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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

UTMB Dermatology Department Announces New Course Offering for Academic Year 2007-2008

The UTMB Department of Dermatology plans to offer a new dermatology humanities selective for the upcoming academic year. The new course is "Skin Diseases Depicted in Film," and it will be offered all periods for up to 10 students each period. The class will meet for 2 hours, twice a week over 4 weeks, and will cover 12 films related to skin diseases. During each class, two films will be discussed and students will make 30 minute PowerPoint presentations about the skin diseases depicted. The course will be team-taught by the UTMB dermatology faculty (Richard Wagner, MD, Course Director). Although the selective has pass/fail grading, the dermatology faculty plan to annually award a certificate for the best original 5-10 page "dermanities" student essay, the course writing requirement.