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Administration:               Brian Lee, MD

                                       Acting Chairman & Residency Program Director

                                       Course Director, Dermatology


                                       Sherilyn Munoz, MSHCM

                                       Course Coordinator

                                       LSUHSC Department of Dermatology



Attendance:                    Attendance is expected at all lectures. A quiz may be given
                                       at the end of each lecture. Each quiz will be worth 1 point 
                                       toward the final point total.


Course time: 

                                       January 2017 - May 2017

                                       Lecture: Thursday mornings, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM



Examinations:                Combined Written & Practical Exam


Location:                        Lectures – Lecture Room A, Medical Education Building

                                      Examination – Labs 3, 4, 5, 6 Medical Education Building


Grading:                        One final examination will be given in the course, counting
                                      for 100% of the final examination grade.


                                      The examination will consist of two components. There are
                                      50 questions, multiple choice A-E from the didactics and
                                      50 questions  multiple choice A-E on dermatology images 
                                      sent to your PC during the exam. The images will be of 
                                      topics discussed in lecture and  textbook but will not 
                                      necessarily be the same images viewed in lecture.

                                     The distribution of scores will be examined after the final 
                                     examination  and quiz points are combined to determine 
                                     cut-off points for the grade:
                                     (H), High Pass (HP), Pass (P), and Fail (F).


                                     The Department of Dermatology also reserves the right to 
                                     lower a student’s grade for professional misconduct.  
                                     Students missing the  examination for any reason will 
                                     receive a grade of Fail.


Recommended Text/Websites:  Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology

                                                     by Fitzpatrick et al, 7th edition








Course Objectives


  1. To learn to diagnose via clinical and laboratory means simple and complex dermatologic diseases .
  2. To learn to treat common skin diseases.
  3. To learn the basic science of the structure and function of the skin.