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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? [21 June]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Randa Al-Hajali, features a 62-year-old male who presented with a lesion on his left thigh. The patient stated the spot started like an insect bite, but recently became more lumpy. There is no clinical picture but the lesion appeared red and firm; part of it looked like a […]

[5 min watch] Dermoscopy in general dermatology: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | June 2021

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano looks at the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology cases, such as inflammatory skin conditions and infections.

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

This week we have an interesting case discussion from Dr Saad Raheem Abed in Iraq at the Alhussain Teaching Hospital. A 30-year-old man has been watching this pigmented lesion over the last two years. His wife has prompted him to consult his GP. His GP photographs the lesion using a dermatoscopic attachment for his phone, […]

[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks

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skin cancer checks

“From the moment a patient walks through the door to the time they leave the room, there are many opportunities to do something differently from everybody else.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres gives his practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks and educating your patients about skin cancer […]

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

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, features an 80-year-old woman who presented for a routine skin check with no issues raised. 80-year-old female patient Routine skin check

[Online lecture] Collision lesions and tumours of the skin

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In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum explores the fascinating findings of his recent research into collision lesions and tumours of the skin.

[12 min read] The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma management

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sentinel lymph node biopsy

What is your position regarding the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in the management of patients with melanoma? Do you know what the latest national guidelines are? Do you follow them?

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

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, we look at two dermoscopy images from a 60-year-old male patient. Left image: Dermoscopy of cheek Right image: Dermoscopy of deltoid

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [24 May]

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This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Terry Harvey, features a 40-year-old female patient who attended for a routine skin check with no lesions of concern. A 1mm skin-coloured papule was examined with dermatoscopy on the chest (below the black mark in the wide clinical image). Initial pathology report was “benign skin only”.

[Podcast] Managing patient complaints | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

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Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) about how to manage patient complaints in a busy medical practice.

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