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Dermatology Teachers and Trainers

This section is dedicated to those who are involved in teaching and/or assessing undergraduates. 

Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors (2014)

This handbook is available as an electronic copy or hard copy. Hard copies can be ordered free of charge in bulk by medical schools or other healthcare organisations based in the UK or Ireland.

To place an order, please contact David Hopkins: providing the following details:

- Contact Name 
- Organisation 
- Full postal address 
- Number of copies
- Telephone number
- Subject of the email: Handbook for medical students 

Dermatology Medical Student App

A new free learning tool for medical students and junior doctors is now available to download from iTunes at

An Android version can be accessed through this link:




Dermatology in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

The core curriculum is set out as learning outcomes with suggestions for how these might be learnt, taught and assessed. This curriculum (based on the results of a Delphi study) sets out the minimum that we believe should be achieved by all UK medical undergraduates. It can be downloaded as a PDF file. Some more learning outcomes, identified as important but not absolutely essential in this study, are listed in a second document. You might wish to add some of these to your basic core. 
The other documents on the site can be downloaded and adapted to suit your needs. They include learning resources (logbooks), teaching resources, assessment tools (OSCE stations) and course evaluations. If you have material that has been evaluated positively by students that you would like to share with other teachers, please submit it to the Education Unit Administrator David Hopkins:
Introduction to the Dermatology in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum 
Please see BAD 2016 revised UG Curriculum for information on curriculum design, learning and teaching assessments and course evaluation.


2015 Survey


  • Learning Outcomes for additional Learning Outcomes that might supplement your core curriculum (if time and resources permit) or be included in student selected components of your course




E-Learning resources for Medical Students

1. DOIT is a FREE interactive, systematic and case-oriented, multilingual online e-learning platform for medical students. It is provided and sponsored by the European Dermatology Forum (EDF) and the DOIT-Association. Undergraduate Dermatology Teaching Leads across the UK are encouraged to register their university to create an account and disseminate login details to their students.

For more details please visit:

2. Leads in UG dermatology may wish to add the free E-learning For Health modules as additional resources to their programme content.
The TUDSC (Teachers of Undergraduate Dermatology Sub-Committee) have identified the following as most relevant modules for undergraduates bearing in mind content is aimed at Specialist Trainees.
Regional Variations of Psoriasis 02_05
Exacerbating Factors in Atopic Eczema 03_03 
Emollient Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis  03_05
Topical Steroids and Calcineurin Inhibitors 03_06
Seborrhoeic dermatitis 04_01
Venous eczema 04_02
Discoid eczema 04_03
Pompholyx 04_04
Asteatotic eczema 04_05
Acne 10_09
Dermatitis in leg ulcer patient 14_10
Using Genetic Family Histories in Dermatological Practice 16_03
Staphylococcal Related Skin Disorders 21_02
Actinic Keratosis and Bowen's Disease 22_07
Clinical Variants of Melanoma 23_02
Basal Cell Carcinoma 24_02
Squamous Cell Carcinoma 24_06

Leg Ulcers 27_01



These PDFs (POSTER 1 & POSTER 2) are provided to be printed as either posters or leaflets for career events at your local institution.

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