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3 21 Useful learning resources

Books and publications

A key resource is:

  • Gawkrodger DJ. Dermatology: an illustrated colour text (4th edn) London: Churchill Livingstone, 2008

Other useful texts and resources include:

  • Ashton R and Leppard B. Differential Diagnoses in Dermatology Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press, 2004
  • Bowling J. Diagnostic Dermsocopy:  the illustrated guide Oxford: Wiley–Blackwell, 2011
  • British Medical Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. The British National Formulary London: BMJ Books, updated annually
  • British Medical Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group BNF for Children London: BMA, 2005
  • Burge S, Colver G, Lester R. Simple Skin Surgery Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1996
  • Buxton P (ed). ABC of Dermatology (with CD-ROM) London: BMJ Publications, 2003
  • Dawber R, Colver G, Jackson A. Cutaneous Cryosurgery: principles and clinical practice London: Martin Dunitz, 1992
  • Du Vivier A. Atlas of Dermatology London: Churchill Livingstone, 2002
  • Gawkrodger DJ. Rapid Reference Dermatology London: Mosby, 2004
  • Hettiaratchy S, Papini R, Dziewulski P. ABC of Burns London: BMJ Books, 2004
  • Hunter J, Savin J, Dahl M. Clinical Dermatology Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2002
  • Jones R, Britten N, Culpepper L, et al (eds). Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Lawrence C and Cox N. Physical Signs in Dermatology London: Mosby, 1998
  • Levine GM, Calnan CD, White GM. Colour Atlas of Dermatology London: Mosby, 2003
  • MacKie R. Clinical Dermatology: an Oxford core text Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Warrell D, Cox TM, Firth JD, Benz EJ (eds). Oxford Textbook of Medicine (4th edn) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004

Web resources

British Association of Dermatologists
More designed for secondary care, but this is an excellent resource for patient information leaflets (for example, on phototherapy or isotretinoin).

Cardiff University Dermatology Department
Good patient information resource. Also gives details of the Diploma in Practical Dermatology (DPD).

Changing Faces
Patients who may benefit from ‘skin camouflage’ for scarring or disfiguring skin conditions can be referred to this service. Trained volunteers teach patients to cover and lessen disfigurements using specialist creams and powders.

Derm Report
This site provides detailed reviews of the latest beauty products.

Includes a photo library with a search function.

DermNet NZ
Good search engine. Excellent library of pictures and descriptions of diseases (including the uncommon), which can also be used for creating patient information leaflets.

This is an excellent picture library with news on clinical and research updates available for all. Other parts of the website can only be accessed by DermQuest members.

Gives UK guidelines for dermatology in primary care.

e-Learning for Healthcare
The e-LfH e-dermatology resource provides an excellent series of over 100 tutorials. You will need your GMC number and an NHS email address in order to be allowed access.

Medscape has easy-to-navigate, short dermatology articles.

National Psoriasis Foundation
This site includes photos and short descriptions on psoriasis.

National Rosacea Association
Includes patient education materials and information for physicians.

Primary Care Dermatology Society
This is the best web-based resource out there. It gives really good practical advice on managing the common skin problems seen in primary care (see clinical guidance section) and has excellent pictures.

Royal College of General Practitioners
RCGP resources include minor surgery information.


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