Is concerned with the structure, functions and appearance of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes (mouth and genitalia), and the impacts on these of both primary and systemic diseases affecting the integument. Dermatologists will diagnose the conditions presenting and advise on the management of diseases affecting the skin and its appendages. Besides the pathological processes involved and the physical impact of each condition, psycho-social effects must also be understood. Benefits and risks of specific treatments must be learned. (RCPI – November 2013)

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