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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Angela Calandra


Dermatology is an elective unit offered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. Students will develop an in depth knowledge of the identification and management of common dermatological problems, especially those encountered in primary care, therefore increasing their confidence in dealing with these problems.
Prescribed Text:
Therapeutic Guidelines: Dermatology (Version 3)
Skin Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment 2nd edn. ISBN:0-3230-2753-9


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • understand common morphological terms used in dermatology, and use these terms to describe dermatological lesions.
  • appreciate the differences between vehicles used in the treatment of dermatological conditions and choose an appropriate vehicle to treat skin conditions
  • confidently diagnose and treat common skin infections.
  • understand the underlying pathology of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, rosacea and psoriasis and appreciate the variety of treatment regimes available to treat these skin conditions.
  • Confidently identify (and where applicable treat) a number of miscellaneous skin conditions such as alopecia, hyperhidrosis, disorders of pigmentation and drug induced reactions.


Online discussion (40%), quizzes (40%) and case studies (20%).

Chief examiner(s)

Angela Calandra