This course covers the core principles of skin cancer medicine and surgery, focussing on normal skin anatomy, embryology and physiology, the biology and pathology of skin cancer, and dermatopathology and dermatology relevant to management. Risk factors for skin cancer are examined, along with their relevance in principles of prevention. Australasian and global skin cancer incidence and mortality are explored.
Relevance to General Practice
See attached Needs Assessment
- Apply current evidence-based best practice to ensure safe and effective patient diagnosis and management.
- Confidently outline the risk factors, epidemiology and recommended prevention strategies with respect to skin malignancy.
- Utilise correct cutaneous oncological terminology with respect to clinical, dermatoscopic & pathological disciplines in communication with health professionals.
- Differentiate between normal skin embryology, anatomy, physiology and histology and the biology and pathology of skin malignancy.
- Use a Dermatoscope to differentiate between benign and suspicious skin lesions.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- General practice research
- General practice teaching
This activity is also available on these dates