Online Understanding Acne: Physiology and Analysis


This six-unit specialist program provides the learner with a detailed knowledge of acne physiology, comprehensive diagnostic skills of the condition, and knowledge of treatment options that will allow the clinician to develop and guide patients in successful acne treatments.
Acne is a chronic skin condition presented almost daily in skin treatment and medical aesthetic clinics and poses treatment challenges because of specific clinical presentation and patient needs.
The outcomes of this course are the understanding of the process of acne formation and interpretation of the clinical examination that will help guide and build both diagnostic skills and provide improved interventions and treatment outcomes.

Topics of the units of learning include:
• A review of the epidermal structure as it relates to acne
• Understanding Incomplete corneocyte compaction and its role in the acne condition
• Non-inflammatory Acne grades 1 & 2 and inflammatory acne grade 3
• The Endocrine System and its role in the acne condition
• Hormonal Mediated Acne
• The recognition of all visible and diagnostic clues and cues related to the acne condition

Typical completion/engagement time: 5 hours 40 minutes. Awarded 6 CPD points.


All of these courses consist of a series of lessons, each consisting of reading materials followed by a video presentation and then on to an assessment covering the lesson content.  These assessments feature multiple choice answers, and you need to score a passing grade in order to progress to the next lesson. In courses with shorter lessons, we refer to these assessments as quizzes. To assist you with your assessments/quizzes, some of our courses have a feature we call Quiz Assist® which is a response tool that provides instant feedback when you answer an assessment question incorrectly. Its key benefit is that it shows you where to look for the information in your course notes or presentation to help you answer the question correctly. If your course features Quiz Assist® it will be marked as such. All of our courses are awarded CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points and allow you to download a certificate of completion. Some of our compliance related courses offer other independent certifications from external providers.

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