by Carlo Raj, MD, Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Dermatopathology refers to the study of disorders of the skin. These include a multitude of conditions, including acne vulgaris, burns, malignancy, and the cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune diseases.

In this course, the student will be introduced to inflammatory, infectious, malignant, and other ailments that affect the skin.

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 process of careful 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.

A competent physician and nurse must have an excellent eye for skin lesions, be able to differentiate between dermatologic conditions, and be very well versed in the nomenclature to properly identify lesions. Additionally, a 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), and malignancy (e.g., dermatomyositis in lung cancer).

Course Details

  • Videos 46
  • Duration 3:08 h
  • Quiz questions 108
  • Concept Pages 67


Your Educators of course Dermatopathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

Dr. Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA is a Vascular Neurologist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees at the University of California.
He completed his General Neurology Residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Currently, he operates the DocOssareh YouTube channel, providing education for pre-med and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ossareh teaches courses in the Medical School Survival Guide.

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It has great potential
By Lakeisha D. on 04. May 2023 for Inflammatory Skin Diseases

The instructor is not easy to understand, not sure i learned much from him

By DAVID EDUARDO R. on 16. November 2021 for Vitiligo

Muy poca información y bastante básica la que se muestra

A nice but really tricky course unit
By Dengu D. on 16. April 2021 for Neoplastic Skin Diseases

One needs a really freshened mind to grasp this. I think I need more time on this. Perhaps more illustration and pictures demonstrating the various skin conditions discussed would be beneficial!

By Sebastian R. on 04. February 2021 for General Terminology

Good lecture, liked the general overview and structure. Happy that i found it.