This activity will guide GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, skin cancer prevention, balanced approach to UV and vitamin D awareness and the diagnosis and management of melanoma and the most common non-melanoma skin cancers.
This education covers the incidence of sun related skin cancers in Australia and discusses the link between UV exposure and skin cancer. Safe UV exposure is explored. Methods of full skin examination are described and the various biopsy techniques are detailed.
This education describes the assessment and management of basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Each condition is described in terms of its epidemiology, risk factors and clinical features. Numerous naked eye and dermoscopic images illustrate the non melanoma skin conditions.
Atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) is a common skin condition that often begins in infancy or early childhood, but can also arise in young adults or later in life. This module seeks to assist health professionals effectively manage this condition in the primary care setting, dispelling common misconceptions regarding topical corticosteroids and undertaking patient education to optimise treatment outcomes.
Dermatologist Clin A/Prof Saxon Smith discusses the role of topical corticosteroids in the management of atopic dermatitis, providing insight into selecting appropriate formulations and dispelling patient concerns and misconceptions about topical corticosteroids.
Sun damage caused by ultraviolet radiation is linked to a number of common conditions such as solar keratosis, skin cancer, and photoaging. This module looks at the prevention, diagnosis, and management of common non-melanoma skin conditions in general practice, and will help GPs identify when a specialist referral is necessary.