This site is intended for healthcare professionals

This activity is hosted on the site of our educational partner

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

  • Overview
  • Activity
  • Post-Test
  • Evaluation
  • Claim Credit
Common pitfalls in dermatology

Common pitfalls in dermatology




Time to Complete

1 hour


September 3, 2015


September 7, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Brian Malcolm highlights some common pitfalls in dermatology, and how GPs can avoid them. This module, based on a presentation at MIMS Clinical Update 2015, brings you expert opinion and key learning points in an audiovisual format. You can play the presentation at a time to suit you, pause and continue as needed. A CPD certificate is awarded for completing this module.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Take a thorough history from patients presenting with dermatological conditions
  • Describe the role of dermoscopy in patient examination
  • Consider distribution, demarcation, colour, and morphology when examining patients
  • Understand terms used in dermatology
  • Prescribe appropriately for eczema and investigate the causes of leg ulcers
  • Know when to refer
  • Expert speaker and test author

    Dr Brian Malcolm
    GP with a special interest in dermatology
    North Devon
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hour 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.


    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