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Intro to Dermatology – Day 2

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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2 Day Fundamentals of Dermatology for Primary Care
Lecturer Information

Julie Van Onselen (RGN, RSCN, DipN, DipMar, Teaching Cert, BA(Hons) Director and Educator, Dermatology Education Partnership Ltd)

Intro to Dermatology

Dates: 30 Sep & 14 Oct 2021

Times: 0915-1200 & 1300-1545

Venue: Microsoft Teams Online Platform

Places available: 12

This course is suitable for: All primary Care Health Care Professionals together with Experienced HCAs


Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, delegates should:

Improve skills in history taking, skin assessment and recognizing skin lesions

Gain practical evidence-based knowledge (pharmacological and non pharmacological)

on management of common skin conditions in primary care and know when to refer

Increase clinical confidence in advising patient and colleagues on

recognising and managing skin conditions; and supporting patients in self-management


DAY 1.  – Fundamental skin assessment and skin lesion recognition

Introductions and agenda

Anatomy and physiology of normal skin

Pathophysiology of acne, eczema and psoriasis – what are the skin changes in  common dermatology conditions?

10.45am       COFFEE

The language of dermatology – how to describe what you see?

Skin assessment and history taking – how to record what you see?

12.45pm       LUNCH approx

Recognising skin changes: skin lesions and skin cancer – when to worry challenge

Screening for skin cancer and sun safety health care education guidance

Dermatology resources and guidelines – where to find information?

Course work and preparation for day 2

DAY 2. –  Fundamental skin treatment and patient support

Welcome back and course work review Managing acne in primary care – with ‘hands on’ OTC and topical treatment for mild and moderate acne

Managing psoriasis in primary care- with ‘hands on’ topical treatment for mild and moderate chronic plaque psoriasis (including body and scalp application demonstrations)

Managing eczema in primary care – take the topical steroid challenge

1Meet the patient/s find out more how patient self manage chronic skin conditions and what they would like primary care HCPs to know(acne, eczema and psoriasis) with am emphasis of psycho-social aspects and‘living with’ a skin condition – roundtable session

13.00pm             LUNCH Break

Practical emollient workshop – ‘test, try and feel’ to understand patient choice

Skin infections – how to recognise/diagnose and manage?

Genital skin conditions  – Update on lichen sclerosis recognition and treatment

When to refer? Case study approach – group work (with TEA)

Practice reviews, competencies and reflective discussion



October 14
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


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