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The prevention and early detection of skin cancer in general practice ALM

  • : Chatswood NSW 2067

The prevention and early detection of skin cancer in general practice ALM

This ALM will guide GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, skin cancer prevention, balanced approach to UV and vitamin D awareness and the diagnosis and management of melanoma and the most common non-melanoma skin cancers.

By completing this learning activity, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the UV index and the SunSmart UV alert while also understanding sun exposure and sun protection recommendations for maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels.
  • Describe the clinical diagnosis and management of the most common skin cancers in Australia.
  • Relate the epidemiology and anatomical distribution of the most common skin cancers in Australia.
  • Identify clinical and histopathological features of lesions indicating the need for specialist referral.
  • Select biopsy techniques for suspicious lesions and know the appropriate excision margins for melanoma according to Breslow thickness.
  • Improve patient safety appreciating the importance of a systematic approach to the full skin examination and educating patients regarding skin cancer prevention

This education is also available as three separate 2 hour activities.


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Title
The prevention and early detection of skin cancer in general practice ALM
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Type
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Provider Type
RTO
Duration
6 hours
CPD
Earn up to 40 CPD points!
Fees
Nil
Location
Chatswood NSW 2067
Contact Phone
02 9422 2596
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