Spot Diagnosis examines the common skin complaints that general medical practitioners are frequently presented with. It is tailored specifically for medical students, and GPs, but should also be useful for nurses and pharmacists. The series provides evidence-based, up-to-date medical education & information aimed at upskilling medical practitioners in treating skin complaints, in order to improve the skin health of our communities.
The series is hosted by Associate Professor Alvin Chong, senior specialist Dermatologist, Director of Education at the Skin Health Institute in Melbourne and senior lecturer in dermatology at the University of Melbourne. A/Prof Chong discusses each issue with leading dermatologists who have sub-specialty expertise in those skin conditions being addressed.
Transcripts and other education resources for medical students & GPs are available on our website - see www.spotdiagnosis.org.au
DESPATCHES FROM AMERICA - COVID-19 and SKIN
A special edition episode where we examine the cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19. Please join us as Associate Professor Alvin Chong discusses these complex questions with two eminent dermatologists from the USA, Professor Kanade Shinkai (UCSF) and Dr Esther Freeman (Harvard).
In this episode, we discuss urticaria which is otherwise known as hives, it’s a common condition that affects about 25% of the population at some point in their lives.
Eczema Part 2
This is the second part of our examination of eczema. In this episode we discuss the treatment and management of eczema with Professor John Su who is dual boarded in both dermatology and pediatrics.
Eczema Part 1
Eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease. In these episodes we talk about epidemiology of eczema, what causes it, the clinical aspects and then treatment and management.
In this episode we examine acne, a common skin problem that affects almost everyone at some time during their life.
Acne is a skin condition that's got a number of causes, with a number of factors leading to it. It's extremely common especially in adolescents and young adults. Eight out of ten Australians will develop acne during their life with about 5% experiencing severe acne.
This episode explores the causes, how to recognise the different types of acne, and discusses the treatment options now available.
Associate Professor Alvin Chong & Dr Tom Kovi examine acne with Dr Belinda Welsh, a senior consultant dermatologist who has a sub-specialty interest in acne. Dr Welsh has over 20 years of experience as a practicing dermatologist with a special interest in acne, laser therapy and managing acne scar.
Melanoma is a big topic so we have split it over two parts. In this part, we will talk about the epidemiology and diagnosis of melanoma. In the second part we will be talking about the treatment and prevention of melanoma.
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I’m a 4th year pharmacy student and I found this podcast really useful for reviewing medical conditions I have learnt about. Please continue to have a recap at the end of each section! In summary, this podcast is informative, up-to-date and engaging. Great work!