Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists this online course will teach participants the skills and knowledge on how to identify, differentiate and evaluate melanoma and other skin cancers.

Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This online course will teach participants the skills and knowledge on how to identify, differentiate and evaluate melanoma and other skin cancers.  This course consists of four online topics:
  1. Melanoma
  2. Basal Cell Carcinoma
  3. Squamous Cell Carcinomas
  4. Less Common Skin Malignancies



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


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.


Complete the topic scenarios, a 500 word case study and an online multiple choice final exam.


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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
Trimester 2 2022    2nd May – 31st July
Trimester 3 2022   8th Aug – 30th Oct
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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 $1,150
  • GP registrars $1,050
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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 GPs and GP registrars. For queries regarding eligibility please contact

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course learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the epidemiology of melanoma and other skin cancers 
  • Understand the important aspects of patient history and examination to determine risk for melanoma 
  • Identify naevi and melanoma as part of a thorough patient examination 
  • Describe surveillance strategies for patients at high risk of developing melanoma
  • Describe the clinical and histological characteristics of common naevi, dysplastic naevi and melanoma 
  • Describe different biopsy techniques (partial biopsies – punch, shave, incisional, versus excisional biopsies), the pitfalls associated with different biopsy techniques and situations in which partial biopsies are appropriate 
  • Understand the importance of clinicopathological correlation, how to interpret the pathology report and important information in a synoptic report 
  • Assess melanoma staging and appropriate investigations 
  • Apply understanding of dysplastic naevi and melanoma to make clinical decisions and explain these to patients 
  • Implement and monitor management plans for dysplastic naevi and melanoma 
  • Identify when melanoma should be referred to another medical specialist or tertiary referral center 
  • The role of the GP in follow-up of patients following a diagnosis of melanoma 
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CPD points

Completion of this course will result in 40 CPD points from the RACGP.

20 PDP points or 4 MOPS points from ACRRM.

The RNZCGP recognises activities and events done through Dermatology Australasia. 

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terms & conditions

  1. The enrolment fee includes access to the online modules
  2. Access to the online modules and any associated materials are available for the duration of the course.
  3. Registration in the program will be confirmed upon receipt of the completed enrolment form and payment of the relevant course fees to ACD.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 20 days prior to term completion.
  7. Participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment once all course components have been completed.

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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cancellations & refunds

  1. 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.
  2. No refund of fees will be made once a student has enrolled in the course.
  3. 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.
  4. All requests for deferment must be made in writing to

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 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.