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Activity description

116909 - IMED7010 Foundation Therapeutics. UQ Skin Cancer Program

University of Queensland - Faculty of Medicine

The focus of this course is two-fold. Students will gain a sound knowledge of (i) medical and surgical treatments as it applies to the majority of primary skin cancer presentations (including medications, cryotherapy, curettage, biopsy techniques and excision of skin lesions with direct repair); (ii) the therapeutic relationship (including educating patients about skin cancer, and knowing when to refer cases to ensure appropriate patient care.

Relevance to General Practice

See attached.

Learning outcomes

  1. Apply current evidence-based best practice to ensure safe and effective patient diagnosis and management.
  2. Outline therapeutic strategies for managing patients with skin cancer.
  3. Confidently describe different skin biopsy techniques.
  4. Demonstrate adherence to relevant standards of ethical, legal and professional behaviour when interacting with patients and colleagues.
  5. Compare pathology results with observed dermatoscopic features to identify those patients who require follow-up or referral to a specialist.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The results of investigations are interpreted in the context of the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Infection control and relevant clinical practice standards are maintained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Dermatology

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Session summary


Monday 22 Jul 2019 12:00am - Wednesday 27 Nov 2019 12:00am








All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Jonathan Levy
T: 0437775163