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DERMATOLOGY FOR THE PODIATRIST

CODE 67352
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 2nd year of 9284 PODOLOGIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/35
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is based on 8 teaching modules related to endocrinology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, geriatrics, dermatology and venereal diseases, dermatology in podology and clinical pathology-histopathology. The aim of the course is to provide a general view of the main clinical-diagnostic aspects and pathological entities of podological interest.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Learn the basics of skin foot problems with particular regard to onicopathy and onychomycosis. Learn the basics of foot skin and outbreaks, with particular regard to pathologies of podiological interest. Know the Skin reconstruction techniques (free and pedunculated grafts, reverdin, transplants and Cultures in the laboratory of cute), and to deepen those of minor surgery (onicocriptosis, Wart, etc.).

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Dermatology in Podologic Science - Learn the fundamentals of skin diseases of the foot with particular regard to onicopatie and onico.micosi. Learn the fundamentals of skin conditions of the foot and the annexes, especially with regard to diseases of podiatric interest. know the skin reconstruction techniques (free grafts and pedicle, Reverdin, transplants and in laboratory cultures of skin), and deepen those minor surgery (ingrown toenails,wart, etc.).

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons are performed in frontal way with the help of sets of explanatory slides. The discussion and the active participation of students during lessons are favored with examples from clinical practice that they may have faced during internship activities. The teaching material used during lessons is provided to the students in addition to the suggested texts

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Dermatology Program - 1) Anatomy of the skin: macroscopic and microscopic features of the skin. Pilosebaceous unit: hair; The sebaceous gland; The apocrine sudoripara gland. Sweat glands. The nail apparatus. Vascularization of the skin. Skin innervation. 2) Elementary lesions: Primary basic Injury. Secondary basic Injuries. Pathognomonic lesions. 3) Eczema Dermatitis: Atopic Dermatitis. Irritable Contact Dermatitis (ICD). Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD). 4) Viral Dermatoses: Herpes simplex. Shingles. Vulgar warts. Contagious molluscus. 5) Parasitic: Scabies. Pediculosis. Phthiriasis. Aquatic skin pathology by biotic agents. 6) Bacterial Dermatosis:  Impetigens. Surface and deep pierced. 7) Superficial skin mycosis: Dermatophytic and candida skin mycosis. 8) Acquired and congenital Hyperkeratosis of the foot. 9) Immunomediate Diseases: Psoriasis. Lichen ruber planus. 10) Skin Tumors: Bowen Disease. Basal cell epithelioma. Spinocellular Epithelioma. Melanoma.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANDREA DE MARIA

    DAVIDE CARLO MAGGI

    MONICA PIZZONIA

    CARMEN PIZZORNI

    GIAN MARCO ROSA

    NICOLA TRAVERSO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    EMANUELE CLAUDIO COZZANI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is conducted with test made by questions with multiple-choice answers. 64 questions are submitted (8 for each module) each with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 possible answers; only one answer for each question is correct. Each correct answer has a value of 0.5 points. The overall rating is given by the sum of the right answers. No penalties are applied for incorrect answers or for non-completed fields. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete the elaborate.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The methods for assessing the candidate's preparation with multiple-choice questions recognice several reasons:
    - the integrated course consists of 8 different modules managed by different teachers and with different themes only partially overlapping. There is a need to ensure candidate knoweledge for each of the modules and on various topics covered in the module. The most effective way is, in our opinion,  the multiple-choice test.
    - The multiple-choice test is an objective method of evaluation, equanimous for students and without  stress or anxiety of the candidate that may occur in the oral exam.
    - professors are generally overbusy and it will be difficult to organize an examination board where all professors are always present. The Multiple choice test allows us to explore the candidate's general knoweledge in all the arguments even in the absence of the reference teacher.