Head lice


  • Welcome
  • The life cycle of head lice
  • Head lice detection
  • Fast facts
  • Treatment options
  • Preventing reinfection
  • When to refer
  • Scenario
  • Assessment questions
  • Action & Evaluation


This Professional Assistant module is about head lice. It will refresh your knowledge of the symptoms, detection techniques and different treatments that can help customers keep their families lice free.

An itchy scalp is not a sure sign of head lice, it may be due to other conditions such as dandruff


After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Have an understanding of the life cycle of head lice 
  • Be able to advise on detecting a head lice infection
  • Know what treatment options are available.

About this module

This module is suitable for all members of the pharmacy team who wish to increase their knowledge of common conditions, treatment options and communication skills. 
This module has been endorsed with the NPA’s Training Seal as suitable for use by pharmacy teams as part of their ongoing learning.



Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

Originally Published by Training Matters


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