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Podiatry colleagues in the United Kingdom, would you like to learn dermoscopy?

Learn it live online! 


Dermoscopy is a technique that allows closer visual inspection of the skin which has been used in the assessment and recognition of skin lesions, both benign and malignant. The basic technique can be learned within a few hours and integrated into daily podiatric practice.


For the past two years, I have been training podiatrists in dermoscopy by offering a face-to-face lecture programme. However, during these unusual times, with little prospect of travelling or gathering, I am offering a unique opportunity for colleagues to learn dermoscopy live with myself via a web platform.

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Introduction to Dermoscopy - a live, online course for Podiatrists



How does it work?


The short programme is an introduction to dermoscopy and consists of two, 2-hour sessions running through the basics with myself live online. To ensure a maximal learning experience I am planning to deliver this to no more than five colleagues at a time via Zoom. These are run by myself in the evenings (UK time) which means just a commitment of two consecutive evenings for two hours each time. Electronic copies of the materials will be made available to you along with other recorded material and useful links.

Because there are only usually five students on the course, it means you have full engagement and can ask questions and clarify any issues.



Topics Covered:


Basic Dermatoscopic Technique                                     1 hour (live)

Assessment of Plantar Lesions                                        1 hour (live)

Assessment of Lesions on the Foot and Leg                 1 hour (live)

Nail Assessment with Dermoscopy                                 1 hour (live)

Please note: You do not need to own a dermatoscope to undertake the course. Types of dermatoscope and their advantages are covered as part of the programme. Types of dermatoscopes and accessories will be covered in the sessions along with where they can be purchased

Dates currently booking:

Selected Mondays & Tuesdays in 2023

Sessions run from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm


The cost of the programme is £250.00

How do I find out more or book?

Because of the nature of the programme and the small numbers involved, places are very limited. If you are interested, please message me via the contact page and I will get back to you.


What colleagues have said about the programme:


“A few months before having this online class with Ivan, I'd watched a few hours of videos on YouTube. They didn't quite give me the confidence to start using dermoscopy in my clinic. Turns out they put me on the wrong track with terminology too. Ivan's class was brilliant in that it was live with only a few of us on the call and completely interactive so we were able to ask questions as we went along.  I didn’t even have to take time off work. I can't recommend it highly enough. This is your best introduction to dermoscopy!”


– Rebecca, Podiatrist.

"This programme is a must. The skills and information I absorbed in these two sessions was invaluable. With the increasing prevalence of malignant melanomas, clinically it is essential that we as Podiatrists are leading the way in identifying these on the lower limb, foot and nail area. The convenience of doing this at home and having access to the material is fantastic. Also being a live session you can ask questions, which is brilliant and helps reinforce the important aspects.  Thank you so much, Ivan, for doing this. This has certainly started a new area of interest in dermoscopy for me."

- Jo, Podiatrist

If you are looking for CPD that will truly benefit your patients, and not just a tick box exercise, then this is it! This course is designed for small groups so it is very  interactive, it’s like having your tutor looking over your shoulder.  A bit scary at the time, but you WILL come away with a productive and useful skillset, and the confidence to use it in your practice.

- Sirene, Podiatrist

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