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140.01  Clinical Dermatology  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Amerson       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Clinical dermatology including an introduction to description, diagnosis, and treatment of common dermatology conditions. Recognition and referral process in a managed care setting.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Shinkai       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Activities: Seminar, Laboratory, Clinical Clerkship

Clinical clerkship in approved hospitals by special arrangement and approval of the dean and chairperson of the department.

140.03A  Advanced Dermatology Clerkship - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Simpson, R. Hamlin       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and consent of instructor

Restrictions: n/a       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

Activities of students are determined after an initial interview with the instructor. Emphasis is placed on routine outpatient and inpatient care and research methods, according to individual interest.

140.06  Phototherapy & Psoriasis  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): W. Liao       Prerequisite(s): Basic dermatolgy introductory rotation recommended.

Restrictions: Limited to 1-4 students per rotation.       Activities: Block Elective

Course 140.06 is designed to teach the basics of sophisticated, advanced therapeutic options necessary to appropriately meet the needs of patients with severe, generalized, common skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, and other diseases many of which are chronic and lifelong. Beyond topical therapy, these include phototherapy, including laser, oral and injectable biologic agents, and Goeckerman therapy, which is an intensive all-day, every-day regiment involving whole body application of bla

140.07  Phototherapy & Psoriasis, Intermediate  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): W. Liao       Prerequisite(s): DERMATOL 140.06

Restrictions: Limited to 1-4 students per rotation.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Project

Course 140.07 is designed to teach how to optimize the use of sophisticated, advanced therapeutic options for the individual patient. This includes appropriate selection of therapies tailored for each patient's background, optimizing the dosage, and understanding the differential use of therapies for the clearing as opposed to maintenance. More specifically, the advanced therapies include phototherapy, including laser, oral and injectable biologic agents, and Goeckerman therapy.

140.08  Advanced Dermatology Subspecialty Clerkship  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Shinkai       Prerequisite(s): 140.01 Clinical Dermatology should be taken immediately before 140.08

Restrictions: Medical students applying to dermatology residencies, instructor approval.       Activities: Block Elective

Advanced clinical dermatology elective (not research) in one of 5 subspecialty areas: Inpatient; Complex Medical; HIV; Cutaneous Oncology; or Pediatrics. Student will have supervised patient care experience with targeted faculty. Upon completion, students will have in-depth clinical knowledge equivalent to a 1st yr derm resident, including understanding clinical conditions, basic science relative to disease pathogenesis, and first line therapies for conditions in the chosen subspecialty.

140.09  Phototherapy & Psoriasis, Advanced  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): W. Liao       Prerequisite(s): DERMATOL 140.06 DERMATOL 140.07

Restrictions: Limited to 1-4 students per rotation.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Project

Course 140.09 is designed to teach how to optimize the use of sophisticated, advanced therapeutic options for the individual patient by learning how to combine various treatment options to maximize efficacy and minimize risks. This is most critical for a small but significant proportion of patients with not only generalized but treatment-resistant skin disorders which fail to clear with monotherapy with any of the options.

150.01  Research in Dermatology  (3 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): NONE

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year medical students ONLY.       Activities: Project

A research project under the direction of a member of the faculty.

170.01  Principles of Dermatology  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): K. Shinkai       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Principles of Dermatology will introduce students to focused history-taking, common skin-related chief complaints, their treatments, and terminology to describe lesions. There will be an opportunity to practice acquired skills in a clinic under the guidance of a preceptor.