Dermatoscopic patterns of rare skin tumors

Course Information
TitleΔερματοσκοπικά πρότυπα σπάνιων δερματικών όγκων / Dermatoscopic patterns of rare skin tumors
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAimilios Lallas
Course ID600020012

Programme of Study: PPS Dermatoscopy (2021-today)

Registered students: 40
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course113

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
  • Global Health
Type Of Offer
  • Disciplinary Course
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for attending the specific course other than the entry requirements for the Program. It is addressed to interns and specialized doctors in Dermatology, as well as to doctors waiting for the Dermatology-Venoresiology specialty.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to * To use the method of direct pattern recognition * To apply diagnostic algorithms in special cases * To recognize unusual skin tumors * To design the therapeutic approach for rare skin tumors
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
Dermatoscopic findings to help identify uncommon benign and malignant skin lesions. Merkel cell carcinoma, B- and T- cutaneous lymphomas, malignant adnexal tumors
Dermatoscopy, Dermatoscopic patterns, benign, malignant, non-common, skin tumor, Merkel cell carcinoma
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Communication with students is usually asynchronous via e-mail or synchronous via mobile phone if there is such a need. The educational process is implemented either by in-person, or synchronous (via teleconference) and asynchronous distance education or a mixed system. The evaluation of students can be done with written or oral exams that can be conducted either live or by distance methods. In any case, for the teaching and evaluation of the students, the online distance learning platform of the AUTh ( is used, where digitized teaching material for the students is posted (presentations, video of the lectures, questionnaires, quizzes, sources, bibliography, etc.).
Course Organization
Reading Assigment421.7
Written assigments50.2
Student Assessment
Students are assessed by taking an online quiz containing multiple choice questions or an oral exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Aguilera P, Puig S, Guilabert A, et al. Prevalence study of nevi in children from Barcelona. Dermoscopy, Constitutional and environmental factors. Dermatology. 2009; 218: 203–14. Argenziano G, Soyer HP, Chimenti S, et al. Dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions: results of a consensus meeting via the Internet. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003; 48: 679–93. Argenziano G, Zalaudek I, Ferrara G, et al. Proposal of a new classification system for melanocytic naevi. Br J Dermatol. 2007; 157: 217–27. Hofmann-Wellenhof R. Special criteria for special locations 2: scalp, mucosal, and milk line. Dermatol Clin. 2013; 31: 625–36. Lallas A, Apalla Z, Ioannides D, et al. Update on dermoscopy of Spitz/Reed naevi and management guidelines by the International Dermoscopy Society. Br J Dermatol. 2017;177: 645-55. Lallas A, Reggiani C, Argenziano G, Kyrgidis A, Bakos R, Masiero N, et al. Dermoscopic nevus patterns in skin of colour: a prospective, cross-sectional, morphological study in individuals with skin type V and VI. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013; 28: 1469–1474. Papakonstantinou A, Ioannides D, Vakirlis E, et al. Dermoscopic features of melanocytic skin lesions in Greek children and adolescents and their association with environmental factors and skin types. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Apr 6. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14996. [Epub ahead of print] Zalaudek I, Schmid K, Marghoob AA, et al. Frequency of dermoscopic nevus subtypes by age and body site: a cross-sectional study. Arch Dermatol. 2011; 147: 663–70. Zalaudek I, Sgambato A, Ferrara G, Argenziano G. Diagnosis and management of melanocytic skin lesions in the pediatric práxis. A review of the literature. Minerva Pediatr. 2008; 60: 291–312. Zalaudek I, Grinschgl S, Argenziano G, et al. Age-related prevalence of dermoscopy patterns in acquired melanocytic naevi. Br J Dermatol. 2006; 154: 299–304. Zalaudek I, Schmid K, Niederkorn A, Fink-Puches R, Richtig E, Wolf I, Hofmann-Wellenhof R. Proposal for a clinical-dermoscopic classification of scalp naevi. Br J Dermatol. 2014; 170: 1065–1072. Zalaudek I, Schmid K, Marghoob AA, Scope A, Manzo M, Moscarella E, et al. Frequency of dermoscopic nevus subtypes by age and body site: a cross-sectional study. Arch Dermatol. 2011; 147: 663–670. Zalaudek I, Manzo M, Savarese I, Docimo G, Ferrara G, Argenziano G. The morphologic universe of melanocytic nevi. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009; 28: 149–156.
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