Dermatology Made Easy

dermatology made easy new releaseOur new book about common skin conditions

Dermatology Made Easy is based on the most popular topics from DermNet NZ's vast array of material.  The book combines the essential focus of the ‘Made Easy’ book series with the authority and knowledge base of DermNet NZ's unparalleled resources.  

The result is a book that helps the reader diagnose, test and treat conditions quickly and accurately. It is a concise overview of the common dermatological conditions most likely to present in general medicine.

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What doctors are saying

"Dermatology Made Easy by Dr. Amanda Oakley takes a novel approach to a persisting problem: how to teach dermatology efficiently to the beginner. Oakley leverages her unprecedented photo library to create a unique learner experience where words on a page are buttressed by hundreds of clinical images.  Each section yields a different approach to her mission. First, she introduces the basics. She then takes an approach of grouping diseases by differential diagnoses first by symptom, then by morphology, then by body site. Subsequent chapters revisit these conditions surprisingly thoroughly while maintaining brevity. The book is easy to read and easy to reference. It fulfills the need for a photo-intensive introductory text that leaves the reader with relevant pearls for diagnosing and treating skin disease. The book is broadly applicable and especially useful for dermatology medical students, residents from all specialties, and primary health care providers."

Professor Jacob Levitt M.D., F.A.A.D. 
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: Differential diagnosis
  • Chapter 2: Infections
  • Chapter 3: Inflammatory rashes
  • Chapter 4: Non-inflammatory conditions
  • Chapter 5: Skin lesions
  • Chapter 6: Investigations and treatments

About the author 

Dr Amanda Oakley is founder and chief editor of DermNet New Zealand. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor for the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland. She lives in Hamilton, New Zealand, where she is a Dermatologist for Waikato District Health Board and in private practice at the Tristram Clinic. She diagnoses for MoleMap New Zealand, writes a monthly column for the general practice magazine, New Zealand Doctor, and is frequently called upon to speak at conferences and deliver workshops on dermatological matters. Professor Oakley is actively engaged in clinical research with many publications in peer-reviewed medical journals in print and online. Her main areas of professional interest are vulval diseases, dermatoscopy and the early diagnosis of melanoma, teledermatology, and education of consumers and health professionals.

Dr Oakley has been President of Waikato Postgraduate Medicine, the New Zealand Dermatological Association and the Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society. She is a Trustee of the Waikato Medical Research Foundation and of DermNet New Zealand and is actively involved with several other medical organisations.

Professor Oakley has received many awards for her efforts, including Honorary Memberships of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Dermatological Association, the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and MelNet New Zealand. She received TechSoup's Lifetime Service Award in 2017.

Her greatest joy is the success of DermNet New Zealand (, from which this book, Dermatology Made Easy, is derived. 

Bibliographical information 

  • ISBN: 9781907904820
  • Audience: Professional
  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Number Of Pages: 438
  • Published: 10th May 2017
  • Country of Publication: GB
  • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 178
  • Weight (kg): 1.1
  • Edition Number: 1


Recommended retail prices: AUD$68.00/ NZD$67.00 / UK £29.99 / USD$39.99  

Price subject to change; please check pricing with your preferred bookseller.

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