About this course
Alopecia is a condition characterized by hair loss from the scalp or any part of the body. It has a multitude of causes and is one of the most prevalent dermatological disorders worldwide. It significantly affects patients’ quality of life and presents a challenge for the managing physician. This e-learning module summarizes the most common types of alopecia, discusses their diagnosis and management, and reviews clinical findings that would warrant a dermatologist referral.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Understand the definition of alopecia
- Identify and understand the different types of alopecia
- Understand the pathophysiology of the different types of alopecia
- Determine the appropriate management for patients presenting with alopecia
- Alopecia: definition, causes
- Different types of alopecia: cicatricial & non-cicatricial
- Evaluation & diagnostics
- When to refer to a dermatologist
Keywords: Alopecia, male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss
1 CME Point Available
- This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
- This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
- This module is accredited for 0.5 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine and Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.
- Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
- A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.