194628 - Management of Skin Cancer in General Practice
A look into the diagnosis and management of complex skin cancers aligning with current reccomendations of the Skin Cancer Treatment Guide is aimed to identify gaps in knowledge and practices. This face to face clinical learning supports the GP's continuing professional development.Relevance to General Practice
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is still the most common cancer in Australia with two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. NMSC is more common in men, with almost double the incidence compared to women.
Australian GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer and as the risk of NMSC increases with age, and the ageing of the Australian population, NMSC will remain the most costly cancer and place an increasing burden on the Australian healthcare system and healthcare professionals.
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
GenesisCare Radiation Oncology Division