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156241 - Dermoscopy for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
4.5 hours

A half-day workshop to upskill general practitioners in dermoscopy and the use of dermatoscopes, developed by specialist dermatologist educators at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc in Melbourne. 

For more information - and to register - go to www.skincancer.asn.au/dermoscopy

Relevance to General Practice

Dermatology accounts for nearly 16% of patient encounters in general practice. [1] 
Dermatology teaching is known to be variable and often inadequate in many Australian medical schools. [2] 
GPs have a significant role to play in participating in public health measures aimed at reducing the significant health burden of some dermatological conditions. [3] 

[1] The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Curriculum for Australian General Practice 2016: DE16 - Dermatology contextual unit. East Melbourne, VIC: RACGP. Date unknown. Available at https://clicktime.symantec.com/35y2592tcdXQ8PnhepiVRCL7Vc?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.racgp.org. au%2FEducation%2FCurriculum%2FDermatology-contextual [accessed 1 June 2017] 
[2] Gupta A, Chong AH, Scarff CE, Huilgol SC. Dermatology teaching in Australian Medical Schools. Australas J Dermatol. 2016 May 4. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12486. [Epub ahead of print] 
[3] The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Op cit (1).

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the principles of dermoscopy
  • Using a dermatoscope to diagnose common skin lesions: seborrhoeic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, In-situ SCC, vascular lesions, dermatofibromas.
  • Using a dermatoscope to diagnose benign melanocytic naevi and to diagnose suspicious pigmented lesions (melanoma, in-situ melanoma)
  • Understanding the limitations of dermoscopy (Patient safety)
  • Knowing appropriate biopsy techniques and when to refer for specialist opinion (Patient safety)
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    156241 - Dermoscopy for GPs
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    4.5 hours
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