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PDUK A27 The ABC of dermatology

Course summary

If you are a practitioner wanting the basic tools for sound management of patients with skin problems, this is the course for you.

Who should attend?

Acute and primary care nurses
Nurse practitioners
District nurses
Practice nurses
Allied health professionals such as pharmacists

Important notes

Course materials, evaluation, and certificate of attendance


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Understand the assessment process of dermatological disease
  • Be familiar with basic pathophysiology of skin disease
  • Feel more confident in diagnosising straightforward dermatological skin conditions
  • Be aware of management options for a variety of skin problems
  • Competently apply treatment modalities in practice
  • Make appropriate referrals

Course programme

  • Basic principles of dermatological assessment
  • Common skin problems
  • Disruption of the skin barrier, homeostatic control, circulation, skin chemistry & flora
  • Categorising skin disease and skin descriptors
  • Dry skin
  • Eczemas
  • Psoriasis
  • Tinea
  • Infections & infestations
  • Types of rashes; generalised versus localised
  • Common skin complaints, differential diagnoses and intervention strategies including emollient therapies, topical steroids, breaking the itch-scratch cycle, preventing & eradicating bacterial infection and disease control
  • Skin conditions requiring referral
  • Specific considerations for primary and acute care providers

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