Red Rash Made Easy

Estimated Duration: 
2 hours

This course is designed to help primary health care workers diagnose rashes. Though we do give some treatment advice, this information is mainly designed to make diagnosis simpler and faster. Please note that this is an educational tool and not a clinical guideline and that to practice clinically you have to have clinical training and use clinical information and reasoning.

The red rash map provides a logical pathway to diagnose the common red rash. By asking a few simple questions, you can figure out most red rashes.

Also included available for download: The Management of Common Skin Conditions in General Practice includes the “Red Rash Made Easy” by Arroll & Oakley, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care University of Auckland.



Following the course you will find a short quiz designed to help consolidate your learning. When you complete the quiz please hit the 'submit' button to receive your certificate. This course provides 2 MOPs points or 2 hours of CPD. 


This content has been developed by Dr. Bruce Arroll, Dr. Tana Fishman and Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley. 

The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU),  an accredited continuing medical education/ continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health, one of the five Schools within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Course access

This course has a cost of $30NZD. If you would like to access this course, Please follow the link below to purchase via the University of Auckland's Eventbrite platform. Your purchase will provide you with an access code and further instructions.

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