Introduction to skin cancer medicine

Learn the basic principles of skin cancer medicine, including how to carry out comprehensive skin cancer checks and identify suspicious skin lesions.

Introduction to skin cancer medicine: a course for GP registrars

Skin cancer is one of the most common dermatological conditions seen in Australian general practice — through the primary health care system, GPs play a vital role in managing skin cancer in Australia.

This CDC/PDP accredited course, based on HealthCert skin cancer certificate courses and quality-assured by Bond University, is designed for GP registrars who wish to learn the basic principles of skin cancer medicine, including how to carry out comprehensive skin cancer checks and identify suspicious skin lesions.

Event details — limited places available

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  • Date: Friday, 30 November 2018
  • Time: 5.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Location: Sydney International Convention Centre (Also available via online live stream)
  • Inclusions: Digital workbook, refreshments, a digital certificate to acknowledge attendance
  • Accreditation:
    RACGP 2 x 10 Cat 2 CPD points
    ACRRM 5 Core PDP points
  • Fees: Face-to-face: $45 | Live stream: $25 (Fees go to GPRA to cover administration costs.)

Topics covered

  • Epidemiology
    Learn how to outline the foundations of epidemiology and evaluate the importance of skin history for accurate diagnoses.
  • Skin history and skin examination
    Learn how to provide a systematic, best practice full-body skin cancer examination for patients in the primary care setting.
  • Benign and suspicious skin lesions
    Learn how to identify and manage benign and suspicious skin lesions and categorise skin cancers and related conditions.
  • How to use a dermatoscope
    Learn how to use dermoscopy in assessing suspicious skin lesions and minimise the risk of missing an obvious melanoma.
  • Three Point Checklist diagnostic algorithm
    Learn how to use the Three-Point Checklist to assess lesions, including training images and case discussions.
  • Digital imaging
    Learn how to use digital imaging for skin cancer medicine scenarios in a busy general practice.

Course presented by

Doctor Scott Arnold, Senior Lecturer (Skin Cancer), The University of Queensland
Dr Scott Arnold has 15 years' general practice experience and has devoted his time to skin cancer medicine since 2008, completing his Masters of Medicine in Skin Cancer at The University of Queensland in 2018. Dr Arnold is a senior lecturer at The University of Queensland in the field of skin cancer, is on the Standards Committee of the Australasian Skin Cancer College, and is a tutor for the Diploma of Dermatoscopy in Albury (NSW). His experience also includes working as a registrar supervisor and examiner for the RACGP.

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About skin cancer in Australia

Skin cancer is one of the most common dermatological conditions seen in Australian general practice. General practitioners diagnose and treat 55-65 per cent of all skin cancers and play a vital role in managing the skin cancer epidemic in Australia. To provide effective care to patients with skin cancer concerns and minimise referrals to hard-to-access specialists, all doctors are encouraged to acquire essential knowledge in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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