Light Related Skin Disease & Pigmentation Disorders

Introduction

Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists. This online course will train you to properly diagnose the appropriate skin treatment, provide reassurance, or initiate the appropriate referral when presented with light related skin disease and pigmentation disorders.

Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This online course will train you to properly diagnose the appropriate skin treatment, provide reassurance, or initiate the appropriate referral when presented with light related skin disease and pigmentation disorders. 

This course consists of three online topics:

  1. The physics of light
  2. Interactions with the skin
  3. The role of lasers and ionising radiation in dermatological practice

It will also deal in detail with some of the more common light related skin conditions encountered in general practice.

Lectures & Case Studies

Watch live or recorded lectures and participate in discussion forums on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists.

Assessment

Assessment for this course requires the satisfactory completion of topic based quizzes, participation in the case discussion forum, submission of 2 case studies and a final MCQ exam.

Required Hours

This course requires 15 study hours.

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course dates 2024

Enrolment dates do not apply for this course. You may enrol at any point through the year. 

Trimester 1 2024             5th Feb – 28th April

Trimester 2 2024             13th May –  4th Aug

Trimester 3 2024             19th Aug – 10th Nov   

You can enrol in this course at any time to access the course material. Please be advised that live webinars are only run in Trimester 2 and enrolment in this trimester is thus encouraged, although recordings are provided for enrolment outside of Trimester 2.

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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:

  • $440
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how to enrol

Click HERE to be directed to 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.

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course eligibility

This course is aimed at General Practitioners, Registrars and prevocational Doctors. Nurse practitioners are also eligible for this course. 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:

  • Identify effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on the skin
  • Determine the function and use of lasers and ionising radiation in treating common skin disorders
  • Identify and describe cutaneous changes that may be associated with Light Related Skin Disease and Pigmentation Disorders
  • Critically analyse clinical cutaneous observations and/or investigations to diagnose Light Related Skin Disease and Pigmentation Disorders
  • Plan and develop treatment and management regimens appropriate to Light Related Skin Disease and Pigmentation Disorders
  • 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: 

  • 6 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 before purchasing a course.

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 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.