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Dermatology learning plan 2

7.75 credits

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.




Clinical Review

Malignant melanoma: clinical review

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.

1.50 Credits
Knowledge

Alopecia: clinical review

This activity reviews the common causes and different types of alopecia, with recommended investigations and management strategy.

1.50 Credits
Red flags

Hirsutism - red flag symptoms

This article examines the possible causes of hirsutism and how to manage the presentation of this symptom.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Medical education - Diagnosis of skin lesions with dermoscopy

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.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Acute skin problems in children

Dr Catriona Maybury and Dr Alya Abdul-Wahab review the diagnosis and management of common paediatric dermatology presentations needing urgent treatment.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Pityriasis: differential diagnoses

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.

0.25 Credits
Red flags

Leg ulcers - red flag symptoms

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.

0.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Basal cell carcinoma: clinical review

Dr David Brass and Dr Neil Rajan discuss the risk factors for BCC, making the diagnosis and management.

1.50 Credits