Melanoma

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients with lesions suspicious for melanoma.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify and describe the morphology of melanoma.
  • Recall prognostic factors in melanoma survival.
  • Practice providing patient education about the ABCDEs of melanoma and skin self-examinations.
  • Determine when to refer patients with suspicious skin lesions to a dermatologist.

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