Benign & Precancerous Lesions


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists this online course will teach participants to distinguish a range of benign and precancerous lesions that are often identified by patients as skin lesions of concern and if required provide patients with a recommended treatment plan.

Full Course Information

  • Outline
  • Fees
  • Dates
  • How To Enrol
  • Teachers
  • Outcomes
  • Eligibility
  • CPD Hours
  • T&Cs

Outline & Components

This online course will teach participants to distinguish a range of benign and precancerous lesions that are often identified by patients as skin lesions of concern and if required provide patients with a recommended treatment plan.  This course consists of five online topics:

  1. Benign Epithelial Tumours

  2. Benign Melanocytic Lesions

  3. Benign Appendageal Tumours

  4. Benign Tumours of the Dermis and Subcutaneous Fat

  5. Premalignant or Precancerous Tumours


Webinars & Case Discussion Forum

Attend or watch online webinars and participate in open discussion on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists. 


Practice Scenarios

Respond to authentic clinical case studies and challenge yourself to provide a diagnosis and first-step management plan on the clinical information and dermoscopic images.



Assessment for this course requires the satisfactory completion of topic based quizzes and practice scenarios, participation in the case discussion forum, submission of 1 case study and a final MCQ exam.

Required Hours

The course requires 40 study hours.

Course Handbook

Please download the course handbook here for more information.

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course dates 2024

This course repeats every Trimester, however, you can enrol at any time to access the course material. Please be advised that the interactive components of this course – webinars and marking of case studies – are only run during Trimester times. Please ensure you select which Trimester you would like to start in.

Trimester 1 2024             5th Feb – 28th April

Trimester 2 2024             13th May – 4th Aug

Trimester 3 2024             19th Aug – 10th Nov   

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course fees

One low fee includes access to the course for the duration of study including all learning material and resources:

  • GPs $1,210
  • GP registrars $1,110
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how to enrol

Click HERE to be directed to our online shop and the purchase page.

Here you pay online to gain access to the course.

Once you have successfully paid online for your course access, you will receive a receipt as well as a confirmation of enrolment email with account details to access your course.

Please note that enrolments are only secured once payment is made. Adding the course to your cart will not hold an enrolment place.


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course eligibility

This course is aimed at General Practitioners, Registrars and prevocational Doctors. 

For queries regarding your eligibility, please contact

*General Practitioners practicing outside of Australia are also welcome to enroll in the course, but have to submit their qualifications for verification BEFORE enrolling. Please email your primary medical qualifications/degrees to us at and we will get back to you with further instructions.

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course learning outcomes

At the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe cutaneous changes that may be associated with Benign and Precancerous Lesions
  • Critically analyse clinical cutaneous observations and/or investigations to diagnose Benign and Precancerous Lesions
  • Plan and develop treatment and management regimens appropriate to Benign and Precancerous Lesions
  • Assess when to refer a patient on to a specialist dermatologist
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CPD Hours

This course is approved for the below RACGP CPD hours:

The RNZCGP recognises activities and events done through Dermatology Australasia.

This course is also ACRRM approved for the following PDP hours: 

  • 31 Educational Activity Hours
  • 7 Performance Review Hours
  • 2 Outcome Measurement Hours

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a statement of completion with the number of awarded CPD hours in compliance with the RACGP CPD program requirements. You will also be awarded a certificate for the completed course issued by Dermatology Australasia.

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terms & conditions

Please view our Terms and Conditions here and FAQ here before purchasing a course. Also view the course handbook under the outline tab to ensure you are aware of the course requirements.

By purchasing a course with Dermatology Australasia you agree to these terms, conditions and requirements.

These resources may address any queries or concerns you have regarding our courses.

If you require further assistance or have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help and ensure your experience with us is a positive one.

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These courses are designed to provide General Practitioners and related health professionals with knowledge and skills in a range of Dermatology and skin health areas to develop their expertise and confidence in dealing with patients who present with dermatological conditions. It aims to assist you in the day-to-day management of these patients and in making the decision as to when to refer a patient to a Dermatologists.

Completion of this course does not provide you with qualifications in dermatology or guarantee you access into the ACD Specialist Training Program. In order to practice as a Specialist Dermatologist you must complete the ACD Specialist Training Program.