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, 22 February 2019
  • Time: 5pm - 9.00pm
  • Location: Melbourne Convention & Entertainment 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: $35
    (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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Engagement, Macquarie University, Sydney
Professor David Wilkinson is a registered general practitioner and public health medicine specialist. He is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Macquarie University. Since 2004, David’s clinical work has focused on skin cancer medicine in primary care. He has published research papers on the topic, designed and led the development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop and present a suite of skin cancer short courses delivered by HealthCert.


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