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194628 - Management of Skin Cancer in General Practice

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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.

Learning outcomes
  • Differentiate the surgical treatment options for patients with complex skin cancers
  • Implement current evidence based best practice from the Skin Cancer Treatment Guide NMSC
  • Interprete the role of sentinel node biopsy and lymphadenectomy in the management of melanoma
  • Summarise how radiation therapy is used as a treatment option for wide field skin cancerisation
  • Apply a multi-disciplinary approach of referral pathways for patient care and treatment for skin cancer
  • 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
    • Adult health
    • Children and young people health
    • Dermatology
    Partnering organisations

    GenesisCare Radiation Oncology Division

    194628 - Management of Skin Cancer in General Practice
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    2 hours
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    4 cpd
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