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147885 - Expert Certificate of General Dermatology

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This Expert Certificate of General Dermatology is Module 1 of the two modules that combine for the Professional Diploma of General Dermatology. Module 2 is the Clinical Audit of General Dermatology. This course is designed to meet the needs of GPs wanting to acquire an advanced range of skills in the diagnosis and management of general dermatology conditions in primary care.

Relevance to General Practice

Dermatological conditions are a common component of general practice. Approx 15% of patient presentations are related to a dermatological complaint.This broad grouping of disorders encompasses specific dermatoses (eg atopic eczema, psoriasis), as well as 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 standard. Some medical graduates will have no training in skin examination and skin cancer diagnosis. International medical graduates typically receive more dermatology training may never have seen a skin cancer before coming to Australia. http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/AFP/2012/July/201207sin

Learning outcomes
  • Develop a systematic approach to diagnose and manage patients with complex problems of general dermatology incuding chronic urticaria and pressure ulcers.
  • Detect, assess and plan treatment for animal bites, insect bites and snake bites.
  • Diagnose complex pregnancy dermatoses and implement appropriate investigations and management strategies.
  • Evaluate and apply complex systemic and immunosuppressive treatments for dermatomyositis and sarcoidosis.
  • Diagnose and manage patients with various presentations of pigmented lesions including melanoma of the vulva.
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    147885 - Expert Certificate of General Dermatology
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    37.5 hours
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