MBBS Dermatology And STD Syllabus

SYLLABUS FOR MBBS STUDENTS –DERMATOLOGY AND STD AIM: Skin and sexually transmitted diseases are quite prevalent in the community and constitute a large number amongst the patients attending Outpatient Departments in clinics and hospitals. Most skin diseases & STDs can be easily diagnosed and managed with adequate amount of training at the MBBS level. The aim of the training is to train the students to diagnose and manage common skin and sexually transmitted diseases. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the syllabus and curriculum is to give adequate knowledge and skills to the MBBS graduate. Knowledge           At the end of training the student should be able to-
  1. Diagnose and manage common skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy
  2. To diagnose and manage common dermatological emergencies
  3. To familarise them with common laboratory diagnostic methods.
  4. To train them for preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable diseases including STDs and leprosy.
  5. To develop a compassionate attitude towards patients and their attendants.
  1. History taking in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy.
  2. Clinical examination and description of cutaneous findings in a systematic manner.
  3. Systemic examination in relation to dermatological and venereological diseases.
  4. To develop skills for obtaining samples and performing common laboratory tests in clinical side room.
  5. Prescription writing in dermatology and managing skin and STDs.
  6. Perform minor surgical procedures.
  7. To learn special therapeutic modalities. 
S. No Topic Must/Nice/Good to know
1. Structure & Function of the Skin. Terminology of skin lesions   Must know
2. Common Parasitic infections Scabies, Pediculosis Others   Must know Nice to know
3. Common Fungal infections Dermatophytosis, Tinea versicolor, Candida   Must know Nice to know
4. Common Viral infections Herpes simplex, molluscum contagiosum, Herpes zoster, Warts   Must know
5. Common bacterial infections Impetigo, Ecthyma, Folliculitis Cutaneous Tuberculosis Erythrasma   Must know Nice to know Good to know
6. Papulosquamous Disorders Psoriasis, Erythroderma Lichen planus Pityriasis rosea   Must know Nice to know Good to know
7. Eczema Ichthyosis   Must know Nice to know
8. Urticaria & Angioedema   Must know
9. Pruritus   Nice to know
10. Bullous Disorders Pemphigus, Pemphigoid, Dermiatitis Herpetiformis   Must know Nice to know Good to know
11. Connective Tissue Disease Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis   Must know Nice to know Good to know
12. Disorders Related to Weather(Miliaria, Sunburn , Chilblains) Must know
13. Miscellaneous Dermatoses Acne Vulgaris, Vitiligo,  Corns, Callosities, Alopecia, Chloasma/Melasma   Must know Nice to know Good to know
14. Adverse Drug Eruptions,  Erythema Multiforme, SJS, TEN Must know
15. Syphilis Nice to know
16. Gonorrhoea & Non Specific Urethritis Nice to know Must know
17. Chancroid, Granuloma Inguinale,  LGV   Good to know
18. Viral STDs (Herpes genitalis, Condylomata acuminate)   Must know
19. HIV infection-Cutaneous manifestations and their management   Good to know
20. Syndromic Management of STDs   Must know
21. Leprosy –Aetiopathogenesis, Clinical Features and Diagnosis Must know
22. Leprosy – Reactions in leprosy   Good to know
23. Leprosy –Complications and treatment   Nice to know
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