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GEM - Curriculum statement 15.10 Skin Problems

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Curriculum Statement 15.10 Skin problems including trauma


Key issues in the diagnosis of skin problems will be eliciting of the appropriate signs and symptoms and subsequent investigation and/or referral of people presenting with:

Common and/or important conditions:


  • Ability to take specimens for mycology from skin, hair and nail
  • Basic interpretation of histology reports
  • Skin biopsy.


Emergency care:


  • This will involve the following risk factors:
    • Sun exposure
    • Fixed factors: family history and genetics
    • Occupation and care of the hands.


  • Describe how genetic factors influence the inheritance of common diseases such as psoriasis and atopic eczema

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