This course provides an overview of skin diseases seen in the tropics with emphasis on diagnoses that are common or of medical/public health importance. The diseases are organized by presenting complaint. This is designed to reflect how we, as clinicians, evaluate patients: by clinical presentation rather than by etiology of disease.

The course is divided into 7 sections. The first section is a review of the terminology used to describe skin diseases; these are essential to know before proceeding with the rest of the course. The next six sections are organized by presentation of illness:

Sample TOC for Itch module of Tropical Dermatology course
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  • Itch in the Tropics
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Enlarged Limbs
  • Cutaneous Nodules
  • Fever and Rash
  • Cutaneous Ulcers

For each disease, the key clinical findings, etiology, diagnosis and management are discussed. 

Tinea CorporisTinea CorporisTinea Corporis
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Intended Audience, Course Goals, & Instructors


Regular Rate: $199 per individual

For physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurses and other health care providers

Discount Rate: $99 per individual
For Resident/Fellow/Student/Military, or health professionals from low and lower-middle income countries as defined by WHO

Institutional Pricing is available! Learn more here or email us.

If you have questions related to the course content OR to registration, please contact globalhealth@umn.edu.

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Section Title
Tropical Dermatology: A Syndrome-Based Approach
Online, self paced
Nov 21, 2019 to Oct 31, 2023
Course Fee(s)
All Other Registrants non-credit $99.00
Practicing Healthcare Provider (MD, PA,. NP etc.) non-credit $199.00
Section Details
Tropical Dermatology: A Syndrome-Based Approach
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