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Clinical challenges in diagnosis and management of skin conditions are covered in this learning plan for GPs. Learning plans provide key learning points on diagnosis, management, follow-up and referral. You can undertake the whole plan to demonstrate that you have studied this area in depth, or use individual modules from the plan to complement your existing learning. You can claim credits for all the modules that you complete.
Dr James Langtry covers the presentation, diagnosis and management of cutaneous malignant melanoma. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include predisposing factors, the ABCD signs, primary prevention, and the purpose of follow-up.
Dr Tim Cunliffe reviews the dermoscopic structures that might be encountered by clinicians and outlines how different skin lesions might appear when viewed through a dermatoscope. Key learning points include the A-H approach to diagnosing skin cancer and using dermoscopic skills to confirm when lesions are benign.
Dr Catriona Maybury and Dr Alya Abdul-Wahab review the diagnosis and management of common paediatric dermatology presentations needing urgent treatment.
Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnosis of pityriasis, including pityriasis rosea, pityriasis versicolor, pityriasis alba and pityriasis capitis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the presentation and management of these conditions.
Dr Pipin Singh discusses the causes of leg ulcers, examination and initial investigations, and highlights red flag symptoms warranting further investigation. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include taking a good vascular history, and advice for patients with diabetes.
Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnosis of alopecia including male pattern baldness, alopecia areata, pseudopelade and lichen planopilaris. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the presentation and management of these conditions.
This interactive module, updated in 2018 by Dr Pipin Singh , examines the possible causes of hirsutism along with management and red flag symptoms.