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In the blog category “Case Studies” Professor David Wilkinson offers an excellent platform to discuss clinical problems and cases within a closed alumni community. This area is password-protected and only accessible to past HealthCert Certificate course participants.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [28 November]

case discussion

In this week’s discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, we look at the case of an 85-year-old male patient who is deaf, and his granddaughter communicated that this 25mm lesion on his right thigh has grown over three weeks.

Research summary: Self-examination for skin cancer detection

self-examination for skin cancer

This month we consider skin self-examination for skin cancer detection. In the latest Melanoma Practice Review my eye was drawn to a paper published in Dermatology reporting on the sensitivity and specificity of self-examination for melanoma.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [21 November]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Magdy Malek, we look at a 5x5mm lesion discovered on the back of the neck of an 68-year-old male patient during his routine full skin examination.

[3 min watch] Must-have equipment for skin cancer surgery

skin cancer surgery

Do you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your primary care practice and would like to provide surgical treatments to address their skin issues in a timely manner? In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker gives expert advice on the must-have equipment a medical practitioner needs to perform skin cancer surgery in a […]

[7 min watch] Three simple rules for diagnosing pink tumours: Part 2

pink tumours

In the second video in a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano continues his discussion of three rules for diagnosing pink tumours in primary care, with real patient examples from his own clinic.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [14 November]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, features a 48-year-old male patient with an elevated, firm and growing lesion on his right hand. There is a previous BCC excision adjacent to this lesion.

[Podcast] Changes to Medicare item numbers for melanoma

Medicare

Do you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your practice? In this podcast, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO, HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Matt Woollard (COO, National Skin Cancer Centres) about the recent changes to Medicare item numbers for clinically suspected melanoma.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 November]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Randa Al-Hajali, features a 75-year-old male patient with a growing lesion on the concha of his ear. The lesion has been painful and frequently bleeds.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [31 October]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, we look at an 80-year-old male patient with an unusual nodular lesion on his right shoulder.

[5 min watch] Suspicion of melanoma: New Medicare item numbers

Medicare item numbers

New Medicare item numbers have been introduced for the surgical excision and repair of clinically suspected melanoma. In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker provides a comprehensive update on the new item numbers that come into effect from 1 November 2022. A helpful clinical fact sheet and skin cancer billing guide are also included […]

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