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Course syllabus for

Clinical rotation, Dermatology and verereology, 6 credits

Klinisk rotation, Dermatologi och venereologi, 6 hp

This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2009.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Spring2009 , Autumn2009
Course code
Course name
Clinical rotation, Dermatology and verereology
6 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
AV - Second cycle 
Grading scale
Fail (F), fail (Fx), sufficient (E), satisfactory (D), good (C), very good (B) or excellent (A)
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset
Decided by
Programnämnden för läkarprogrammet
Decision date
Revised by
Programnämnden för läkarprogrammet
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2009

Specific entry requirements

A very good command of English, corresponding to 550 TOEFL scores, or a very good command of Swedish, corresponding to a pass in the TISUS-test. Three years of study at a study programme in Medicine. Ability to take medical history and to perform a physical examination of a patient. Basic computer knowledge. Specific requirements: Passed medical school’s basic course in inernal medicine or equivalent


By the end of the course, the student should be able to: • Recognize, describe, explain and evaluate common symptoms and signs of skin diseases and sexually transmitted diseases • Perform a punch biopsy • Search and evaluate the internet for medical information on best evidence-based treatment of skin diseases and venereal diseases • Write case right-ups • Reflect on various professional aspects in medicine, such as attitudes, ethics, gender, ethnicity, age, health economy and health care system


The clinical rotation/elective comprises 40 hours duty per week in the Södersjukhuset hospital, Stockholm. An individual schedule is made with auscultation in various units within the department, such as out-patients clinics in general dermatology, autoimmune or inflammatory skin disorders, tumour clinics including office surgery, phototherapy, paediatric dermatology, sexually transmitted infections. Time is given for studies of literature and Internet searches.

Teaching methods

The rotation includes continuous personal supervision delivered by the physicians at the department. The student is required to study the course literature and to write reports. Compulsory attendance Attendance to all clinical visits/duties is required. The supervisor decides how the student should compensate for any failure to attend.


A log book should be written by the student and has to be presented to the supervisor on a weekly basis. The log book should include relevant information about the patients encountered each day. The supervisor will decide upon one or more themes that the student has to explore more in detail and write a report on (e.g. my most interesting cases, literature reviews). This report has to be presented no less than 5 days before the end of the rotation in dermatology and venerology.

Other directives

A student’s work-based education may be ended immediately if the student demonstrates such a serious lack in terms of knowledge, skills or attitude that patient safety or patients’ confidence in medical care is jeopardised. If the work-based education is ended in this way, an individual action plan should be drawn up detailing the activities and knowledge checks required before the student may continue with work-based education. A student who has failed the work-based education due to such a serious lack in terms of knowledge, skills or attitude that patient safety or patients’ confidence in medical care is jeopardised is qualified to a new opportunity only when the individual action plan has been completed.

Literature and other teaching aids

There is no literature specified for this course. Please contact the department for more information.