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A137 Dermatological conditions in the older adult

Course summary

Most dermatological conditions occur in all age groups; however, certain skin problems are more commonly seen in the elderly. To provide quality, safe care, practitioners who work with this patient population must be aware of what these conditions are, how they present, possible differential diagnoses and best treatment regimes. This confidence building course aims to help community based qualified health care providers meet these challenges within an evidence-based context.

Who should attend?

Registered Nurses
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs)
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)
Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
Practice Nurses
Community nurses
District Nurses
Non-medical prescribers (NMPs)

Important notes

The course runs from 10:00am- 4:30pm

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance are provided.


Course duration Course CPD Full price (incl VAT) per person
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) £175


Dates Block size Block discount
09/10/2024 4 10%
11/12/2024 4 10%

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people
Online - Online Delivery 09/10/2024
Online - Online Delivery 11/12/2024

Aims / objectives

  • Develop dermatology assessment skills.
  • Understand the changing physiology of elderly skin.
  • Apply dermatological considerations when caring for the older adult.
  • Increase your knowledge of differential diagnoses in elderly dermatology.
  • Be more confident in dealing with chronic dermatological conditions in the elderly.
  • Improve your knowledge base of dermatological treatments.
  • Make appropriate referrals.

Course programme

  • The skin - variations and similarities in the older patient.
  • Basic principles of dermatological assessment
  • Common skin problems, differential diagnoses, and interventions in the elderly.
  • Assessment of skin lesions (benign lesions and skin cancers)
  • Clinical decision making- Case study reviews.

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