Malignant Melanoma is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer. Around 2,500 people die from Melanoma each year in the UK. Acral Lentiginous Melanoma accounts for up to 3% of all Melanomas and has a worse prognosis than melanoma on other body sites. One of the main reasons for that is diagnostic delay.
As Allied Health Professionals, Podiatrists are in a unique position to pick up Acral Melanoma sooner. Being aware of the nail and skin changes associated with Melanoma and being able to use enhanced examination tools, principally Dermatoscopes, will undoubtedly expedite referral of those patients to Dermatologists and thus improve survival.
This course consists of 5 topics that contain explanatory videos by Professor Christian Aldridge (Consultant Dermatologist), as well as recommended reading, clinical case scenarios and a final online exam of 15 multiple-choice questions. The structure of the programme is:
Once you successfully complete the course - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 50% - you will be awarded with a downloadable 4 hour CPD certificate.
The purpose of this short, introductory course is to enhance your knowledge of the use of Dermoscopy to identify malignant skin lesions. On completion of this course, you will gain:
Available all year round with 24/7 online access and unlimited resists, you'll be able to learn around your busy schedule and get to grips with your CPD modules whenever and wherever you’d like - all you need is an internet connection!
Our CPD modules are written and edited by medical experts within their specialist fields, who have pedigrees in postgraduate education. Questions are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they remain relevant and up-to-date with new guidelines.
As a healthcare professional it's important for you to continuously expand on your clinical knowledge, skills and abilities. Our CPD modules will help you achieve this by providing you with a full explanation of answers, further reading, and the option to reflect using our online notes system.