Certificate in Melanography Essentials

Introduction

The Certificate in Melanography Essentials aims to provide you with the relevant knowledge and skills in skin assessment and imaging which are required for competent and safe Melanography practice.

 

Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This course offers a combination of online and face to face workshop learning. 

It consists of eight online modules and 3 weekend workshops – 2 half-day online workshops and 1 full day face-to-face workshop held in Melbourne. 

ONLINE MODULES

  1. Anatomy and physiology of the skin
  2. Ultraviolet radiation
  3. Lesion recognition
  4. Clinical assessment of lesions and dermoscopy
  5. Melanography imaging procedures
  6. Procedural guidelines for melanography practice
  7. Safety, security and ergonomics in the clinic
  8. Legal aspects of melanography

WORKSHOPS

Workshop Day 1 – Online

5.30pm – 9.30pm

Workshop 1 provides the participant with the opportunity to consolidate learning in preparation for practice. Through discussion and activities, the participant will explore the knowledge and skills required for conducting skin and lesion assessment and taking images.

At the end of the workshop the learner will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Outline the principles for total body photography and lesion imaging.
  • Describe a skin assessment using a standardised assessment sequence.
  • Recognise the components of acceptable image quality to meet quality standards in photography.
  • Recognise dermoscopic features of melanocytic lesions within in a series of lesion images.

Workshop Day 2 – Online

5.30pm – 9.30pm

Workshop 2 provides the participant with the opportunity to consolidate learning in preparation for practice. Through discussion and activities, the participant will explore the communication skills and health education information required for conducting skin and lesion assessment and taking images.

At the end of the workshop the learner will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Explain the importance of good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Provide information regarding assessed risk and individualised health information relevant to risk.
  • Recognise dermoscopic features of keratinocyte lesions and other lesions with cutaneous manifestations within a series of lesion images.
  • Demonstrate recognition of dermoscopic features of melanocytic lesions within in a series of lesion images.

Workshop Day 3 – Face to face (Melbourne)

9.00am – 17.00pm

Workshop 3 provides the participant with the opportunity to practice and demonstrate competency in a full body melanography session; the workshop program provides a pathway to competence, guiding the participant from concept to practice.

At the end of the workshop the learner will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate developing competence in total body photography and lesion imaging.
  • Perform a full skin assessment using a standardised assessment sequence.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of dermoscopy in lesion assessment.
  • Recognise the components of acceptable image quality to meet quality standards in photography.

Please DO NOT book flights or accommodation until closer to the workshop date, as dates are subject to change depending on student numbers. If you do book, please ensure you book refundable options.

Please note: As considerable costs are involved with planning our workshops, the following charges will apply to enrol for another workshop, should you miss the one that you are registered for:

Cancellation prior to 7 days of the workshop:     

You can enroll in the next workshop at no additional cost

Cancellation within 7 days of workshop:     $475

Cancellation within 48 hours of workshop:  $950

Health issues and other extenuating circumstances with supporting documentation provided, will be considered for fee exemption, upon consultations with one of our team members.

ASSESSMENTS

Include: online investigation, categorisation activities, multiple choice quizzes and a research papers.

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 ensure you select the trimester in which you would like to attend the workshop.

Trimester 1: ENROLMENTS CLOSED


Trimester 2 13thMay – 4th Aug

Online Workshops:  5th June and 4th July, 5.30-9.30pm

F2F Workshop: 13th July 9am – 5pm in Melbourne


Trimester 3 19th Aug – 10th Nov

Online Workshops: TBA

F2F Workshop:  October in Online/Melbourne (TBA)

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course fees

One low course fee includes access to the course for the duration of study and workshop.

  • $1,849 

Please note that travel and accommodation expenses for the face to face workshop are not included.

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how to enrol

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

Here you can 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.

ONLINE SHOP

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course eligibility

This course is aimed at registered nurses and other health professionals. 

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course learning outcomes

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

  • Apply knowledge of skin anatomy, physiology and histopathology to melanography practice

  • Relate skin cancer pathology to visible lesion features

  • Explain the effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin 

  • Conduct a thorough visual skin cancer assessment of a patient

  • Recognize skin lesions using clinical and dermoscopic criteria

  • Accurately identify skin lesions that require photographic imaging for diagnosis and or surveillance

  • Demonstrate competent skin photography skills

  • Provide education to patients about skin cancer and its prevention

  • Carry out total body and individual lesion photography in accordance with a quality standard.

  • Identify key elements for a melanographer to run a clinic efficiently and safely

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cPD

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a certificate as well as an academic transcript which provides a breakdown of topics and study hours. You are encouraged to keep these as evidence of CPD activities completed. 

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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 expectations.

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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