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Medicinal Cannabis FAQs: Side effects & limitations of medicinal cannabis

medicinal cannabis

[13 min watch] With the launch of our new online Professional Diploma of Medicinal Cannabis program – the first university-reviewed program in medicinal cannabis for doctors in Australia – Dr Joe Kosterich recently held an insightful webinar on the uses and benefits of medicinal cannabis in primary care.

[Online lecture] Recurrent melanocytic naevus vs melanoma

melanocytic naevus

In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum provides an overview of how the history, clinical features and dermoscopy of a lesion can help differentiate between a recurrent melanocytic naevus and a recurrent melanoma.

[Online lecture] Gut health and nutrition

gut health

In this online lecture, Dietitian Josh Reed talks about gut health and the management of related conditions in primary care, including how to recognise symptoms and plan treatment recommendations.

[Podcast] Current landscape of melanoma management | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

melanoma management

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University) speaks with Professor Michael Henderson (Deputy Director; Division of Cancer Surgery, Tumour Stream Director; Melanoma and Skin, Peter Mac) about the current landscape of melanoma management.

[9 min read] Concordance between patient concerns and skin cancer diagnosis

This month’s research article caught my eye because it is such a simple, yet useful and relevant study. From a single practice in Brisbane, the paper reports on the agreement or not between lesions of concern to a patient, and those identified by the dermatologist, upon examination. 

[7 min read] Patch testing in primary care

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Patch testing is the best diagnostic tool to evaluate patients with suspected allergic contact dermatitis. The test involves applying common allergens to the patient’s skin and assessing for a skin reaction days later.

[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice


If you are in a practice that bulk-bills skin cancer procedures, can you charge any other fees in relation to that procedure, such as a procedure fee or a consumables fee? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the regulations relating to Medicare and billing skin cancer […]

[Podcast] Aesthetic consultations: Psychological conditions & body dysmorphia

body dysmorphia

In this latest podcast, Elena Currie (Co-founder, Aesthetic MET) talks about aesthetic consultations and how to manage the problem of psychological conditions and body dysmorphia among your patients.

[2 min read] Understanding Rosacea: New patient resource


April is Rosacea Awareness Month – an opportunity for medical professionals to educate their patients on the symptoms, triggers and treatment options for this common skin condition affecting 1 in every 10 individuals.

[Podcast] Optimising people and culture in a medical business | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

medical business

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of HealthCert Education and the National Skin Cancer Centres) about a key part of a successful medical business: people.