About this course

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of disorders of the skin. These include a multitude of conditions, from the very common acne vulgaris and burns to malignancy and the cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune diseases.

For optimal understanding, the student must be familiar with the histology of the skin, including its basic structure, types, and annexed components (follicles, sweat glands, and nails). Adequate study of skin lesions requires a paused process of observation to ensure greater retention.

Dermatologic conditions are a very common complaint around the world, as the skin is a very prized and sensitive component of an individual’s appearance and sense of self-worth. Since the patient can see the ailment constantly, it can be very distressing.

The competent physician must have an excellent “eye” for skin lesions and be able to differentiate between dermatologic conditions. Additionally, the clinician must also be knowledgeable of the dermatologic manifestations of systemic diseases, such as autoimmune conditions (e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus), metabolic conditions (e.g., acanthosis nigricans in diabetes mellitus), or malignancy (e.g. dermatomyositis in lung cancer).




Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.

Video lectures

01. Inflammatory Skin Diseases

  • General Terminology
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Ichthyosis Vulgaris
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus (LSC)
  • Lichen Planus
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Angioedema
  • Alopecia Areata (AA)
  • Psoriasis
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Morphea
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Immunofluorescence Diagnosis in Vesiculobullous Dermatitis
  • Nikolsky’s Sign
  • Lupus Erythematosus

02. Infectious Skin Diseases

  • Folliculitis
  • Verruca (Plantar Wart)
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Primary Varicella (Chickenpox) and Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)
  • Erysipelas and Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Herpes Simplex (HSV)
  • Impetigo (School Sores) and Staph Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)
  • Tinea Infections (Ringworm) Tinea Corporis and Tinea Capitis
  • Onychomycosis (Nail fungus) and Scabies (Sarcoptic Mange)
  • Syphilis
  • Erythema Migrans (Lyme Disease) and Erythema Infectiosum (Fifth Disease)
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome and Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Disease)

03. Other Skin Diseases

  • Melasma (Chloasma)
  • Vitiligo
  • Albinism (Achromasia)

04. Neoplastic Skin Diseases

  • Dermatofibroma (Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Seborrheic Eczema) and Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC, Basal Cell Cancer)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC, Squamous Cell Cancer)
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Benign Nevus and Dysplastic Nevus
  • Malignant Melanoma