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Skin cancer prevention & vitamin D
- : Sydney NSW 2000
This activity will guide GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, including prevention, diagnosis and management. Vitamin D awareness will also be addressed.
By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the incidence of skin cancer in Australia.
- Describe the link between ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure and the development of skin cancer.
- Understand the importance of a balanced approached to UV which reduces the risk of skin cancer, while ensuring some sun for vitamin D.
- Identify patients at risk of vitamin D deficiency.
- Ensure patient safety by recalling the methods of examination to detect skin cancer.