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Malignancy and actinic disease: is this malignant?

Malignancy and actinic disease: is this malignant?

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Time to Complete

1 hour


January 23, 2017


December 1, 2017

Programme Description

Dr John McKenna outlines diagnosis of potentially malignant lesions, recent guidance on melanoma relevant to GPs, the use of dermoscopy and the treatment of actinic keratosis in primary care. Pictorial cases are presented.

This module, based on a presentation at MIMS Clinical Update 2016, is delivered in an audiovisual format. You can play the presentation at a time to suit you, pause and continue as needed. A CPD certificate is awarded for completing this module.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify potentially malignant lesions
  • Recall key points from NICE guidelines on melanoma from 2015
  • Understand actinic damage
  • Prescribe topical treatment for actinic keratosis
  • Faculty

    Expert speaker
    Dr John McKenna
    Consultant dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon
    University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required