Oral Cancer Prevention and Detection


Course Features

Course Details


This programme aims to offer a learning resource for all dental team members, which meets the GDC requirements for oral cancer, providing an update on prevention and detection.

Oral Cancer is a GDC recommended subject for continuing professional development.

The GDC requires dental professionals to link their CPD activities to at least one development outcome as part of the new enhanced CPD scheme.

This module can be linked to development outcome C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

Suitable CPD for all dental team members.

Completion of this module and passing the associated quiz will satisfy GDC requirements for 2 hours of CPD on oral cancer.

The content does not have to be completed all at once, you will be returned to where you left off when your restart the e-learning module again.

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Outline the incidence of oral cancer in the United Kingdom
  • List the risk factors for oral cancer
  • Outline the key prevention messages
  • Describe the aetiology and pathogenesis of the disease
  • Identify common clinical presentations and the steps for detection
  • Follow the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (NICE) guidelines for referral of suspect lesions
  • Review your practice approach to detection, prevention and referral

Topic 1:  Statistics

Topic 2:  Who is at risk?

Topic 3:  Prevention

Topic 4:  How and Why?

Topic 5:  What to look out for?

Topic 6:  What next?


There are interactive questions and activities throughout the module, which are not assessed.

On completion of the module there is a separately assessed quiz.

You will need to achieve 70 % for this quiz to complete the module and access your CPD certificate. You will have two opportunities to achieve the required score.


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