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Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


October 6, 2016


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

Acne is the most common skin condition seen in the developed world and can have huge psychological impact on patients. James Leveson and Dr Karolina Gholam explain the importance of identifying triggering factors, treating promptly and appreciating the psychological impact on the patient. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include effective therapy and avoiding scarring.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify acne and classify its severity
  • Select an appropriate effective treatment
  • Treat patients holistically, with consideration of the psychological impact of the condition
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    James Leveson
    Final year medical student
    King’s College London

    Dr Karolina Gholam
    Paediatric dermatology consultant
    Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required