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Oral Cancer - early detection


About this course

Early detection of oral cancer greatly increases the survival rates. This enhanced CPD/CE course takes you through examining the patient, prevention, and the duties of the practice staff in recognising and reducing the prevalence of this disease.

This course is a GDC Recommended CPD Topic (Oral cancer: early detection).

This course is relevant to the whole dental team.

CPD Time: 90 minutes (1.5 CE Credits)

Customer feedback on this course

  • Most interesting and informative. easy to follow.
  • An excellent and comprehensive course on the subject.
  • Thorough and relevant update on the topic.
  • Very useful overview of oral cancer with good practical advice on thorough soft tissue examination.
  • A really informative module with great in chair examples of various types of cancers and their presentation.

Assessment: 12 MCQs. Pass mark 75%. more…

On passing the assessment you will immediately receive a GDC-recognised Enhanced CPD Certificate.

Access: You will have access for 12 months, and can take the course as often as you wish in this period.

The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this course is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and management skills in oral cancer, in line with their identified personal development requirements.

Course objective
• to teach how to prevent and recognise oral cancer.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• be able to assess the oral cancer risk of a patient.
• be able to reduce the oral cancer risk.
• be able to examine a patient for oral cancer
• know when to refer suspected lesions.
• understand the Practice duty of care with respect to oral cancer.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Development Outcomes

Learning content:
Types and locations of oral cancer | Epidemiology | Duty of Care | The Soft Tissue Examination | Oral Cancer Prevention | Suspicious Features | Patient Descriptions | White Patches | Homogenous Leucoplakia | Nodular leucoplakia | Erythroleucoplakia | Chairside Special Tests | The Practice Role and Duties | Vaping as part of smoking cessation

Show suggested PDP entry

You can copy and adapt this example PDP entry for your own needs and circumstances. The format complies with GDC guidance on PDP structure.

PDP Learning or Maintenance need
Oral cancer
How does this relate to my field of practice?
Improve my recognition and management of Oral Cancer
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Perform tasks that may be required and expected in my profession.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning course on Oral Cancer
When will I complete the activity?