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Activity description

117645 - IMED7003 Assessment and Diagnosis. UQ Skin Cancer Program.

University of Queensland - Faculty of Medicine

This course teaches how to integrate dermoscopy into the diagnostic and management decision making process. Students partake in an on line 'virtual clinic' where they are presented with a series of case studies with history, clinical and dermoscopic images. They are asked a series of questions regarding diagnosis, clinical and dermoscopic features and decision making. Each answer receives indivualised feedback. At the end of the semester they have an exit exam of 20 cases for which they need to achieve at least 75% to pass.

Relevance to General Practice

See attached Needs Assessment

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe key features of melanocytic nevi using a new classification based on dermoscopy, and the key features of melanoma using a new classification system
  2. Demonstrate correct use of a dermatoscope and describe the key features observed with it
  3. Describe the value of dermoscopy in the context of the clinical assessment of pigmented and non-pigmented skin tumours.
  4. Confidently take, store and review digital images of particular suspect lesions.
  5. Identify suspicious skin lesions using the '3-point checklist' and make lesion-specific diagnosis using pattern recognition

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs 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
  • Duty of care is maintained

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Effective triaging and time management structures are in place to allow timely provision of care

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Rural health
  • Adult health
  • Dermatology
  • Oncology and palliative care
  • General practice teaching

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Session summary


Saturday 22 Jul 2017 12:00am - Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 12:00am








All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

James Muir
T: 0738430577