MIMS Education

Understanding Hair Loss: An Overview on Alopecia

Understanding Hair Loss: An Overview on Alopecia

Dermatology And VenereologyGeneral Practice
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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.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants will 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

Topics covered

  • Alopecia: definition, causes
  • Different types of alopecia: cicatricial & non-cicatricial
  • Evaluation & diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
  • When to refer to a dermatologist

Keywords: Alopecia, male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss

1 CPD Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.