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Medical education - Diagnosis of skin lesions with dermoscopy

Medical education - Diagnosis of skin lesions with dermoscopy

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

July 14, 2014

Updated

June 29, 2016

Programme Description

In this article 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.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Diagnose skin lesions using a dermatoscope
  • Identify different dermoscopic structures
  • Understand the A-H approach to diagnosing melanoma and other possible serious cases of skin cancer
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Tim Cunliffe
    GPSI in dermatology and skin surgery, and lecturer in dermoscopy
    The One Life Centre
    South Tees NHS Trust
    Middlesbrough
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Haymarket Medical Education
    Twickenham
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    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 hours 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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