Skin Cancer Screening Assessment and Identification of Skin Lesions
This course will build vital knowledge and develop your skills in the identification of common skin lesions with the object of referring suspicious lesions to specialist care for diagnosis and treatment.
This course is offered by the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Flinders University in collaboration with the Lions Cancer Institute (Western Australia) and Lifestream Health Pty Ltd.
The course supports the Australian Primary Health Care Strategy by providing opportunities for increasing skin cancer awareness, surveillance and health promotion.
The course is divided into six modules. At the end of each module there are some practical exercises and a discussion forum. The duration of the course is estimated at 40 hours actual learning time based on an average learning capacity.
For professionals who have never undertaken skin screening, attendance at a two-day workshop run in collaboration with Lions Cancer Institute (Western Australia) is strongly advised. The two-day workshop provides a practical component and is optional for experienced skin screeners and compulsory for new skin screeners. The workshop will be held at a time and location based upon demand.
Note: Population based skin screening identifies possible skin lesions for further examination; it does not diagnose skin lesions. This course follows this principle and as such it does not provide specialist training for skin lesion diagnostics.
By the end of this course, you will be able to undertake a basic skin screening consultation. This topic will prepare you to:
- Understand the impact that skin cancer has on the disease burden of Australia.
- Conduct a skin screening clinic.
- Undertake a basic skin assessment.
- Identify suspicious skin lesions.
- Refer suspicious lesions to appropriate medical specialists.
- Be able to provide health education on the prevention of skin cancer.
- Understand the professional responsibilities that accompany the process of skin screening surveillance.
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