Practical Procedures in Skin Cancer

GPs play a vital role in the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancers, with around two thirds of Australians experiencing a non-melanoma skin cancer during their lifetime. GPs also play an important role in co-ordinating the care of more difficult to treat skin cancers, such as melanoma, which is the fourth most diagnosed cancer in Australia (AIHW, 2016).

This workshop will assist you hone your skills in timely detection of suspicious skin lesions, and perform the crucial skill of skin sampling and biopsy. Learn about new treatment options, and expand the services available for your patients in a primary care setting, as well as identifying when to refer for specialist review.

Date: 3rd December, 2016

Location: The University of Queensland, Level  1, Otto Hirschfeld Building, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane

Program Overview:


Category 2 & Category 1 ALM (Part A)
Beyond Blemishes and Barnacles

  • Management of premalignant lesions
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Melanoma skin cancers


Category 1 ALM (Part B)
Practise Suturing and Scalpel skills

  • Local anaesthesia, including simple nerve or digital blocks
  • Biopsy techniques – punch and shave biopsies
  • Techniques for surgical excisions – simple ellipses
  • Suturing and knot tying
  • Simple flaps
  • Post-operative care – dealing with complications


Assoc. Prof. Maurice Brygel

Dr Jason Wu

Dr Jason Wu

Dr Sam Scuderi





Contact our Education Team directly

Francesca Lawrence
PH: 02 8484-0896
02 8484 0777


Seminar venue

  • The University of Queensland, Level 1, Otto Hirschfeld Building, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane

RACGP accreditation

This organisation is an authorised provider of Accredited Activities under the RACGP QI&CPD Program

ACRRM accreditation

This organisation is an authorised provider of Accredited Activities under the ACRRM Program