Physician Assistant M.S.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Naser, Lisa


There is currently a lack of resources available on dermatological conditions in the non-Caucasian population; therefore, additional educational materials are needed to supplement the education of healthcare professionals (Ebede & Papier, 2006). The researchers created an educational module with common dermatological conditions, the presentation of various dermatological conditions, and descriptive pictures of how each condition presents in the non-Caucasian population to use as a supplement to the current dermatology modules that are used throughout various health and social science programs at Bethel University in Arden Hills, MN. The topics of the module include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, acne vulgaris, acne keloidalis, lichen planus, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, keloid scarring, Mongolian blue spots, tinea capitis, and tinea versicolor. The module was created by researching medical articles that discussed these common dermatological conditions; however, there was a lack of creditable resources, and the sources that were found lacked pictures with descriptions of how the conditions present. Continued efforts may be necessary for expansion of this module in the future, which can be accomplished by adding additional dermatological conditions through continued research, expanding to various healthcare professionals, and updating the module as more resources become available.

Degree Name

Masters of Science in Physician Assistant

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

Included in

Primary Care Commons