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Child protection in dermatology

Child protection in dermatology

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Time to Complete

1 hour


November 13, 2015


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Helen Goodyear provides an overview of child abuse in relation to dermatology. Learning points for healthcare professionals include awareness of dermatological signs of abuse.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take a history and carry out an examination of children with dermatological conditions, while considering child abuse as a differential diagnosis

  • Identify different types of child abuse
  • Know where to seek advice and support if child abuse is suspected
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Helen Goodyear
    Consultant paediatrician
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
    Associate postgraduate dean
    Health Education
    West Midlands
    United Kingdom

    Exam author
    Haymarket Medical Education
    United Kingdom


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    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.


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