Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Angela Calandra


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Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For more information please contact the faculty at http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/courses/pg-coursework/contact.html


Dermatology is an elective unit offered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice and the Master of Pharmacy Practice. Students will develop an in depth knowledge of the identification and management of common dermatological problems, especially those encountered in primary care and therefore increase their confidence in dealing with these problems.

Prescribed Text:
Skin Disease- Diagnosis and Treatment by Thomas P Habif
ISBN 978-0-323-07700-2


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% (hurdle)
Case studies: 20% (hurdle)

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Contact hours

Students are expected to allow 10-12 hours per week over the semester in study time.