ADVANCED CERTIFICATE OF DERMOSCOPY
- : Brisbane City QLD 4000
The Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy is the second course in the three-part HealthCert Certificate and Diploma program in Dermoscopy. The course has been designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who already use dermoscopy and are interested in taking their skill-set to a more advanced level. The course will provide the participants with a range of skills and knowledge in the management of nail lesions, mucosal lesions, difficult benign lesions and Melanomas, pink tumours, rare skin tumours, and the broad spectrum of BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer. Recognised and developed by members of the International Dermoscopy Society, no other program brings together such a diverse and accomplished team of globally renowned dermatologists and dermoscopy experts from Italy, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, and Australia.ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES
This course is for general practitioners and degree-qualified nurses who work under the supervision of a general practitioner. Participants must have successfully completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Dermoscopycourse (or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also highly recommends successful completion of at least 25 cases of dermoscopy prior to enrolment. Equivalent alternatives include: practical experience, other qualifications or successful completion of the Professional Certificate examination.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to credithealthcert.com for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your educational history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within three working days.
Doctors who have completed the UQ Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy and Histopathology or other formal dermoscopy training can receive academic credit towards the Professional Diploma (the final course in the three-part program) if they achieve a pass mark in the exams of the first two certificate courses Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy. Upon successful exam completion doctors can directly progress to and will only need to pay for the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy course.
NOTE: While the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course covers Dermoscopy, it does not qualify for recognition of prior learning in the Certificate and Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy program which quickly moves on to more advanced dermoscopy techniques, including the Chaos and Clues method and the assessment of lesions on the face and acral sites. Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine alumni should begin with the Professional Certificate in Dermoscopy course.COURSE CONTENTS
The Advanced Certificate course will provide the participants with a range of skills and knowledge.
- Nail lesions
- Mucosal lesions
- Difficult benign lesions
- Difficult melanomas
- Pink tumours
- Rare skin tumours
- BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer
- Dermoscopy in general dermatology
Course participants will:
- Utilize Interactive Atlas international dermoscopy program
- Utilize YouDermoscopy application (app)
- Participate in webinars with experts and professional colleagues
- Observe professional clinic/patient interactions via video
- Evaluate dermoscopy cases in an online discussion board
Module 1: Nail lesions - Luc Thomas
In this module, you will learn the clinical and dermoscopic clues to help diagnose melanonychia striata and to better select patients to be submitted to biopsy. You will also learn the per-operative dermoscopic features of nail unit lentigo, nevu and melanoma. Clinical and dermoscopical features of nail unit unpigmented tumours will also be reviewed.
Module 2: Mucosal lesions - Andreas Blum
In this module, you will learn the dermoscopic patterns of the most frequent lesions of the mucosa. Practical tips will be presented for using the dermoscope at the mucosal area and how to differentiate benign and malignant lesions.
Module 3: Difficult benign lesions - Caterina Longo
In this module, you will learn the morphologic variability of naevi with special features and the diagnostic clues that aid to distinguish them from malignancy.
Module 4: Difficult melanomas - Ashfaq A. Marghoob
In this module, you will learn the dermoscopic clues to help diagnose melanomas that often prove challenging to recognise clinically. The use of dermoscopy has allowed for the improved recognition of nodular melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma, amelanotic melanoma, epidermotropic metastatic melanomas, melanoma on sun damaged skin, nevoid melanoma, verrucous melanoma, among others. The dermoscopic features to help in the recognition of the aforementioned melanomas will be expanded upon in this module.
Module 5: Pink tumours - Iris Zalaudek
In this module, you will learn how to assess pink lesions including melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin tumours based on the recognition of specific vascular structures, their arrangement and specific clues. In addition, established management rules will be discussed that aid to avoid missing amelanotic melanoma.
Module 6: Rare skin tumours - Elvira Moscarella
In this module, you will learn dermoscopy features of pigmented and non-pigmented variants of uncommon skin tumours. You will learn to identify dermatoscopic clues helpful to diagnose rare skin cancer, with special emphasis on those tumours that are associated with complex syndromes.
Module 7: BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer - Harald Kittler
In this module, you will learn to characterise patterns of pigmented and non-pigmented variants of epithelial skin cancer. You will learn to identify common and uncommon dermatoscopic clues to diagnose all variants of epithelial skin cancer with confidence.
Module 8: Dermoscopy in general dermatology - Aimilios Lallas
In this module, you will learn the dermoscopic patterns of the most frequent inflammatory and infectious skin diseases and also practical tips on how dermoscopy can help differentiating among themMEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Recognised and developed by members of the International Dermoscopy Society, no other program brings together such a diverse and accomplished team of globally renowned dermatologists and dermoscopy experts. Your instructors are pioneers in the field of dermoscopy and have developed the methods and approaches which have become the education standards in all dermoscopy training programs worldwide. By sharing their first-hand knowledge, they collectively deliver the most comprehensive dermoscopy training. Led by the renowned Professor Giuseppe Argenziano, the team includes highly sub-specialised skin cancer experts from Italy, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, and Australia.
Prof Luc Thomas
Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lyon, France
A/Prof Andreas Blum
MD PhD MSc (DermPrevOncol)
Public, Private and Teaching Practice, Konstanz, Germany
Associate Professor at the University of Tuebingen, Germany
A/Prof Caterina Longo
Scientific Coordinator, Skin Cancer Unit, ASMN-IRCCS, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
A/Prof Ashfaq A. Marghoob
Attending Physician, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Skin Cancer Center, New York, USA
Dr Iris Zalaudek
Research Director of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Unit. Division of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Dr Elvira Moscarella
Dermatologist, S.Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Prof Harald Kittler
Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Dr Aimilios Lallas
MD PhD MSc
Dermatologist-Venereologist, First Department Of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Greece