November 8, 2014
Abstract: The acquisition of competences (the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform a job to a professional level) is considered a fundamental part of medical training. Dermatology competences should include, in addition to effective clinical interviewing and detailed descriptions of skin lesions, appropriate management (diagnosis, differentiation, and treatment) of common skin disorders and tumors. Such competences can only be acquired during hospital clerkships. As a way of certifying these competences, we propose evaluating the different components as follows: knowledge, via clinical examinations or critical incident discussions; communication and certain instrumental skills, via structured workplace observation and scoring using a set of indicators; and attitudes, via joint evaluation by staff familiar with the student.
Notes: Casanova, J M
Marti, R M
Morales, J L
Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2014 Jun;105(5):459-68. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2012.12.015. Epub 2013 May 7.
Author Address: Servicio de Dermatologia, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Espana. Electronic address: email@example.com.
Servicio de Dermatologia, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Espana.
Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida, Espana.
Medico de Familia, Lleida, Espana.
Servicio de Neurologia, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida, Espana.
Servicio de Dermatologia, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Espana.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4414Author: Casara, C., Eidt, L. and Cunha, V.
Title: Prevalence study of dermatoses referred to the phototherapy unit at the Dermatology Service of the Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil