School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Undergraduate Courses


Semester 6th ()

Code MED_671

Hours Lectures, seminars and laboratory work 35 hours (per week)



Undergraduate dermatological teaching deals with the disorders of skin and its appendages and those of the visible mucosae that are included in the following sections :

1. Introduction to embryology, anatomy, histology, physiology, and immunobiology of the skin

2. Keratinization disorders :

Psoriasis, icthyosis and syndromes, Reiter’s syndrome, erythroderma, lichen planus, Darier’s disease, porokeratosis Mibelli, Pityriasis rubra pillaris, acne, rosasea

3. Cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions :

Urticaria, angioedema, atoipic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, drug reactions, vasculitis

4. Infectious diseases of the skin and Sexually transmitted diseases :

Viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasitic infections, syphilis, infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoae, soft ulcer caused by Haemophulis ducrey, granuloma granulomatis caused by Klebsiella granulomatis, Chlamydia trachomatis infections, human papilloma virus infections

5. Autoimmune dermatoses :

Duhring’s disease, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus, mucosal pemphigoid, linear IgA dermatitis

6.Disorders of nails

7.Benign and malignant cutaneous neoplasms :

Seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, melanocytic nevi, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, melanoma, nevi


The main goal of teaching is to assist the students with the learning and understanding the most important aspects of epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical and histopathological picture, prognosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, its appendages, the visible mucosae and of the sexually transmitted diseases.

By the end of this course the student will be able to :

  1. Obtain a relevant dermatologic history
  2. Perform physical examination of the integumentary system
  3. Describe accurately morphology of lesions and eruptions on patients
  4. Diagnose common and important cutaneous disorders and sexually transmitted diseases
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with common diagnostic procedures(immunopathology, molecular biology, immunology, medical engineering, photobiology, and allergology)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles and application of topical and systemic therapy of cutaneous disorders and sexually transmitted diseases.

Reading Material

1. Dermatology Essentials, Βοlognia & Schaeffer, Eds. Paschalidis