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
- Describe key features of melanocytic nevi using a new classification based on dermoscopy, and the key features of melanoma using a new classification system
- Demonstrate correct use of a dermatoscope and describe the key features observed with it
- Describe the value of dermoscopy in the context of the clinical assessment of pigmented and non-pigmented skin tumours.
- Confidently take, store and review digital images of particular suspect lesions.
- 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
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
- Rural health
- Adult health
- Oncology and palliative care
- General practice teaching
This activity is also available on these dates