Skin Disease in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists. This online course will train you to provide safe and competent Dermatology services to the Australian Indigenous population. It focuses on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required when taking a history, examining, diagnosing, and managing skin diseases in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This online course will train you to provide safe and competent Dermatology services to the Australian Indigenous population. It focuses on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required when taking a history, examining, diagnosing, and managing skin diseases in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

This course consists of ten online topics:

  1. Lupus Erythematosus
  2. Insulin Resistance Diabetes and Acanthosis Nigricans
  3. Streptococcal Pyoderma, Rheumatic Fever and Glomerulonephritis
  4. Scabies
  5. Community-Acquired (Associated) Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  6. Leprosy
  7. Tinea
  8. Pityriasis Versicolor
  9. Melioidosis
  10. Cross Cultural Awareness

Lectures & Case Studies

Participate in discussion forums on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists.


Assessment for this module requires the satisfactory completion of a number of topic based quizzes and practice scenarios.

Required Hours

This course requires 22 study hours.

Course Handbook

Please download the course handbook here for more information.

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course dates 2024

Enrolment dates do not apply for this course. You may enroll 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 enroll in this course at any time to access the course material. 

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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 enrollments 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

*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 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:

  • Describe the common skin diseases that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in urban, regional and remote Australia 
  • Distinguish between different manifestations of common skin diseases in heavily pigmented skin
  • Determine the possible different perceptions of causes of skin diseases by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Describe how to communicate with patients in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Generate a treatment regimen compatible with cultural attitudes
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CPD Hours

Completion of this course qualifies for the RACGP CPD hours listed below:

The RNZCGP recognises activities and events done through Dermatology Australasia.

This course is also ACRRM approved for the following PDP hours: 

  • 17 Educational Activity Hours
  • 5 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.

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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.