Clinical Detective: Skin

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CPD51m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 June 2022
Expires 29 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course takes you through a case study you may see in real-life. It requires you, the Clinical Detective, to consider why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken. As you move through the case study, you’ll be able to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems and answer a series of questions to guide your learning.

  • The importance of holistic assessment
  • Differences between venous and arterial insufficiency
  • Assessment tools
  • Patient treatment and education

We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.


The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history.
  • Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient.
  • Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient.
  • Identify the presenting condition and apply critical thinking skills.
Target Audience

This Ausmed Course is designed for registered nurses and other healthcare professionals working in primary healthcare, community and acute settings.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

CPD51m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 June 2022
29 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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