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Learning module: Psoriasis

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with psoriasis.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the morphology of psoriasis

  • Describe associated triggers or risk factors for psoriasis

  • Describe the clinical features of psoriatic arthritis

  • List the basic principles in the treatment of psoriasis

  • Discuss the emotional and psychosocial¬†effects of psoriasis on patients

  • Determine when to refer a patient with psoriasis to a dermatologist

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