Learning module: Dermatologic therapies

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Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students gain familiarity with common dermatologic treatments.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Estimate the amount of topical medication needed for therapy based on frequency of application and body surface area involved.
  • Choose appropriate strengths of topical steroids based on age, body location and severity of dermatitis.
  • List the side effects of prolonged use of topical steroids. Discuss the basic principles of medications used to treat acne.
  • Discuss the basic principles of topical antifungals, oral antihistamines and topical psoriasis medications.

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