Dr James Langtry covers the presentation, diagnosis and management of cutaneous malignant melanoma. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include predisposing factors, the ABCD signs, primary prevention, and the purpose of follow-up.
After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
Understand the epidemiology and aetiology of melanomas
Recognise which lesions need referral under the two-week wait scheme
Be aware of recommended histopathology reporting for melanomas
Use and understand the AJCC staging system
Discuss treatment options and prognosis
Dr James Langtry Consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Dr Nigel Stollery MBBS General Practitioner Kibworth Leicestershire UK
This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours 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. This activity is offered at no cost.
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