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080203A Dermatology and venereology, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 080203A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Dermatology and venereology  Abbreviation DERMATOLOGY AND 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Preceding studies
    A540110 Four Years of Medical Studies completed
Unit Medicine 

Kaisa Tasanen-Määttä 

ECTS Credits  5,5 ECTS credits (148 hours) 
Timing  C9-C10 
Learning outcomes  Objective of the course expressed in terms of learning outcomes: After this course the student has the knowledge and skills in diagnostics and treatment of common skin diseases in order to be able to work as a general practitioner or house officer. Furthermore, the student has the basic skills to diagnose and treat allergological and venereal diseases. 
Contents  Theoretical teaching : Special features of status and anamnesis. Structure of skin. Basics of local treatments. Basics of allergology. Common skin diseases and their clinical findings. Hereditary skin sideases. Dermatolopathology. Venereal and paravenereal disease.. Practical teaching: Demonstrations, patient examination, small group teaching, bedside teaching, policlinic, self study (material available in the Optima) 
Learning activities and teaching methods  Theoretical teaching 49 h
1. Lectures 42 h
2. Interactive lectures 3 h
3. Examinations 4 h
Practical teaching 14 h
3. Small group teaching in the outpatient ward 6 h
4 Small group teaching in the inpatient ward 6 h
5. Consultative small group teaching 2 h
Self study 85 h
6. Self study using material available in the Optima. 
Recommended or required reading  Books: Hannuksela, M., Karvonen, J., Reunala, T., Suhonen, R. (eds.). Ihotaudit. Kustannus Oy Duodecim. Reunala T, Paavonen J, Rostila T (eds.): Sukupuolitaudit. Kustannus Oy Duodecim,. Recommed reading: Haahtela T., Hannuksela M., Terho, E.O.: Allergologia. Kustannus Oy Duodecim. 
Assessment methods and criteria  Initial examination in the Optima has to be passed before starting the practical teaching. The end-of-course examination: books, lectures and small group teaching. Obligatory presence in the theme day teaching of sexology and venereology. 
Grading  The end-of-course examination contains 10 questions which are graded from 0-3. Maximal grade is 30 points and the level of acceptance is 15 points. The theme day of sexology and venereology, evaluation: pass/fall. 
Person responsible  Clinical lecturer Erika Wikström ( 
Other information  Research projects / Department of Dermatology

1. Skin connective tissue and wound healing
Responsible person: Professor Aarne Oikarinen
1 or 2 student per year

2. Molecular biology of skin connective tissue diseases
Responsible person: lecturer, MD, PhD, Kaisa Tasanen-Määttä
1 student per year

3. Glucocorticoid receptors
Responsible person: Päivi Hägg, MD, PhD
1 student per year

4. Veneral diseases

Responsible person: Erika Wikström, clinical lecturer

1 studenti/year


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