Practical Therapies – Basic

Introduction

Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists This course aims to provide GPs with the skills and knowledge to perform basic dermatological surgery and procedures and manage surgical risk and complications.

Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This course aims to provide GPs with the skills and knowledge to perform basic dermatological surgery and procedures and manage surgical risk and complications.  This course consists of seven online modules:

  1. Cryotherapy
  2. Intralesional steroids
  3. Biopsy techniques
  4. Curettage & Cautery
  5. Non-Surgical treatments of skin cancer
  6. Cutaneous surgical anatomy & danger zones
  7. Patient management pre and post operatively
 
WEBINARS & DISCUSSION FORUMS

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

 
TOPIC SCENARIOS

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.

 
ASSESSMENT

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

 

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course dates 2021

Term 3 2021         5th July – 29th Aug
Trimester 1 2021   31st Jan – 24th April
Trimester 2 2021  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
  • Nurse practitioners $1,050
  • Other trainees and 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. Nurse practitioners and other medical registrars are also eligible.

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

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course learning outcomes

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

  • Explain how to perform basic dermatological surgery and procedures (cryotherapy, biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, intralesional steroid injection, and suturing).
  • Describe the appropriate circumstances in which to perform basic  dermatological surgery and procedures.
  • Describe the risks and complications relating to basic  dermatological surgery and procedures.
  • Explain when and how to use non-surgical treatments for skin cancer.
  • Describe ways surgical risk may be managed.
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cPD points

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

25 PDP points or 5 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 10 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 gpderm@dermcoll.edu.au 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 10 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 gpderm@dermcoll.edu.au

    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.