MIMS Education

Skin Cancer 101: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Skin Cancer 101: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Internal MedicineDermatology And VenereologyFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Skin cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide accounting for approximately 40% of all neoplasms among Caucasians. Although less prevalent among people of color, it portends a worse prognosis as diagnosis is often delayed when the cancer is already at an advanced stage. Thus, early detection and diagnosis is of vital importance.

This e-learning module provides a brief review on non-melanoma and melanoma types of skin cancer and their proper management approach.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Differentiate between benign and malignant skin tumors
  • Differentiate between melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Determine the appropriate management for patients presenting with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Different types of skin cancers
    • Non-melanoma
    • Melanoma
  • Evaluation and diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
Keywords: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Non-melanoma

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • This module is accredited for 0.5 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, and Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.