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194057 - Management of Skin Cancer in General Practice

  • : Online

This education activity is aimed at GP's and other health care providers to understand how to best manage skin cancers in General Practice and discuss the most appropriate treatment options for common skin malignancies and importantly understand when to refer to a skin specialist through sound best practice processes.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs are usually the first clinicians to assess and treat skin cancer in the Australian population. It is therefore imperative that GPs are skilled and confident to examine, diagnose and manage skin cancers.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify common skin malignancies through history and examination, including the use of dermatoscopy
  • Discuss treatment options for common skin malignancies, both medical (topical) and surgical
  • List the safe excision margins for common skin malignancies
  • Describe cases which warrant referral for specialist dermatological or plastic surgical assessment and management
  • Implement practice processes to increase recording of patients’ risk factors for skin cancers to align with best practice
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Rural health
    • Adult health
    • Dermatology
    Partnering organisations

    Country SA PHN

194057 - Management of Skin Cancer in General Practice
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2 hours
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