84002 - Certificate of Dermoscopy
An ideal introduction to dermoscopy suitable for both doctors and nurses wanting to understand the basics of this essential skin cancer diagnostic technique.
This is a practical course presented by leading skin cancer practitioners who are passionate about dermoscopy and believe its routine use in primary care settings can significantly reduce mortality and morbidity.
The program focuses on diagnosis of both pigmented and non-pigmented lesions with emphasis on using the “Chaos and Clues” diagnostic algorithm. Interactive ‘Around the Room’ case study sessions allow where participants to apply the skills learnt during the lectures to discuss a variety of actual cases.
Participants are also introduced to the practical application of skin photographic techniques and common problems encountered when conducting skin examinations.
2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. 
More than 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer each year. 
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
Skin cancers account for about 80% of all new cancers diagnosed each year in Australia. 
The number of treatments for basal and squamous cell carcinomas is more than five times the incidence of all other cancers combined. Medicare records show there were 974,767 treatments for squamous and basal cell carcinoma skin cancers in 2015 – that’s more than 2,500 skin cancer treatments every day. 
Basal and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers accounted for almost one quarter of all cancer-related hospitalisations in 2010–11.  The cost to the health system of these skin cancers alone is estimated to be more than $500 million annually. http://www.sunsmart.com.au/about/skin-cancer-facts-stats