Dermatovenerology is a branch of medicine that studies the structure and function, diseases of the skin and its appendages (hair, nails), as well as mucous membranes, methods of prevention and treatment. In addition, this section of medicine includes the study of sexually transmitted infections.
In his work, the dermatologist has to intersect with other areas of medicine, such as infectology (in the aspect of studying venereal diseases), toxicology (toxicoderma), hematology (hemorrhagic rashes), rheumatology, endocrinology, Oncology (melanoma), neurology (atopic dermatitis), allergology.
Dermatovenerology is considered one of the most ancient areas of medicine (there is information about attempts to describe skin diseases about 1.5 thousand years BC). Venereology as a branch of dermatovenerology received its name in the 14th century.
Postgraduate study is the next stage of studying the specialty. The educational process is organized very rationally, which creates prerequisites for the development of educational material and timely defense of the thesis. Preparation of the dissertation work is based on a specific goal and objectives that can be practically implemented in clinical practice.
The educational process is based on such disciplines as "Skin and venereal diseases", "Methodology of scientific research", "Histopathology and immunopathology of the skin", "Physiotherapeutic methods in dermatology", "Basics of cosmetology".
Graduate students practice at the clinical bases of the Department, where there are patients with various diseases, which allows you to get significant clinical experience. In addition to clinical practice, graduate students undergo pedagogical practice, which is a form of training, built on the consolidation of the skills of a graduate student competent presentation of material, information to the audience.
After graduating from graduate school and successfully defending the thesis, there is an opportunity for independent research, developed clinical and scientific thinking, which allows you to independently conduct research, analysis, reflect the results of publications in leading international publications. This is an essential skill of a specialist. In addition, it is possible to combine clinical work with scientific and pedagogical activities, where the presence of a degree has a positive impact on wages.