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Acne Course for Paediatrics professionals

Speciality Classification
Paediatrics General
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session is intended to give the reader a brief overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features and management of this common problem that frequently presents in adolescence.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recall the main features of the pathophysiology of acne vulgaris
  • Identify appropriate treatments for acne vulgaris
  • Know when to refer patients with acne vulgaris to a specialist


Acne is a common chronic disease that affects almost all adolescents in varying degrees and is moderate to severe in 10-20%. It is not a disease limited to adolescence and often persists into adulthood.

Acne has a significant negative psychological impact which may be improved with effective treatment. It accounts for over 3.5 million visits to general practitioners per year in the UK.

Instructors / Speakers
Kathy Phipps BM DRCOG MRCGP (Late),
GP Principal and Trainer

Kathy was a GP in Barnsley with interests in both adolescent health and medical education. She was a GP trainer and Assistant Medical Director for CPD for Barnsley PCT. Her interest in adolescent health was sparked by being invited to join the PCT’s teenage pregnancy group, and she was subsequently project lead for BITE (Barnsley Interactive Teenage Education), an interactive package aimed at giving choices to young people with regard to contraception and sexual health.

She was an active member of the RCGP Adolescent Task Group from 2002. Kathy passed away tragically in March 2008 and is survived by three teenage children.

Chris Mason,
Project Lead (RCPCH)

Chris (MSc HPPF (LSE), MA Education) has been involved in the development of medical education programmes for a large number of years both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His special interests include the psychosocial aspects of adolescent well-being and child protection.

Acne Course for Paediatrics professionals
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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