Teaching dermatology and venereology to medical students
Dermatology and venereology is a compulsory clinical attachment of the medical curriculum in the 4th year of the study. The course, geared towards a general introduction to the speciality as a whole, is divided into seminars and practices. The seminars cover the main topics of the speciality including the latest research knowledge and its impact on clinical practice. The practices enhance clinical skills in history taking, in dermatological patient examination, in recognition of skin lesions (primary, secondary), in description of skin clinical findings, in assessment of skin clinical picture in context of general health condition of the patient and in methods of topical and systemic dermatological treatment. Clinical practice takes place in inpatient and outpatient care settings. The training emphasizes negotiated partnership between patients and physicians based on evidence of effectiveness and safety, and health care oriented more on promotion of health in the community rather than on episodic care of individuals in hospitals. The course encourage active learning and promotes clinical competence not only within dermatology and venereology, but also in relation to other medical disciplines.
Practice in dermatovenereology
Informations for students
Stays take place in working days from 8 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. for two weeks. The first day of courses starts in the lecture room of the Department of Dermatology in the main hospital area and will continue by work at the ward or outpatient department. Please, bring your white coats and suitable shoes (or shoe covers) even for the first day.
Timetable is presented on our web. Seminars are presented from 8.00 to 9.20 a.m. in the lecture room (handouts are downloadable from our webpage, please go to Seminars). Clinical part of practices then follows from 9.40 a.m. to 12.00 a.m (please, note the exception on Tuesdays, see the section Timetable).
Criteria for credit
Full attendance of practice is compulsory and it is the main prerequisite for the credit. One day absence is permitted if appropriate documentation is submitted - i.e. by medical certificate of illness etc. In case of longer absence (e.g. 2 or more days) surrogate practices must be negotiated with the responsible teacher under premises given by teacher. When the credit is obtained the student is allowed to claim a date for an exam in the student´s information system (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Writen part: multiple choice test . If the test is successfully passed (e.g. 14 completely correct answers at least out of 20) the student can proceed to the oral part. Successfully passed test is not repeated next time.
Oral part: randomly chosen two questions from dermatology, one question from venereology (list of topics is published on our webpage)
Short clinical case: description of a clinical picture (lesions), history taking and differential diagnosis
The exam is successfully passed through only when all above mentioned parts (including every single oral question and short clinical case) are satisfied. Please, see the TEN KEY POINTS (comments, requirements and recommendations of teachers to the structure and content of answers) for passing dermatology exam successfuly.
Sterry, W., Paus, R., Burgdorf, WHC: Dermatology. 1. edition., 2006, Thieme Verlagsgruppe, ISBN: 3-13-13511-0
Weller RPBJ, Hunter JAA, Savin JA, Dahl MV, Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-405-14663-0
Rocken, M.,Schaller, M.,Sattler, E.,Burgdorf, W.: Color Atlas of Dermatology, Thieme, ISBN 978-3-13-132341-5
Please, do not forget to consult also czech textbooks according the provided list of questions. Venereal diseases and mucosal disorders are often neglected in english textbooks of dermatology.
Štork a kol. Dermatovenerologie , Galén, 2008 ISBN 978-80-7262-371-6.
Cetkovská, P., Pizinger, K., Štork, J.: Kožní změny u interních onemocnění, Grada, 2010, ISBN 978-80-247-1004-4