Practice Pearl 2
Refining your skills in dermoscopy is essential for all GPs to aid early diagnosis of melanoma. In this interactive module, you will learn how to differentiate skin lesions based on dermoscopic appearance, identify which is the most appropriate biopsy to undertake, and how to appropriately review and monitor lesions. The Practice Pearls are a series of easy-to-digest resources for busy GPs and other medical, nursing and allied professionals who are not specialised in the treatment of melanoma. They have a strong diagnostic and practical management emphasis to help you gain a better understanding of the disease.
Dr Alexander Varey
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia and Westmead Hospital | Clinical Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
A/Prof Jonathan Stretch AM
Surgical Oncologist and Deputy Medical Director, Melanoma Institute Australia | Associate Professor of Melanoma and Skin Oncology, The University of Sydney
A/Prof Robyn Saw
General Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia | Associate Professor in Surgery, The University of Sydney | Head of Department, Melanoma and Surgical Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program.
1. Differentiate between different skin lesions based on dermoscopic appearances.
2. Identify the optimal biopsy approach for suspected melanoma.
3. Develop a systematic approach to analysing skin lesions including safety framework for when and how to review and monitor lesions.
Mohammed Saadoon Jalal Agha
Very usefulThank you