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Learning module: Acne and rosacea

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with acne and/or rosacea.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the morphology of acne and rosacea

  • List common triggers for intermittent flushing in rosacea

  • Explain the basic principles of treatment for acne and rosacea

  • Recommend an initial treatment plan for a patient who presents with comedonal and/or inflammatory acne

  • Practice providing patient education¬†about topical and systemic acne treatment

  • Determine when to refer a patient with acne or rosacea to a dermatologist

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