Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Systematic pathology I - DERMATOLOGIA: LEZIONI

Course code
Name of lecturers
Micol Del Giglio, Giampiero Girolomoni, Paolo Gisondi, Paolo Rosina
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Lezioni 1° semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Dec 23, 2010.

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Lesson timetable

Lezioni 1° semestre

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Learning outcomes

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
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.


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, measles molluscum contagiosum, hand-foot-mouth disease)
Infestations: scabies, pediculosis, insect bites
Acne vulgaris, rosacea, alopecia, vitiligo
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
Aphtosis and oral ulcers
Genodermatoses: Ichthyosis, congenital epidermolysis bullosa, neurofibromatosys type 1
Skin farmacology
Princìples of dermatologic surgery
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.L Bolognia, J.L. Jorizzo, R-P. Rapini Dermatology (Edizione 3) Mosby Elsevier 2012 0323024092

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with questionarie with multiple choice and oral exam.

Teaching aids


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