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95876 - AFP Clinical Challenge May 2017: Skin

  • : Online

To provide guidance for the general practitioner in the management of conditions affecting the skin.

Relevance to General Practice

In Australia, dermatological conditions are commonly encountered in general practice, accounting for about 15% of all patient presentations.1 These include neoplastic as well as non-neoplastic inflammatory conditions, such as rosacea and scabies. General practitioners (GPs), therefore, have a key role in the diagnoses, management and treatment of skin conditions. Often, GPs will be required to take skin biopsies for pathology testing, or perform procedures such as excision or cryosurgery for treatment. However, GPs receive little training in dermatology, particularly in and studies have shown that their ability to manage dermatological conditions is suboptimal.2 Ongoing education in this area is essential to ensure that GPs have the skills and confidence in providing optimal management of dermatological conditions. 
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Learning outcomes
  • Describe the clinical diagnosis and treatment approaches for scabies in Australia
  • Discuss the indications, perioperative considerations and technique of cryosurgery
  • Summarise evidence-based clinical updates for the effective assessment and treatment of rosacea
  • Explain the general principles related to the biopsy of neoplastic and non-neoplastic skin conditions
  • Discuss practical approaches to the management of common neoplastic and non-neoplastic skin conditions
  • Delivery
    Title
    95876 - AFP Clinical Challenge May 2017: Skin
    Location
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    01-May-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    2 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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