Certificate of Vulval Dermatology​


Developed and delivered by Australian-trained and based dermatologists, this online course will provide participants with a solid grounding in the management of female-specific skin conditions based on an analytical approach to the patient’s presentation. Your learning is supported by providing you with carefully selected examples of the conditions covered. You will also have the opportunity to work on guided practice scenarios.


Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

Many women with vulval disease can suffer for years with undiagnosed symptoms. This online course will teach you how to diagnose and manage, from both a clinical and psychological perspective, a range of female specific skin conditions that are very common and can occur at any age. You will also gain an understanding of the anatomical structure of normal vulval variants, which is essential to an understanding of female genital skin disorders.

This course consists of five online topics:

  1. Anatomy and normal vulval variants

  2. Vulval dermatitis and psoriasis

  3. Lichenoid Dermatoses

  4. Infections

  5. Neuropathic pain and dyspareunia

Webinars & Case Discussion Forum

Participate in webinars and discussion forums on diagnosis and management directly 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.



To successfully complete this subject, you must:

  • complete the 5 Units including prescribed activities e.g.: revision exercises, and practice scenarios

  • successfully complete the summative assessment tasks:

    • final MCQ examination (Pass mark 75%) and

    • three set case studies

Required Hours:

The course requires 27 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 enroll 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 fee includes access to the course for the duration of study including all learning material and resources:

  • GPs $2,200
  • GP registrars/other $2,050
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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, prevocational Doctors and nurse practitioners. 

For queries regarding your eligibility, please contact gpderm@dermcoll.edu.au.

*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 gpderm@dermcoll.edu.au 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:

  • Recall dermatological issues in the context of female genitalia
  • Identify the triggers and risk factors for vulval dermatological conditions
  • Demonstrate confidence in diagnosing dermatological conditions in the context of female genitalia through an analytical approach to the patient’s presentation
  • Interpret the clinical clues to diagnosing vulvar-vaginal infections
  • Develop appropriate treatment and ongoing management plans
  • Interpret the results of the investigations
  • Demonstrate empathy for the ongoing social and psychological issues for patients presenting with vulval dermatological conditions
  • Describe how to counsel patients on initial management of vulval dermatological conditions
  • Identify situations in which referral to a specialist is the best action
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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: 

  • 21 Educational Activity hours
  • 2 Outcome Measurement hours
  • 4 Performance Review 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.

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.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists complies with the requirements of the Federal Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles. A full copy of the College’s privacy policy is available here.

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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 dermatologist.

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.