Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program 2019

SunSmart's Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program 2019 is now closed.

The program was generously funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and generous donations from Cancer Council Victoria, allowing Victorian GP practices to apply for a chance to receive one dermatoscope and training for one practising general practitioner per practice, with a focus on rural and regional practices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What was the Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program?

The Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program was generously funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and donations to Cancer Council Victoria. This funding allowed for almost 200 Victorian GP practices to receive one dermatoscope and training in dermoscopy, with a focus on rural and regional GPs.

 

 

Will there be CPD points attached to the training?

Completion of this course will result in 30 PRPD points with ACRRM and 40 Category 1 QI & CPD points with RACGP.

Will other training cohorts be offered this year?

For information regarding future programs, please add your email address to the 'Register your interest' section above.

Can I register additional GPs within my practice to attend the training component?

Yes, however, this will be at cost to your practice. The Practical Dermoscopy program is run by the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Should you be interested, please contact Kirsty Edwards at kirsty@dermcoll.edu.au.

 

What is a dermatoscope?

A dermatoscope is a handheld skin microscope that allows doctors to look more closely at skin lesions than with the naked eye. It is therefore useful in the accurate early detection of skin cancer.

How were applications assessed?

The judging panel gave preference to applicants who demonstrated the following:

  • a definite need for the dermatoscope and a large percentage of people who will benefit
  • other strategies in place to support skin cancer prevention
  • a clear commitment to completing the data collection and training offered by Cancer Council
  • practices located outside of metropolitan Melbourne were given priority.
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