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This advanced dermatology learning plan includes interactive modules from the September 2018 issue of MIMS Learning Dermatology, covering Lyme disease, vulval conditions, scabies, child protection, radiodermatitis, cryotherapy and skin cancer.
Each educational activity provides a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to meet your identified learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed on each module.
This learning plan will be particularly suitable for healthcare professionals with a special interest in dermatology.
This free module provides a taster of the interactive learning materials on MIMS Learning, and forms part of an advanced dermatology learning plan for healthcare professionals. Dr Helen Goodyear provides an overview of dermatological signs and symptoms that may indicate child abuse, along with differential diagnoses. Key learning points include how to take a history and examine children, types of child abuse, and where to seek advice and support if child abuse is suspected.
This article, updated in 2018, by Dr Mareen Joy, Dr Natasha Jordan and Professor David D’Cruz reviews epidemiology and classification of SLE, as well as the pharmacological management options. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include clues to the diagnosis, the 2012 Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification and improvements in prognosis.
Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman offers an overview of the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and management of common vulval conditions.
In this interactive module, Professor Richard White, explains how to spot acute and late-onset radiodermatitis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include time of onset of skin reactions and how to avoid, or manage, complications.
Dr Ljubomir Novakovic and colleagues outline the uses of phototherapy in the treatment of skin conditions, in an interactive learning module.
In this interactive module, Dr Randa Akel and Dr Claire Fuller summarise evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of adult and paediatric vulval lichen sclerosus. Key learning points include peak ages of onset, when to make a clinical diagnosis and the patient management pathway.
Dr Ajoy Barhan and Professor Adrian Heagerty describe the clinical features of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and discuss management of this debilitating condition.
Treatment of skin lesions with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is the subject of this interactive learning module by Professor Rodger Charlton.
In this interactive module, Dr Kara Heelan outlines key risk factors for skin cancer and when to consider referral. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include assessment of pigmented lesions and identification of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Test yourself with a quick quiz at the end of the module.
This interactive module by Dr Paul Charlson covers non-surgical skin tightening devices used in aesthetic dermatology. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include possible side effects of skin tightening and the aesthetic results that patients can expect.
In this interactive module, Adela Kacorova and Dr Holly Milling describe the case of a man with severe blushing who was successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy. This case includes a discussion about the role of CBT in treating anxiety and/or depression associated with a physical health problem.