Current and Future Management of Atopic Dermatitis - elearning for healthcare
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About the Current and Future Management of Atopic Dermatitis programme

The Current and Future Management of Atopic Dermatitis module is for all healthcare professionals who manage patients with atopic dermatitis in primary and secondary care. This elearning will provide an overview of atopic dermatitis and an update on the current and future treatment options for this skin condition. The module will help learners to understand the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis by walking them through the proposed immunological pathways and the interaction between the immune system, environmental factors and genetic predisposition.  

The module consists of the following chapters:  

  1. Pathophysiology of AD at a molecular/immunological level using animation  
  2. Epidemiology, risk factors, including genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors  
  3. Clinical manifestations of AD – including variation in clinical presentation depending on body location and skin colour  
  4. Psychological burden of living with AD – interviews with 2 patients regarding their experiences 
  5. Current treatments for AD – including mechanisms of action. The risks and benefits of treatments   
  6. Future therapeutic treatments and their mechanism of action including Janus Kinase inhibitors, Interleukin-4/ Interleukin-13 Inhibitors 

Learners will understand the varying clinical manifestations of atopic dermatitis on different body sites and skin colour. In addition, the module will encourage learners to explore the psychosocial impact of atopic dermatitis by hearing first-hand accounts from a patient. 

This module will review the current stepwise management of atopic dermatitis and highlight the recent advancements in some of the novel treatments for severe atopic dermatitis. The mechanism of action of some of these promising future therapies will be described and the learner will be able to link this back to the proposed pathways in pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis.  

Financial support was provided as a medical education grant from Pfizer Ltd 

Meet the team

  • Sarah Gray

    Sarah Gray

    Programme Manager, NHSE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Steven Thompson

    Steven Thompson

    Senior Project Manager, NHSE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Wendy Lowe

    Wendy Lowe

    Lead Learning Designer, NHSE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Sonali Gupta

    Sonali Gupta

    Learning Designer, NHSE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, NHSE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Scott Tyrrell

    Animator, NHSE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Louise Garrahan

    Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, NHSE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Lauren Bignell

    GP Academic Clinical Fellow, Queen Mary's University, London

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials.

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NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Current and Future Management of Atopic Dermatitis programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are an HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Current and Future Management of Atopic Dermatitis programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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