University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
+30 26510 07436

Objectives of the course: Study and transfer of knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that involve the integumentary system (skin and its appendages) and the visible mucosal surfaces, as well as of the sexually transmitted diseases (venereology).

Subject of the course: Structure, physiology, aging of the skin. Morbidity, mortality, quality of life in skin diseases. Thermal injuries, chilblains, radiodermatitis, photodermatoses. Artefacts. Drug eruptions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome/TEN. Atopic, nummular, seborrheic eczema, lichen simplex, nodular prurigo, pompholyx. Stasis dermatitis. Contact dermatitis (toxic, allergic). Occupational skin diseases. Skin flora. Impetigo, ecthyma, erysipelas/phlegmon, staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, follicular pyoderma. Erysipeloid, anthrax, erythema chronicum migrans, Gram(-) infection of the toe webs. Infections from actinomycetes, mycobacteria (tuberculosis, leprosy, atypical), herpesviruses, poxviruses, human papilloma viruses. Viral erruptions. Dermatophytic infections. Pediculosis, arthropod stings, scabies, parasitic infe-stations, leishmaniasis, larva migrans. Psoriasis, parapsoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, pityriasis rosea, lichen planus, Sweet's syndrome, pyoderma gangrenosum , Behçet's disease, eosinophilic cellulitis, granuloma annulare, sarcoidosis, necrobiosis lipoidica. Autoimmune bullous (pemphigus, pemphigoid) and connective tissue diseases (lupus erythematosus, dermatomyo-sitis, scleroderma, lichen sclerosus). Genodermatoses (congenital ichthyosis, hyperkeratosis palmoplantaris, Darier's disease, Ehlers–Danlos disease, pseudoxanthoma elasticum). Epidermal nevi, cysts, seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis/cheilosis, keratoacanthoma, Bowen's disease, squamous/basal cell carcinoma. Congenital/acquired melanocytic nevi, malignant me-lanoma. Merkel cell carcinoma. Dermatofibroma, keloid/hypertrophic scars, dermatofibro-sarcoma. Vascular neoplasms and malformations (infantile hemangioma, spider nevi, angioke-ratoma, pyogenic granuloma, Kaposi sarcoma). Lipoma , leiomyoma, neurofibroma, xanthogra-nuloma. Mycosis fungoides, urticaria pigmentosa, histiocytosis. Hair loss and alopecia (andro-genetic, aerata, scarring). Hypertrichosis, hirsutism. Acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis. Hyperhidrosis. Paronychia, onychomycosis. Hyperpigmentation (lentigines), hypopigmentation (albinism, vitiligo). Erythema nodosum, panniculitis. Superficial thrombophlebitis, neuropathic ulcer. Pigmented purpura, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, cryoglobuli-nemia, urticaria vasculitis. Granulomatosis Wegener and Churg-Strauss, microscopic polyangiitis , polyartiritis nodosa, Raynaud's syndrome, acrocyanosis, livedo. Aphthae/aphthosis, leukoplakia, balanoposthitis. pruritus ani. The skin in metabolic diseases (porphyrias, diabetes mellitus, hyperuricemia, dyslipidemia), thyroid, liver and intestinal diseases. Paraneoplastic dermatoses. Systemic manifestations of skin diseases. Dermato-logical emergencies. General venereology. Syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, genital warts. Cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection. Genital ulcer disease.

Teaching mode and outcomes: The course takes place in conjunction with clinical practice in small groups of students. The students are fully integrated in the operation of the clinic (outpatients, inpatients, specialized clinics). They acquire the essential theoretical background and practical skills in clinical dermatology by training under the instruction of faculty members. By completing the course the students must be able to recognize/diagnose (and propose treatment plans for) the most frequent pathological conditions of the integumentary system and the common venereal diseases.

Hours of training per student: 130

Semester : 9th + 10th (rotation)