Date Time Venue Fees

Dermoscopy for Beginners
in association with the PCDS
Thursday 11 December 2014
Rowley Mile Conference Centre
Suffolk CB8 0TF
RCGP Member
Non Member
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This course is aimed at GPs and VTS registrars primarily
but would also be appropriate for specialist nurses involved in skin care. Indeed anyone involved in examining
and advising patients about their skin lesions would benefit.
It is our belief that every practice should possess a dermatoscope and have at least one doctor adequately
trained to safely use it.
The main role of dermoscopy in Primary Care is to help
identify benign lesions. The majority of seborrhoeic keratoses, angioma, dermatofibroma and blue naevi can be
readily identified with a dermatoscope. This can help reduce referrals / unnecessary skin surgery
As an introductory course it is suitable for those with little
or no previous knowledge as well as those for whom the
early stages require reinforcement and reassurance.
It might be helpful to have a look at the PCDS website for
some pre-course study
9.45am Registration and Coffee
10.00am Welcome and Introduction
10.05am Skin Lesions—Clinical diagnosis
& limitations of dermoscopy
10.45am Dermoscopy Equipment
11.05am Coffee
11.30am Dermoscopy—The essentials
- Overview of dermoscopic structures
(including vascular features)
- Dermoscopic features of common
Benign lesions, including SK, angioma,
12.10pm Dermoscopic features of benign
Melanocytic naevi
12.40pm Lunch
1.30pm Dermoscopic features of skin cancer
- Basal cell carcinoma - Melanoma
2.30pm Dermoscopy of special sites (face, palms &
soles) - an introduction
3.00pm Tea
3.15pm Interactive case discussion
3.40pm Top ten tips — a summary.
“Fantastic day! Learnt loads! Can’t wait to put this
knowledge to good use now.”
“I would recommend this course to my colleagues!”
‘Delightful course and speakers!’
Approved 5 CPD points
Certificate of attendance for all delegates.
Why choose RCGP?
The RCGP is the professional membership body for
General Practitioners in the UK and overseas. We are
committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and
GP training.
Nearer the date you will be emailed directions to the
There is plenty of FREE parking on site.
Lunch and refreshments included.
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