Dermatology - elearning for healthcare
Menu Access our elearning programmes on the elfh Hub Hub Register / Log in >
This programme is in partnership with...
  • British Association of Dermatologists healthy skin for all

About the Dermatology programme

e-dermatology is an online learning resource which focuses on the diagnosis and management of common dermatological disorders. Initially designed for trainees, it is now also available, free of charge, to all clinicians working in the NHS and all members of the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) in the UK.

It has been developed by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare.

Learning is based on the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board curriculum for specialist training in dermatology. Interactive and engaging learning sessions covering all areas of the approved curriculum are provided.


Project news

We can now proudly announce that e-dermatology is a completed project and fully available to use. We have recently uploaded the final batch of sessions and the project now boasts a total of 161 sessions. New sessions span across all of the 28 modules and cover topics such as ‘Management of Melanoma’, ‘Acne’, ‘Leprosy’ and ‘BCC’.

Be sure to check out the new sessions in the Sample sessions section below for tasters of what’s inside.

We, at e-dermatology, would like to thank everyone that has been involved in the production of the project, and creating the wonderful resource that it is today. Select the button below to take a look at the list of all sessions in e-dermatology.

Live sessions >

For any questions, related to e-dermatology, please contact our support team.

More information

e-dermatology is intended to complement existing teaching initiatives, rather than replace them, and is available free of charge to trainees in dermatology higher specialist training.

The elearning sessions are around 20 minutes in length, to fit in with busy work-study lives.

The materials for e-dermatology have been designed to be used on any internet enabled device either at home, in the workplace or on the move.

Some of the exciting features of these elearning materials include the use of high resolution images, videos clips and animated interactions, to enrich the learning experience and increase visual accessibility.

Sample sessions

e-dermatology offers clinical scenario and knowledge based sessions.

Clinical scenarios allow the learner to follow cases from initial presentation to diagnosis and management.

Knowledge based sessions offer high quality curriculum-based content featuring graphics, animations, video and interactive questions.

Learners can work through any sessions relevant to their specific training needs, in any order they choose.


  • Using Genetic Family Histories in Dermatological Practice

    This session enables the user to develop their skills in taking and interpreting a genetic family history, and considers the relevance of diagnostic genetic testing and family management within this specialised area.

  • Delusions of Parasitosis

    This session describes a patient with a delusional disorder. It illustrates the steps required to establish the diagnosis and describes the institution of an appropriate management plan.

  • Mediators and Mechanisms of Itch

    This session explores the pathogenesis of pruritus and aims to provide knowledge on the mediators and mechanisms of itch.

  • Histopathological techniques

    This session introduces the learner to the different histopathological techniques which may be used for skin biopsies.

  • Glossary of Genetic Terms

    This session provides a glossary of terms associated with DNA and human genetics.

Executive group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    National Director, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Karen Harman

    Karen Harman

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Stuart Cohen

    Stuart Cohen

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Marilyn Benham

    Marilyn Benham

    Chief Executive Officer, British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
  • Ruth Murphy

    Ruth Murphy

    Project Champion, British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)

Project group

  • Karen Harman

    Karen Harman

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Stuart Cohen

    Stuart Cohen

    Joint Clinical Project Lead
  • Charlotte Howell

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Dermatology programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

Register >

To view the Dermatology programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

View >

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Dermatology 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.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Dermatology 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.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Dermatology programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.
You can check whether or not you qualify for free access by clicking on the ‘Register’ button above.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Dermatology programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

elfh is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies