Pathology and Dermatology

The word pathology generally used broadly to refer to the study of disease, incorporating a wide range of bioscience research fields and medical practices. However, when the term used in the context of modern medical treatment, the term is often used in a narrower fashion to refer to processes and tests which fall within the contemporary medical field of "general pathology," an area which includes several distinct but inter-related medical specialties that diagnose disease, mostly through analysis of tissue, cell, and body fluid samples. Idiomatically, "a pathology" may also refer to the predicted or actual progression of diseases, and the affix path is sometimes used to indicate a state of disease in cases of both physical ailment (as in cardiomyopathy) and psychological conditions like psychopathy. A physician who is practicing pathology is called a pathologist.

Dermatology is generally defined as the medical science of diagnosing and treating skin diseases affecting the skin, hair, and nails and moreover, it is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. Generally, Dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of skin diseases and cancers. The skin is the largest organ in the body includes hair, nails, the wet areas of the mouth and genitalia.

Typical skin consultations are acne, psoriasis, atopic eczema, skin infections such as warts, mole surveillance, melasma, and occupational dermatitis. Now the Dermatologists also conduct Mohs surgery and deliver cosmetic services such as laser therapy.

Many dermatologists conduct outpatient clinics in public hospitals and are involved in the training of dermatology registrars. Many dermatologists are also involved in research, at both the basic science and clinical levels.