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    Dermatology Specialization

    Which types of skin disorders and dermatitis are most common? Which skin conditions are infectious? Which are cancerous? The answers to these questions are critical knowledge to the healthcare professionals in a dermatology setting. This course provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system and several common skin disorders that a healthcare professional may see in a dermatologist office. It is important for professionals to understand basic concepts in order to assist the dermatology specialist in this environment.

    Program Name

    Dermatology Specialization

    Program Code

    WE-HF-2X5S1

    Website Short Description

    Which types of skin disorders and dermatitis are most common? Which skin conditions are infectious? Which are cancerous? The answers to these questions are critical knowledge to the healthcare professionals in a dermatology setting. This course provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system and several common skin disorders that a healthcare professional may see in a dermatologist office. It is important for professionals to understand basic concepts in order to assist the dermatology specialist in this environment.

    Duration

    3 months

    Hours

    25

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    This program does not have any prerequisites.

    Outline

    Lesson 1: Intro to Dermatology and Common Pathology
    • Epidermis and Dermis Anatomy Review
    • Epidermis
    • Dermis
    • Hair follicles
    • Common Skin Pathologies
    • Skin Cancer
    • Common presentations
    • Diagnosis
    • Prognosis
    • Treatment options
    Lesson 2: Procedures
    • Excision of cutaneous cancers
    • Diagnostic biopsies of rashes
    • UV light therapy for inflammatory dermatoses
    • Contact dermatitis investigation
    • Use of dermascope
    • Intralesional injections (eg steroid, botulinum toxin)
    • Cryosurgery for precancerous or benign skin lesions
    Lesson 3: Cosmetics and Patient Education
    • Hair loss + Treatment plans
    • Laser hair removal
    • Botox injections
    • Dermal fillers
    • Chemical peels
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Educate patients on how to protect their skin
    • Pre- and post-operative care
    • Counseling patients with cancer

    Audience

    Healthcare Professionals serve as an important part in the elaborate machine that is the modern hospital or clinic. This program is targeted at professionals who are seeking a rewarding career working in dermatology.

    Instructor Description

    Though this course is self-paced, it is supported by a client adviser. Our client advisers are available to answer student questions and monitor student progress to ensure completion of the course. Motivating and encouraging students, the client adviser gives students inspiration to succeed.

    Required Materials

    All course material is included in this program.

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