Vesicular and Bullous Disease


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists. This online course will train you to ascertain the root cause of a patient’s dermatological condition that can cause vesicles and bullae (blisters).  

Full Course Information

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

Outline & Components

This online course will train you to ascertain the root cause of a patient’s dermatological condition that can cause vesicles and bullae (blisters). 

This course consists of five online topics:

  1. Overview
  2. Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  3. Bullous Pemphigoid
  4. Pemphigus Vulgaris
  5. Pemphigus Foliaceous


Lectures & Case Studies

Watch a recorded lecture and participate in discussion forum on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists.


Assessment for this module will requires the satisfactory completion of a number of topic based quizzes together with a small number of targeted case reports.

Required Hours

This course requires 11 study hours.

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course dates 2022

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

Trimester 1 2022             31st Jan – 24th April

Trimester 2 2022             2nd May – 31st July 

Trimester 3 2022             8th Aug – 30th Oct   

You can enrol in this course at any time to access the course material. Please be advised that the interactive components of this course – webinars and weekly case discussions- are only run in Trimester 3 of each year and enrolment in this Trimester is thus encouraged.

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course fees

This course consists of 5 topics:

One low fee includes access to the course for the duration of study including all learning material and resources:

  • GP/Registrar/Other $420
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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 GPs and GP registrars. Nurse practitioners and other medical registrars are also eligible. For queries regarding eligibility please contact

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course learning outcomes

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

  • Identify and diagnose cases of the conditions covered in your general practice
  • List related differential diagnoses
  • List the range of treatment options
  • Develop the most appropriate treatment/management options/plans according to various clinical scenarios/presentations at their practice
  • Discuss the risks of adverse outcomes associated with the various practical treatment options
  • Recognise the circumstances under which referral to a dermatologist should be considered when managing patients
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cPD points

Completion of this course will result in 40 CPD points from the RACGP and 10 hours.

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 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

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.