SKINPACT Award-winning Rash Decisions changing the face of Dermatology education in Australia
The SKINPACT Award-winning mobile technology innovation, Rash Decisions, is set to change the face of dermatology education in Australia after receiving the Expert Panel Award in the Excellence in Education category in 2017.
Despite the fact that dermatological issues represent up to 20% of primary care presentations in Australia, Dermatology is under represented in current medical curricula, with most students receiving an average of just three lectures during their undergraduate course.
The convenient and engaging mobile application aims to fill the gap in current curricula, leading to increased junior doctor knowledge and confidence in diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately a great improvement in patient care and outcomes.
The visual nature of Dermatology lends itself well to digital media facilitated educational methods, which offer customized, self-paced and easily accessible up-to-date courses, and have proven to be popular and highly accepted among current university students.
Discover the project team members video interview and how the 2017 Excellence in Education Award is helping to advance the Rash Decisions App.
Watch the SKINPACT Awards ceremony video to experience the excitement as Drs DICKISON, FISCHER and SMITH received the Award on the Gold Coast, Australia, in May 2018.
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