Sunscreens and skin damage (AJP September 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Author: Nick Wilson

CPD Credits: 1.5


Designed to give an overview of the the different types and appropriate use of sunscreens. Also provides information on how to identify warning signs of skin damage, and when referral may be required.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. identify the mechanism and risks associated with solar skin damage;
  2. recognise the types of skin cancer and how they may present;
  3. identify the mechanism of action of sunscreens;
  4. apply knowledge to assist patients in selecting a sunscreen for babies or people with sensitive skin

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number:  CX19050   Accreditation expires: 01/09/2021
This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group One CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 0.75 hours of Group Two CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.