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Dermatology essentials: dermoscopy

Module summary

Dr Stephen Hayes discusses the advantages of GPs performing dermoscopy

Learning objectives

This module will offer an introduction into dermoscopy, covering:

  • How to manage a patient concerned about a skin lesion
  • Red flag features to look out for
  • Dermoscopic features of non-cancerous lesions
  • Spotting the dangerous and the malignant skin lesion
  • Resources for improving your skills in this area

This module was produced in association with the Primary Care Dermatology Society.

Author

Dr Stephen Hayes is a former GP and GPSI, currently associate specialist in dermatology, at University Hospital Southampton. He teaches dermoscopy with the PCDS and independently.

Dr Hayes blogs about dermoscopy and skin cancer diagnosis at www.dermoscopy.wordpress.com, from which there are links to many other free online education resources

Date module published
02/02/2017
Module due for review
02/02/2019
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good introduction to dermoscopy.
Ricki Kimbell
23.04.2017.
Its a simple introduction and covers enough to encourage most people to dig deeper into the necessary skill set to carry this out.
It also gives helpful tips to start with and stresses the need for more learning.
Margaret Odufuye
17.04.2017.
very useful
Naomi Kemp
27.03.2017.
Inspiring
Amit Mandal
27.03.2017.
Good food for thought
Paul Shepherd
23.03.2017.