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114763 - Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology

  • : Online

This course is designed by dermatologists for GPs who wish to build on their knowledge from the Professional Certificate. There is greater focus on advanced cases: emergency skin conditions, vitiligo, infestations, dermatomyositis and sarcoidosis, psoriasis, linchen planus, atopic/contact dermatitis, acne, lymphomas, nail diseases, alopecia nail disease, and more challenging dermatology cases.

Relevance to General Practice

Dermatological conditions are common in everyday workload, approx 15% of patient presentations related to a dermatological complaint.This broad grouping of disorders encompasses specific dermatoses (eg atopic eczema, psoriasis), and cutaneous infections, drug reactions, secondary processes (eg ulceration), cutaneous effects of primary diseases in other organs, and cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases. 
afp Skin 2017 Skin biopsy in the diagnosis of inflammatory skin disease. 
Dermatology training in medical schools in Australia is poor by international standards and extremely variable.3 Some medical graduates will not have received training in skin examination and skin cancer diagnosis. International medical graduates typically receive more dermatology training but may never have seen a skin cancer before coming to work in Australia. 
The ethnic diversity in Australia means GPs working in metropolitan clinics see few patients with skin cancer. 

Learning outcomes
  • Categorise and accurately identify dematological emergencies and develop systems to manage these presentations.
  • Evaluate treatments for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis and the contributing factors that might exacerbate these conditions.
  • Diagnose and appropriately manage patients with hair loss, including cicatricial alopecia.
  • Diagnose and appropriately manage patients with nail diseases, including those less commonly seen in general practice.
  • Design a system based approach to the safe monitoring of combination antibiotic therapy and biologic therapy.
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    114763 - Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology
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    30 hours
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    30 hours
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