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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 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
Very simple and easy to follow.

I learnt some important features that we should be looking for when using dermascope.
Uma Narayanan
26.02.2017.
A good introduction to what needs to be a practical demonstration of the use of a dermoscope
Niall Dove
23.02.2017.
Not enough pictures but good references to further resources. It is very hard to know what the different dermatoscopical features look like from the description and pictures would be far more useful.
Renate Marsh
22.02.2017.
more pictures would have been beneficial
Catriona Wilson
17.02.2017.
really liked it, useful and informative
Christine Milford
15.02.2017.