1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University Department of Dermatology
llaci 12.10.2018


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 a.m. in the lecture room (handouts are downloadable from our webpage, please go to Seminars). Clinical part of practices then follows from 9.45 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. 

Exam application

The application for the exam at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology must be done in SIS system.

The access to the application is restricted. The reservation for each group is held just after Dermatology course for a period of 2 weeks, please see the specification Notes in SIS.

The examination days are Monday (14,00), Tuesday (13,00), Wednesday (13,00), Thursday (13,30). The maximum capacity is 5 examinees per day. The earliest application can be placed in SIS on the first day of your Dermatology course. The SIS will allow you to book the date since 14,00 and anytime later.

If you miss the 2 week period reserved for your group, the exam can be taken any week later during the academical year. You can book any available Monday (14,00) - these suitable terms are described as "All Groups + Retakes".

You can freely cancel/modify your exam application in SIS a week before the exam date. The last cancellation/modification in SIS can be performed on Wednesday (before 14,00) in case of terms for following Monday and Tuesday. The deadline on Friday (before 14,00) is applicable in case of following Wednesday and Thursday terms.

After this deadline, the application is definite and it is binding both parties (Student and the Department) and the application CANNOT be cancelled.

The student who fails to appear at the exam will be classified in SIS using "unattended examination" on the same day. This is equal to a loss of the term and the student is thus allowed to place a new application immediately.

In case of a serious health condition on the day of the exam (confirmed by a medical report), this document can be sent to the examinator and, consequently, the apology can be placed in SIS by the examinator. Under these conditions, the term is NOT lost. The teacher will consider, in particular, the nature of circumstances that the student gave as reasons for his/her absence. Anyway, such medical report MUST be delivered (in person or via email) at our department and the apology MUST be placed in SIS as soon as possible, always before the next exam application. 



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



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