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Activity description

150343 - Benign and Precancerous Lesions

The Australasian College of Dermatologists

There are five reflective questions to answered and submitted.

Relevance to General Practice

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, and this is treated predominantly within general practice. Crucial to management of skin malignancy is accurate diagnosis. Dermoscopy allows the detection of clinical features invisible to the naked eye and has been well shown to increase the diagnostic accuracy of users.

Learning outcomes

  1. Distinguish common benign skin tumours seen in General Practice (K)
  2. Interpret clinical and histological features of benign skin tumours (K)
  3. Assess benign skin tumours to formulate differential diagnoses and explain these to patients (S,A)
  4. Propose treatment options and advantages and disadvantages of each method (K)
  5. Evaluate when benign skin tumours should be referred to another medical specialist (S,A)

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
  • A rational list of differential diagnoses is formulated

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • Effective leadership improves outcomes for patients

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are effectively shared with others

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Dermatology

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Session summary


Monday 3 Jun 2019 12:00am - Sunday 25 Aug 2019 12:00am







All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Beth Saunders
T: 0287414110