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Skin cancer: risk factors and identification

Skin cancer: risk factors and identification

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Time to Complete

1 hour


September 18, 2018


October 16, 2018

Programme Description

In this interactive module, Dr Kara Heelan outlines key risk factors for skin cancer and when to consider referral. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include assessment of pigmented lesions and identification of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Test yourself with a quick quiz at the end of the module.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Discuss risk factors for skin cancer, including skin type, genetics and sun exposure
  • Assess pigmented lesions
  • Identify melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Be alert to suspicious features of different lesions
  • Author

    Dr Kara Heelan
    Consultant dermatologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital


    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