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This course gives students a foundation for understanding dermatologic diseases which directly affect the oral and para-oral structures as well as common medical disorders and how to alter dental treatment in patients with common dermatogical disorders

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Course Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this course, the student will, 

1. Have a thorough understanding of the skin and its anatomy. 

2. Acquire adequate knowledge of elementary skin lesions. 

3. be able to describe the etiology and characteristic features of Behcet’s disease and its oral  manifestations. 

4. Have a thorough understanding of dermatologic conditions such as acne vulgaris, papullo squamous diseases, syphilis, bacterial and fungal skin lesions. 

5. Have a thorough understanding of bullous skin diseases and benign pigmented skin lesions  and their clinical appearances. 

6. Have fundamental knowledge on malignant melanoma and its clinical manifestations and  prognosis.  

Course Flow

Theoretical Course Content (7th semester): 

The functions and the structure of the skin  
The elementary lesions of the skin  
Acne vulgaris  
Behçet's disease  
Papulo-squamous diseases I (Psoriasis,  Seborrheic dermatitis, Lichen planus,  Pithyriasis rosea)  
Parasitic infections of the skin  
Non-melanoma skin cancers (BCC, SCC,  keratoacanthoma )  
Midterm Exam  
10  Bacterial skin infections  
11  Fungal skin infections  
12  Chronic autoimmune bullous skin diseases  
13  Benign pigmented skin disorders  
14  Malignant melanoma   
  Upgrading Exam  
  Final Exam  
  Resit exam  

Recommended Sources

1. Hand-outs  

2. Other books recommended by the instructor.


Assessment of courses is carried out in accordance with the exam regulations of Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry. (See: Exam regulations on the web page  http://www.yeditepe.edu.tr/ogrenim/yonetmelikler) .  

Assessment includes written examinations performed during each semester as well as  evaluation of clinical work. The following strategies are followed during the assessment of  student competencies.  

At least 1 written examination is conducted each semester. The date, hour and venue of the  exams are previously announced and also included in student handbooks and curriculum  booklets, which are handed out at the beginning of each academic year. A comprehensive 

summative final examination (both oral and written) is carried out at the end of the academic  year. The midterm and final examinations are organized as to include all types of questions  such as, Classical, problem based, multiple choice,  

A comprehensive summative final examination (written) is carried out at the end of the  academic year. The midterm examinations include multiple choice questions. Final examinations comprise summative assessment of courses received throughout the  academic year. Mid-term quizzes and final exam have 50% share in the calculation of the  overall score. The average of these 2 exams must be at least 50 for the student to pass the  specific course. Meanwhile; a minimum score of 50 is obligatory in the final examinations.  The ratio of contribution of midterm exams and other types of studies to the final score cannot  be less than 30% or exceed 70%. The average of formative and summative exams should be at  least 50 in order to receive a passing score. Also, the score of the final exam should be at least  50 for passing. In case the student fails to receive a score of at least 50 from the final exam,  he/she is not considered to receive a passing score even if the average of formative and the final  is above 50. Students have the right to appeal to a score that they believe is unfair or incorrectly  calculated. In that case, they should make their appeal through a petition for the reevaluation  process to start. Detailed information on this issue is available in student handbooks.  Remediation is always possible for failing courses. Make-up formative exams are conducted in  each semester for students who were unable to participate in mid-term formative exams. In case  the student receives a higher score in the formative exams than one of the mid-term formatives,  then the lower score is dropped and replaced with the higher score received from the make-up.  In case students fail to succeed in the final exams, remediation is possible through the resit  exams, which, are conducted in early August.  

Course’s Contribution to Program

#1.4. Utilize rules of clinical reasoning and clinical decision making in the treatment planning  of patients.  

#6.1. Manage the oral health care of the infant, child, adolescent, and adult, as well as the unique  needs of women, geriatric, and special needs patients.  

#6.2. Obtain a thorough patient history, make a correct examination and utilize the necessary  auxiliary diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of oral and dental diseases and make an  interpretation on the relationship between patients’ general health condition and dental  treatment planning. 

#6.4. Select, obtain, and interpret patient/medical data, including a thorough intra/extra oral  examination, and use these findings to accurately assess and manage all patients. #6.6. Recognize the manifestations of systemic disease and how the disease and its management  may affect the delivery of dental care. 

#6.7. Formulate a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral plan for the management  of patients.  

#6.9. Make clinical decisions taking into consideration clinical expertise, patient values, best  research results, systematic reviews and evidence based dental applications.  

#7.3. Have knowledge of the diseases processes such as infection, inflammation, disorders of  the immune system, degeneration, neoplasia, metabolic disturbances and genetic disorders. 


#7.4. Have adequate amount of knowledge on pharmacology and therapeutics relevant to  clinical dental practice and its application thereto, and be familiar with pharmacology in general  medicine.