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July

Theoretical advantages of sentinel node biopsies for melanoma patients

Professor Anthony Dixon, Honorary Professor at the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and Director of Education: Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology, discusses the results from a large random prospective randomized control trial used to determine whether or not there are theoretical advantages of sentinel node biopsies for melanoma patients, what was involved in the trial, and what the results mean for practitioners.

Duration: 8 minutes 32 seconds
File size: 8MB

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Common genetic issues that arise in general practice clinical consultations

Dr Grant Blashki, Associate Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, discusses some of the common genetic issues that arise in general practice clinical consultations, and the importance of ensuring patients and their families adequately understand what is involved in the testing.

Duration: 13 minutes 13 seconds
File size: 12MB

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New noninvasive prenatal tests and their place in antenatal screening

Dr Jane Woolcock, Staff Specialist at Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide and Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide, describes the new noninvasive prenatal tests and their place in antenatal screening.

Duration: 6 minutes 22 seconds
File size: 6MB

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June

Alcohol

Dr Amy Pennay, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point, discusses some of the reasons why alcohol is such a popular and valued commodity in Australia, as well as some of the common problems caused by alcohol.

Duration: 10 minutes 9 seconds
File size: 3MB

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May

GP supervisor research skills

Dr Penny Abbott, Senior Lecturer with the Department of General Practice at the University of Western Sydney, discusses the needs, motivators and barriers of GP supervisors when using and participating in research.

Duration: 9 minutes 20 seconds
File size: 3MB

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April

Perinatal mental health

Professor Anne Buist, Director of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, Austin Health and Northpark hospital discusses perinatal mental health with a particular focus on managing medications in general practice

Duration: 12 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 17MB

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The child having difficulties at school

Professor Frank Oberklaid, Director of the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, talks about the role of the GP in assessment of the child who is having difficulties at school.

Duration: 12 minutes 49 seconds
File size: 18MB

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March

Chronic headache

Professor Roy Beran discusses the diagnosis and management of chronic headaches, including issues regarding definition of headaches, recognition of secondary headaches and the use of the ‘continuum of headache’ model.

Duration: 6 minutes 56 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Epilepsy in adults

Dr Meng Tan introduces current issues in the diagnosis and management of adult epilepsy, including classification of epileptic seizures and the role of general practitioners in management of this condition.

Duration: 6 minutes
File size: 2MB

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