AIIMS Syllabus for Dermatology and Venerology

AIIMS Dermatology and Venerology Syllabus

 

Skin diseases are quite prevalent in the community and a large number of patients attending to any hospital OPD come with the complaints related to skin diseases. Most skin diseases can be easily diagnosed and managed with adequate amount of training at the MBBS level. AIIMS has designed a comprehensive training syllabus for undergraduates in Dermatology, which includes the Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy. The aim of the training is to train the candidates to diagnose and manage common skin diseases.

OBJECTIVES

Knowledge

At the end of the training a candidate should be able to-

  1. Diagnose and manage common skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy.
    1. To diagnose and manage common medical emergencies related to skin diseases, leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases.
    2. To familiarize them with the common laboratory diagnostic skills which help in the confirmation of diagnosis.
    3. To train them for preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable skin diseases including sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy.
  2. To develop a compassionate attitude towards the patients and their attendants.

Skills

  1. History taking in dermatology, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy.
    1. Clinical examination and description of cutaneous findings in a systematic way in dermatology, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy.
    2. To have a broad idea and approach to manage common skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy.
  2. Systematic examination in relation to dermatologic diseases.

 

Dermatology and Venereology

  1. To develop skills to do day-to- day common laboratory tests and their interpretation which help in the diagnosis.

COURSE CONTENT

During the MBBS training the students have a comprehensive teaching in dermatology sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy in their 6th & 8th semester training period.

  1. Ineffective dermatoses: Pyoderma, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis- Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
  2. Infective dermatoses: Viral and fungal infections- Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
  3. Infestations: Scabies and pediculosis – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
    1. Melanin synthesis: Disorders of pigmentation (Vitiligo, Chloasma / Melasma)- Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
    2. Allergic disorders: Atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
    3. Drug eruptions, urticaria, erythema multiforme, Steven’s johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
    4. Vesiculo-bullous diseases: Pemphigus, Pemphigoid, Dermatitis herpetiformis – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
    5. Epidermopoisis, Psoriasis, Lichen planus and Pityriasis rosea – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
  4. Pathogenesis, Classification and clinical features of leprosy, Reactions in leprosy.
  5. Diagnosis, treatment and control of leprosy.
  6. Syphilis – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
  7. Gonococcal and Non-gonococcal infections – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
    1. Chancroid, LGV, Donovanosis, Herpes progenitalis – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and treatment.
  8. Syndromic approach to the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases.
  9. HIV infection, Cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection and their management.
    1. Hereditary disorders: Ichthyosis, Albimism, Epidermolysis bullosa, Melanocytic naevi, Freckles and other naevi – Etiology, Clinical features, Diagnosis and Treatment.
  10. Dermatological Emergencies.

Clinical Postings

During the MBBS training period the students have about 3 weeks clinical postings in the OPD (Out Patient Department), speciality clinics and ward in their 7th semester training period. They have the clinical teaching and demonstrations of all the common skin diseases sexually transmitted diseases, leprosy and common skin emergencies during this period. They also have about a week’s orientation clinical posting during their 3rd semester training period to familiarize them with the history taking, clinical examination and cutaneous lesions.

Demonstration

The cases with diseases like acne vulgaris, scabies, pyoderma, pediculosis, fungal infection of skin, alopecias, sexually transmitted diseases, auto immune diseases, bullous disorders, papulosquamous disease etc. are demonstrated and discussed during the posting period.

TEXT BOOKS RECOMMENDED

  1. Treatment of skin diseases – J.S. Pasricha
  2. Illustrated Text Book of Dermatology – J.S. Pasricha
  3. Text Book of Dermatology and Venereology – Neena Khanna
  4. Atlas of Dermatology – L.K. Bhutani
  5. Atlas of Sexually Transmitted Disease – L.K. Bhutani

EXAMINATION PATTERN

  1. Clinical Assessment: The students go through an assessment at the end of their clinical postings.
  2. Theory Examination: A separate section in Medicine paper II having the dermatology questions, for the evaluation of theoretical knowledge of candidates in dermatology, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy.

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