Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy (DVL) Course Details

08Oct,2020
By Sanjeet Nayak

Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy course is a study of different types of diseases related to skin, hairs, and nails. This course has a speciality of combing both medical and surgical aspects. It aims at providing complete training in diagnosing and suggesting preventives for different types of skin diseases, cosmetic dermatological diseases (including leprosy). However, the Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy course also provides the skill of attending different types of medical emergencies efficiently. Read the article to know the complete course details.

What the course focuses on?

  • Diagnosing and managing common skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and leprosy.
  • Preparation for medical emergencies related to skin, leprosy, and venereal disease.
  • Preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable diseases.
  • Analyzing different types of symptoms related to the disease.

Highlights:

Course Name  Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy
Course Level Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Duration 3 Months - 3 Years
Examination Type Yearly/ Semester
Eligibility Varies with degree
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters Hospitals, Physicians, Integrative Healthcare Clinics, Public Health Clinics, College Health Centers, Natural Apothecaries, Military Retirement Homes
Top Career Scopes Medical Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermatology Professor, Therapy Manager- IVF Artificial Reproduction, etc

Top Colleges:

Some of the top colleges that provide a degree in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy are mentioned below:

Eligibility:

Courses Duration Eligibility Entrance
Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy [DDVL] 2-3 years
  • The student should have completed his/her 10+2 from a recognised board.
  • Biology should be one of the subjects in 10+2.
  • The minimum marks in 10+2 should be 50% or above. 5% relaxation for the reserved category.
NEET and University level exams (Self-conducted)
Postgraduate Diploma  in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy [PGD DVL] 2 years
  • The student should have completed his/her MBBS degree from a  college recognised by the medical board.
  • Minimum marks in MBBS should be 50% or above
AIIMS PG, NEET PG, JIPMER PG
Doctorate of Medicine  in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy [MD DVL] 2-3 years
  • The student should have completed his/her MBBS degree from a  college recognised by the medical board.
  • Minimum marks in MBBS should be 50% or above
  • Candidate should have one year of rotational internship after their final exams.
AIIMS PG, NEET PG, JIPMER PG

Skills Required:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Active listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Science
  • Critical thinking 
  • Active learning
  • Monitoring

Syllabus:

  • Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy [DDVL]
Semester I Semester II
Introduction - Historical Aspects and Epidemiology Epidermal skin tumors
Comparative dermatology  Anatomy and organization of human skin
Tumours of the skin appendages Disorders of skin color
Diagnosis of skin diseases Histopathology of the skin-general principles
Lichen planus and Lichenoid disorders Melanocytic Naevi and Malignant melanoma
Functions of Skin Disorders of sweat glands
Disorders of connective tissue Disorders of the sebaceous glands
Clinical immunology and allergy Bullous eruptions
Inflammation Naevi and other developmental defects
Semester III Semester IV
Neonatal Dermatoses  Prenatal diagnosis of skin disease
Genetics and Genodermatoses Pruritus
Rosacea, Flushing, and Perioral Dermatitis Eczema, Lichenification, Prurigo, and Erythroderma
Atopic dermatitis  Disorders of blood vessels
Purpura Neurobiotic disorders
Contact dermatitis Diseases of the veins and arteries including leg ulcers
Irritants and Sensitizers Histiocytosis
Cutaneous vasculitis Urticaria
Occupational dermatoses Mastocytosis
Reactions to mechanical and thermal injury Disorders of lymphatic vessels
  • Postgraduate Diploma  in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy [PGD DVL]
Subject Name Subject Name
Introduction, Historical aspects, and Epidemiology Epidermal skin tumors
Comparative dermatology Tumours of the skin appendages
Anatomy and organization of human skin Melanocytic Naevi and Malignant melanoma
Functions of Skin Disorders of skin color
Diagnosis of skin diseases Bullous eruptions
Histopathology of the skin-general principles Lichen planus and Lichenoid disorders
Inflammation Disorders of the sebaceous glands
Clinical immunology and allergy Disorders of sweat glands
Genetics and genodermatoses Disorders of connective tissue
Prenatal diagnosis of skin disease Disorders of blood vessels
The Neonate Rosacea, Flushing, and perioral dermatitis
Naevi and other developmental defects Urticaria
Pruritus Purpura
Eczema, Lichenification, Prurigo, and Erythroderma Cutaneous vasculitis
Atopic dermatitis Diseases of the veins and arteries including leg ulcers
Contact dermatitis Disorders of lymphatic vessels
Irritants and Sensitizers Noorobiotic disorders
Occupational dermatoses Histiocytoses
Reactions to mechanical and thermal injury Mastocytoses
  • Doctorate of Medicine  in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy [MD DVL]
Subject Name Subject Name Subject Name Subject Name
Allied Basic Sciences Clinical Dermatology Skin Manifestations of Hematologic Disorders Topical Agents
Papulosquamous Diseases & Disorders of Keratinisation Vesiculo-Bullous Disorders Skin Manifestations of Systemic Disease Systemic Therapy
Disorders of Epidermal Appendages and Related Disorders Epidermal and Appendageal Tumours Skin Manifestations of Rheumatiologic Disease Photochemotherapy and Phototherapy
Disorders of Melanocytes Inflammatory and Neoplastic Disorders of The Dermis Cutaneous Manifestations of Diseases in Other Organ Systems Dermatosurgery
Lymphomas, Pseudolymphomas Related Conditions Disorders of Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders of The Mucocutaneous Integument Bacterial Diseases with Cutaneous Involvement Venereology
Cutaneous Changes in Disorders of Altered Reactivity Skin Changes Due to Mechanical and Physical Factors Fungal Diseases with Cutaneous Involvement     
Leprosy
Photomedicine, Photobiology, and Photoimmunology In Relation to Skin Disorders Due to Drugs and Chemical Agents Viral and Ricketsial Disease Practicals
Dermatology and The Ages of Man Skin Lesions in Nutritional Metabolic and Heritable Disorders Topical Therapy

Admission Process:

The top institutes provide this course based on the student's score in a relevant particular entrance test (National /State), some even have an extra round of Personal Interview. Some colleges conduct their own entrance tests for a degree in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy (DVL). The admission process generally varies across colleges. A few institutes also offer admission based on candidate’s merit i.e. aggregate marks secured in the last academic session.

Top Entrances:

AIIMS

  • Minimum Qualification: The candidate needs to have an MBBS degree from any university recognized by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Councils.
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  • Exam Mode: Online

NEET

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have an MBBS degree that should be recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Exam Date: 5th January 2021
  • Exam Mode: Online

JIPMER

  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Total number of questions: 250
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Career Scope:

Career Profiles Average Annual Salary
Medical Dermatologist Rs 9.5 lakhs
Cosmetic Dermatologist Rs 8.5 lakhs
Dermatology Professor Rs 7.5 lakhs
Therapy Manager- IVF Artificial Reproduction Rs 4.5 lakhs

Top Recruiters

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Integrative Healthcare Clinics
  • Public Health Clinics
  • College Health Centers
  • Natural Apothecaries
  • Military Retirement Homes

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkatta

FAQ's:

Q: What are the primary objectives of this course?
A:  Listed here are some of the primary objectives of the course:

  • To diagnose and manage common skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and leprosy.
  • To manage efficiently all medical emergencies related to skin, leprosy, and venereal disease.
  • To adopt preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable and venereal diseases and leprosy.
  • To teach requisite knowledge and laboratory skills to other medical/ paramedical team members.
  • To adopt a compassionate attitude towards patients (and their families) under one’s charge.
  • To evaluate and initiate an investigation for solving problems relating to skin and venereal diseases and leprosy.

Q: What is the minimum eligibility criteria for studying Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy?
A: To pursue a career in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, candidates need to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Candidates should have obtained an MBBS Degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidate should have completed a 1- year compulsory rotating internship after passing the final professional examination which is MBBS before 30th April of the academic year.
  • Candidates in possession of an MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized by the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, besides a permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and have completed 1 year of internship or/ are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March or 31st April of the relevant year may apply for NEET-PG through the online application system.

Q: What are the entrance exams for getting into Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy?
A: AIIMS PG, NEET PG, JIPMER PG are some of the best entrances exams for entry into this course.

Q: What are the skills required for studying Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy?
A: Here are the skills required for the course: 

  • Reading comprehension
  • Active listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Science
  • Critical thinking 
  • Active learning
  • Monitoring

Q: What are the top colleges for Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy?
A: Here are the top colleges for this course:

 

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