×
<- Back

158824 - Skin Medicine: Effective Diagnosis, Management and Practical Skills

  • : Online

This activity will provide GP’s with advanced skills for effective 
diagnosis, planning and intervention for skin cancers, including; 
- Visual examination 
- Training in the use of a dermatoscope 
- The coordination of an effective treatment plan for patients requiring 
intervention 

Course includes a comprehensive workbook, light refreshments and all course materials. 

To register your interest, please contact tdarch(at)redimed.com.au

Relevance to General Practice

Every year, in Australia, skin cancers account for around 80% of all 
newly diagnosed cancers, the majority of skin cancers are caused by 
exposure to the sun. GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per 
year for skin cancer, with the incidence of skin cancer being one of the 
highest in the world. In 2015, 2162 people died from skin cancer in 
Australia, 1520 from melanoma and 642 from non-melanoma skin 
cancers (1). 

General practitioners play a very important role in the recognition and 
treatment of skin cancer, and in the coordination of care for patients with 
General practitioners play a very important role in the recognition and 
treatment of skin cancer, and in the coordination of care for patients with 
skin cancers that are difficult to treat. Opportunistic screening for skin 
cancer should be a routine part of general practice. Young patients with 
sun damaged skin should be regularly reviewed.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise the importance of developing a systematic assessment for skin lesions to prevent misdiagnosis and ensure adequate intervention
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive visual skin screening
  • Differentiate between basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas
  • Describe current technologies available and their efficacy for monitoring and diagnosis of skin lesions
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive intervention for patients with a suspicious skin lesion
  • Delivery
    Title
    158824 - Skin Medicine: Effective Diagnosis, Management and Practical Skills
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    6 hours
    Start Date
    12-Oct-2019
    CPD
    6 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
    Contact Phone
    Log in into view this field.
    Location Map
    Google Map
    23 Views
    Similar Courses and Events
    HealthcareLink