This course enables clinicians to develop and consolidate skills in recognition and management of a variety of benign and malignant skin lesions. Assessment allows critical analysis of diagnostic skills and practice and critically examines patient and practice issues associated with recognition and management of skin lesions. The course is taught by experienced clinicians together with a variety of external subject specialists. Proficiency is developed during a period of supervised clinical practice and competency is assessed using a structured OSCE and development of a practice portfolio. This course meets the Dermatology National Guidance (DH 2007) accreditation criteria.
Content: The course focuses on acquisition of minor surgery practical skills and the context of service delivery.
- Patient assessment & treatment options
- Skin preparation, local anaesthesia, haemostasis
- Surgical anatomical hazards
- Surgical procedures: curettage, shave / ellipse excision, punch biopsy
- Histology: specimens, diagnosis
- Wound closure and aftercare
- Medico-legal and other professional issues.
Who Should Attend?: The course is suitable for Practitioners with a Special interest in dermatology (PwSI) who want to develop & consolidate skills in recognition and diagnosis of skin lesions. This course will be of interest to GPs, GP registrars, GPwSIs, experienced dermatology and skin cancer nurse specialists, community and cancer clinicians.
Dates: Oct 7th, 8th, Dec 9th & 10th 2010 and January 28th 2011
Application: To apply please contact Madeleine Flanagan, Email: [email protected], Telephone: 01707 286400
Fees: Home fee status £800, Overseas fee status £1500