Interactive game: nomenclature of skin efflorescences to teach dermatology and venereology

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation


Our objective was to create an interactive game, which would effectively promote the ability of medical students to recognize various skin lesions and further correctly diagnose skin diseases.. In the work process dermatological images from clinical patients were obtained, prepared and selected. Further durable and reusable cardboard cards were prepared and printed for on-site classes. Obtained images were used to create a H5P question bank to adapt the activity also to remote working conditions. We obtained feedback from the students by verbally reflecting on the game.. The basis of clinical dermatology and venereology is the ability to recognize the visual characteristics of skin diseases and prescribe the necessary examinations. The first practical class in the study course "Dermatology and venereology" for 5th year medical students includes the acquisition of knowledge about the description of the local status of the visible skin changes and the principles and methods of diagnosis of skin diseases, where theoretical knowledge about the terminology of primary and secondary skin efflorescences is essential. Our created activity promotes work in groups and mutual discussions between students, as well as strengthens knowledge about the terminology of skin lesions. This, in turn, facilitates the course of future practical classes and work in medical institutions with patients becomes more meaningful. The student is able to better define skin and venereal diseases, outline their etiopathogenesis and describe clinical manifestations that allow them to be recognized from each other and from other diseases. . By independently trying to sort out skin efflorescences and consolidate knowledge about the terms of various skin changes, an understanding is created that is essential for successful learning of the entire study course.
Period30 Mar 2023
Event titleRSU research week 2023: University Teaching and Learning
Event typeConference
OrganiserRīga Stradiņš University
LocationRiga, LatviaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Field of Science

  • 5.3 Educational sciences