagiosum, hand-foot-mouth disease)
Infestations: scabies, pediculosis, insect bites
Acne vulgaris, rosacea
Eczematous disease (atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis , sebborrheic dermatites)
Urticaria and angioedema
Vesciculobullous disease(pemphigus, pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis)
Connective Tissue Diseases (Lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis), vascular disorders, erythema nodosum
Drug reaction (esanthema, fixed eruption)
Severe drug reaction (AGEP, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Lyell syndrome)
Cutaneous ulcers
Vascular malformation and hemangiomas
Benign epidermal tumors (sebborrheic keratosis, papillomatous lesions, fibrous lesion)
Epithelial tumors(actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma )
Kaposi sarcoma
Cutaneous lymphomas
Melanocytic lesions and melanoma
Dermatologic therapy

Sexually trasmitted infections epidemiology and profilaxis
Syphilis: clinical features, serologic tests and therapy
Gonorrhea and non gonooccal urethritis
HPV infection trasmitted disease
Herpes genitalis
Balanoposthitis, vulvovaginitis

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
J-H Saurat, E. Grosshans, P. Laugier, J-M Lachapelle Dermatologia e malattie sessualmente trasmesse Edra 2018 9788877119797
J.L Bolognia, J.L. Jorizzo, R-P. Rapini Dermatology (Edizione 3) Mosby Elsevier 2012 0323024092
Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Fitzpatrick Atlante di Dermatologia Clinica Mc Graw Hill 2014 9788829926664
C. Feliciani Guida Pratica di Dermatologia e Venereologia Piccin 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination modality
Written and oral examination

Student receiving
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Dermatologic Clinic Ospedale Civile Maggiore Borgo Trento
Department of Medicine
Section of Dermatology and Venereology
P.le Stefani 1, 37126 Verona
Tel. 0458122547
Fax 0458027315


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