Event Details

This one day course is suitable for GPs, Nurses and all healthcare professionals with an interest in dermoscopy.

Course Overview

  • Dermoscopy principles and practice
  • Get to know your dermatoscope – how to use it and take images
  • Interpreting dermoscopic structures – what do you see?
  • Normal skin lesion recognition
  • Common normal skin lesions – seborrheic keratosis, vascular lesions, dermatofibromas,
    sebaceous lesions
  • Solar lentigo and naevi (moles)
  • Practical skin examination session
  • Recognising lesions of concern
  • Pre-malignant lesions: Actinic keratosis, Bowen’s disease and keratoacanthoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Top tips to avoid missing melanoma – Clues and chaos algorithm

Dermatocopes will be provided for the training, however Students are encouraged to bring their own dermatoscope (if available).

The training will be delivered by Julie Van Onselen.

Julie is a Dermatology Lecturer Practitioner; her background is 28 years as a dermatology clinical nurse specialist, in both primary and secondary care. She is a dermatology lecturer at the University of Stirling, currently coordinating the new masters module in the Advanced Practice master’s degree– Advancing Dermatology over the Lifespan. Julie works around the UK, delivering dermatology educational projects and collaborating on dermatology research projects, currently the Eczema Mindlines project (Birmingham City University). Julie is an adviser to several patient support groups, including Allergy UK, PAPAA, ISG, she has a regular weekly session on the National Eczema Society complex helpline. Julie is a health care writer and publishes widely in professional and health care journals; she is past editor of Dermatological Nursing. She is also special adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin and steering committee member of the Psoriasis Setting Priorities Partnership project, running from 2017-2020, and RCGP Spotlight toolkit on skin. She works clinically once a week and her current clinical post is with Check4Cancer, Skin Health UK, running skin cancer detection and awareness clinics; in the past she ran nurse-led clinics in eczema, psoriasis and acne care. Julie is passionate about improving care and support for people with skin conditions through developing educational initiatives for both healthcare professionals and patients.



Travelling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park can be found on Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for the whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.