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147887 - Expert Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

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This Expert Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine is Module 1 of the two modules that combine for the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine. Module 2 is the Clinical Audit of Skin Cancer Medicine. The aim of this course is to provide GPs with advanced level skills of diagnosis and management of skin cancer medicine.

Relevance to General Practice

Every year, in Australia skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers. Between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. GPs have over 1 million patient consults per year for skin cancer. The incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the Canadian rates, the US and the UK.Every year doctors remove around 720,000 lesions from the skins of Australians because they are suspected skin cancers.http://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer.html Despite these statistics, dermatology training in Aust medical schools is poor by international standards and extremely variable.3 Some medical graduates will have received no training in skin examination and skin cancer diagnosis. International medical graduates typically receive more dermatology training but may never have seen a skin cancer before coming to work in Australia. http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/AFP/2012/July/201207sin

Learning outcomes
  • Determine a system based approach for cryosurgery and electrosurgery treatments to ensure patient safety.
  • Classify key features and elements of field treatment including Diclofenac, Ingenol mebutate, 5-FU, Imiquimod and PDT and determine best treatment options.
  • Compare key facts regarding merkel cell carcinoma and rare/aggressive skin cancers and their treatments.
  • Summarise the uses, benefits and procedures of skin imaging techniques for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • Perform specialised technical and creative problem-solving skills in skin cancer medicine.
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    147887 - Expert Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine
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    37.5 hours
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    37.5 hours
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