Dermatology
Dermatology

Dermatology

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of disorders of the skin. These include a multitude of conditions, from the very common acne vulgaris and burns to malignancy and the cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune diseases.

For optimal understanding, the student must be familiar with the histology of the skin, including its basic structure, types, and annexed components (follicles, sweat glands, and nails). Adequate study of skin lesions requires a paused process of observation to ensure greater retention.

Dermatologic conditions are a very common complaint around the world, as the skin is a very prized and sensitive component of an individual’s appearance and sense of self-worth. Since the patient can see the ailment constantly, it can be very distressing.

The competent physician must have an excellent “eye” for skin lesions and be able to differentiate between dermatologic conditions. Additionally, the clinician must also be knowledgeable of the dermatologic manifestations of systemic diseases, such as autoimmune conditions (e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus), metabolic conditions (e.g., acanthosis nigricans in diabetes mellitus), or malignancy (e.g. dermatomyositis in lung cancer).

Course Details

  • Videos 67
  • Duration 3:57 h
  • Quiz questions 118
  • Concept Pages 45

Content

Your Educators of course Dermatology

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.


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BUEN CONTENIDO, UTIL PARA LA CLINICA. MEJORAR CALIDAD DE IMAGENES UN POCO
By Luissinia H. on 30. September 2022 for Skin Infections

ME PARECIÒ QUE CONETNIA LO FUNDAMENTAL, BIEN EXPLICADO Y CON IMAGENES EN GENERAL NITIDAS

 
Great instruction
By Steven M. on 14. August 2022 for Allergic and Immune-mediated Skin Disorders

Dr. Holt is a very effective teacher and I learned so much from him.

 
Great series!
By Genevieve M. on 13. July 2022 for Skin Infections

I liked the visual images accompanying the description, as I’m very unfamiliar with soft tissue infections. I liked the use of a clinical case presentation, and the subsequent process of elimination. It would have been helpful if descriptive words used to characterize the skin lesions were further elaborated on, such as for example “maculopapular”

 
Dermatology videos.
By SOUMYA D. on 04. July 2022 for Allergic and Immune-mediated Skin Disorders

Loved the concise and crisp approach. Very informative lectures. Helps to get an idea about the topic in a small time