Certificate of Practical Dermoscopy
Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based dermatologists. This blended course will teach participants the skills and knowledge to put dermoscopy theory into practice and develop a thorough understanding of how it can be used to manage patients with skin cancer.
Full Course Information
- How To Enrol
- CPD Points
- Cancellation & Refunds
Outline & Components
This blended course will teach participants the skills and knowledge to put dermoscopy theory into practice and develop a thorough understanding of how it can be used to manage patients with skin cancer.
Participants will complete online topics, attend or watch webinars and participate at a face to face workshop to engage and learn directly from our experts. This course is designed to be engaging, flexible and totally relevant to your needs in day to day practice.
This course consists of six online topics and a face to face workshop.
- History examination & lighting
- Morphology of skin lesions
- Science behind dermoscopy
- Dermoscopy basics
- Histopathology correlations
- Choice of biopsy
FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP
Being interactive and practical in their nature, our workshops focus on diagnosis and management of advanced skin cancers and benign and pre-cancerous lesions. Participants will explore the use of dermoscopy and how to conduct a full skin check using diagnostic algorithms. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice various types of skin biopsy and suturing techniques. Each student’s work will be closely examined and assessed to provide the lecturer with insight into their students’ learning process.
We have every intention of holding our face-to-face workshops however will be subject to whatever COVID rules are in place at that time. Given the unpredictable nature of interstate travel in Australia please ensure that any travel/accommodation bookings you make are fully flexible and refundable. It is our preference that students attend workshops face-to-face however we have developed an online version. If you have extenuating circumstances surrounding travel please contact us to discuss this alternative option.
CLINICAL CASE STUDIES
Respond to authentic clinic case studies and challenge yourself to provide a diagnosis and first-step management plan on the clinical information and dermoscopic images.
Attend or watch online webinars and participate in open discussion on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists.
Complete each end of topic quiz, the case studies and a final online exam.
Course dates 2022
These modules repeat every Trimester. Please ensure you select which Trimester you would like to start in.
Trimester 1 2022
31st Jan – 24th April
+ f2f workshop Brisbane – Saturday 2nd April 2022
Trimester 2 2022
2nd May – 31st July
+ f2f workshop Sydney – Saturday 23rd July 2022
Trimester 3 2022
8th Aug – 30th Oct
+ f2f workshop Brisbane – Saturday 15th Oct 2022
One low fee includes access to the course for the duration of study including all learning material and resources:
- GPs $1,950
- GP registrars $1,850
Please note that travel and accommodation expenses for the face to face workshop are not included.
how to enrol
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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.
Course learning outcomes
At the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the process of conducting a full-skin examination
- Use correct morphologic descriptors to describe features of skin lesions visible to the naked eye
- Explain the principles of using a dermoscope
- Explain the concept of dermoscopic-histopathology correlation
- Use correct dermoscopic terminology to describe skin lesions visible by dermoscope
- Discuss the significance of dermoscopic features of skin lesions
- Make a provisional diagnosis of skin lesions based on their morphological and dermoscopic features
- Formulate a first-step management plan based on a combination of clinical information, morphology and dermoscopic features of suspicious skin lesions
- Describe systems for monitoring and follow-up of patients with suspicious skin lesions
Completion of this course will result in 40 CPD points from the RACGP.
33 PDP points or 6 MOPS points from ACRRM.
The RNZCGP recognises activities and events done through Dermatology Australasia.
terms & conditions
- The enrolment fee includes access to the online modules
- Access to the online modules and any associated materials are available for the duration of the course.
- Registration in the program will be confirmed upon receipt of the completed enrolment form and payment of the relevant course fees to ACD.
- Participants can defer by submitting a written request to the Australasian College of Dermatologists that is received no later than 20 working days before the end of the term. If a deferment is granted, students will be offered an additional time period to complete their studies. Once this offer is accepted the student will receive a confirmation email. A maximum of one deferral is permitted per student.
- Participants are required to review the Terms and Conditions and cancellation/refund policy prior to registering, and to acknowledge acceptance of these conditions during the registration process.
- College expects that students source all case for assignments themselves. In extenuating circumstances college may be able to provide cases to complete the module. A request for this needs to be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org 20 days prior to term completion.
- Participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment once all course components have been completed.
cancellations & refunds
- A full refund of fees will be available if an offer of placement is withdrawn or in the unlikely event that College is unable to provide any components of the course.
- No refund of fees will be made once a student has enrolled in the course.
- If students wish to defer they need to submit a written request at least 20 days before the term end. Each written request will be considered on its merits. Deferment will not be granted for requests received within 10 days of the end date unless there are extenuating circumstances mitigating studies.
- All requests for deferment must be made in writing to email@example.com
These courses are designed to provide Doctors 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.