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Clinical Detective: Skin

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives

Course Overview

This Course takes you through a case study you may see in real-life. It requires you, the Clinical Detective, to consider why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken.

As you move through the case study, you’ll be able to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the Course that will guide your learning.


  • The importance of holistic assessment;
  • Differences between venous and arterial insufficiency;
  • Assessment tools;
  • Patient treatment and education.


We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.


The purpose of this Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history.
  • Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient.
  • Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient.
  • Identify the presenting condition and apply critical thinking skills.

Target Audience

This Course is designed for registered nurses and other health professionals working in primary healthcare, community and acute settings.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Jan Riley

Jan Riley is a specialist dermatology nurse based in regional New South Wales, Australia. Her postgraduate studies include a Certificate in Dermatology Nursing (USA), Master of Nursing (NP) and Certificates in Dermoscopy and Skin Cancer Medicine. Driven by a passion for “all things skin”, Jan is a staunch and passionate mentor and advocate, who is always ready and willing to share knowledge and inspire nurses to understand skin’s impact on daily lives. Her active participation in a range of professional activities has greatly assisted to raise the profile of dermatology and skin disease in the community. Jan currently develops and presents skin education modules through a co-directed nurse education company (Dermatology Nurse Education Australia) for nurses across all areas of care delivery.

Clinical Detective: Skin
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community and Primary Health Care, Wound care, Health Assessments
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points
51 minutes of CPD
Price Details
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