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166252 - Skin Masterclass for General Practitioners

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The aim of this activity is to provide GPs with updated information on surgical and non-surgical management of skin cancer, and provide ability to learn improved suturing techniques.

Relevance to General Practice

In Australia, the number of skin cancers treated each year exceeds the total number of other cancers treated. Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common type and include basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Precancerous lesions (solar keratoses) are also extremely common. Other rarer forms of skin cancer such as melanoma and atypical fibroxanthoma are usually surgically removed. Surgical excision is still the most commonly used and most effective treatment for skin cancers. For the treating practitioner, it provides histopathological confirmation of the diagnosis and evidence of margin control. However, because of the relatively benign nature of non-melanoma skin cancers, other non-surgical treatment options have been developed over the last few decades. Skin cancers have traditionally been treated with surgical excision. This is the most effective treatment option, but over the last few decades non-surgical treatments have become available.

Learning outcomes
  • Appreciate the need for a patient-centred approach to care that ensures the patients are adequately supported to maintain patient safety while offering the opti
  • Identify the key information to understanding the pathology report
  • Understand the clinical indications for sentinel node biopsy and melanoma
  • Review the eligibility criteria for adjuvant therapy for melanoma
  • Learn suturing techniques for skin closure after excision
  • Delivery
    Title
    166252 - Skin Masterclass for General Practitioners
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    7 hours
    Start Date
    31-Aug-2019
    CPD
    7 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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