Individual Courses and Comprehensive Study Program

The ESAVS Asia Dermatology program consists of 6 one-week modules. The course masters and tutors are Diplomates in Dermatology (ACVD/ECVD/DVD) or diplomates, specialists and University teachers in the related disciplines within the program.

Course structure: Each day follows a similar general pattern with lectures and seminars in the morning and wet labs/practical classes and case studies. Tutors’ problem solving cases and discussion of participant’s cases are included. Between the residential courses participants have access to distance learning modules.


Dermatology I
These courses focus on the diagnostic approach, commonly encountered diseases, and underlying knowledge essential to practice in veterinary dermatology.
Dermatology IA includes: biology of the skin, diagnostic approaches and methods, skin pathology and inflammation, ectoparasitic infestations and practical parasitology, superficial bacterial and fungal infections.
Dermatology IB includes: the immune system and mechanisms of allergy, allergic skin diseases and an approach to pruritus. Within this there will be emphasis on feline allergy, flea control and otitis, cytology. Laboratory sessions will include a skin testing laboratory with live dogs and cytology as it relates to otitis and pruritus.

Dermatology II
These courses focus on more complex diseases and underlying causes.
Dermatology IIA  includes: difficult and uncommon infections and infestations, cutaneous neoplasia, the role of nutrition, disorders of pigmentation, and skin diseases of small mammals.
Dermatology IIB includes: emphasises diseases characterized by alopecia and scaling/hyperkeratosis. It will include: endocrine dermatoses, follicular dysplasia, scaling disorders and their therapy. Laboratory sessions will be on cytology and trichoscopy as well as live clinical cases.

Dermatology III
These courses focus on differential diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy, multi-resistance, dermatology of specific species, immune-mediated and autoimmune diseases and their therapy, and diseases of particular skin regions.
Dermatology III A includes: approach to antimicrobial therapy and multi-resistance in dermatology, Pseudomonas infections, differential diagnosis of pustular diseases and pododermatitis, feline dermatology, equine dermatology and dermatology of birds, fish, reptiles and Amphibia.
Dermatology III B: cutaneous and systemic lupus, pemphigus complex, sub epidermal blistering and ulcerative diseases, vasculitus and vascular disease, drug reactions and several immunologic reactions responsive to immune suppressive therapy. A video otoscopy laboratory and live clinical cases will be the primary laboratory sessions.

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