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163825 - QML Pathology Skin ALM 2019

  • : Online


This very popular education activity aims to upskill General Practitioners (GP's) who practice in the area of skin cancer and wish to enhance their expertise, knowledge and skills in an interactive format. The focus of the day will follow patient assessment, identification, diagnosis and treatment options for surgical melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions. Practitioners will be guided in the latest treatment options for NMSC, Melanoma, Dermoscopy and Flap repairs incorporating cases and quizzes. The practical session will provide interaction and involvement with experienced Specialists to provide instructional guidance and assistance in the areas of all suturing techniques flaps and other surgical options. 

Relevance to General Practice

With the highest incidence rates of skin cancer in the world, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 [1]. In Australia, General Practitioners (GP's) attend to over one million patient consultations per year for skin cancer and are the front line for the early detection, provision for minor procedures and referral to specialist care [2]. Non-melanoma skin cancers include squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and a third group of lesions comprising keratinocyte dysplasias. The latter include solar keratosis, Bowenoid keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma in-situ which are not invasive cancers but may require treatment. Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) are the most common cancers in Australia. At least 250,000 people require treatment for one of these tumours each year [3].

Learning outcomes
  • Identify benign melanocytic lesions, describe features of melanoma and distinguish non-melanocytic lesions
  • Recognise that Dermoscopy should not be taken in isolation and that clinical diagnosis should also include clinical history and examination
  • NMSC topical therapies: Doctors will be able list 7 non-surgical management options for the non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Detail and relate melanoma histology to the appropriate investigation, staging and surgical management (including when to refer for sentinel node biopsy).
  • Discuss the principles of skin flap surgery, and specify three (3) reasons to use a skin flap instead of a skin graft.
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    163825 - QML Pathology Skin ALM 2019
    6 hours
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