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Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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 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.

This course is the second part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy, Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy and Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy. 

COURSE CONTENTS

The Advanced Certificate course will provide the participants with a range of knowledge including:

  • Pink tumours
  • Mucosal lesions
  • Difficult benign lesions
  • Nail lesions
  • Rare skin tumours
  • BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer
  • Difficult melanomas
  • Dermoscopy in general dermatology

Course participants will:

  • Utilise Interactive Atlas international dermoscopy program
  • Utilise 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
  • Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course
COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Pink tumours - A/Prof 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 2: Mucosal lesions - A/Prof 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 - A/Prof 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: Nail lesions - Prof 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 5: Rare skin tumours - Dr 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 6: BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer - Prof 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 7: Difficult melanomas - Prof 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 8: Dermoscopy in general dermatology - Dr 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 differentiate among them.

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

UPFRONT PAYMENT

Single course

$1,795

Two-Course Bundle*

$3,410

Three-Course Bundle*

$4,840

*Special rates for upfront registrations for multiple courses within the same pathway.

DEFERRED PAYMENT

Single course 

$640 x 3 

Two-Course Bundle

$605 x 6

Three-Course Bundle

$645 x 8 

 Defer your payments over several months.

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save up to $350 on online certificate courses and up to $500 on certificate courses that include a practical workshop. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Early Bird special.

MEET 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 Ashfaq A. Marghoob

MD

Attending Physician, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Skin Cancer Center, New York, USA

Prof Harald Kittler

MD

Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Prof Luc Thomas

MD, PhD

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 Tübingen, Germany

A/Prof Caterina Longo

MD PhD

Scientific Coordinator, Skin Cancer Unit, ASMN-IRCCS, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

A/Prof Iris Zalaudek

MD PhD

Head of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Trieste, Italy

Dr Aimilios Lallas

MD PhD MSc

Dermatologist-Venereologist, First Department Of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Greece

Dr Elvira Moscarella

MD

Dermatologist, Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy

COURSE DELIVERY

The Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy is designed as a fully online course. We offer a ‘start anytime online’ course structure, which gives flexible start and completion times for studies, as well as exam extensions, to fit in with busy schedules. Participants can enjoy the flexibility to study at their own pace, in their own time, within their home or office, and on their favourite mobile device. The modules are set up in such a way that participants are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video lectures at their convenience. The webinars offer the opportunity to join and interact with the presenters online in real-time but can also be viewed later. There are no face-to-face requirements for exams which can be conveniently completed online within six months of the start of a cohort. With no travel, accommodation or out-of-office expenses incurred, participants can build critical skills and tailor their career while working in a busy practice or raising a family.

There are eight units in a HealthCert Advanced Certificate program. The course is delivered over 15 weeks with 12 weeks of online teaching (video lectures, case discussion boards, webinars) and three weeks of revision and examination.

The course includes:

  • All presentation slides available for download.
  • Access to additional learning resources, reference materials and video lectures.
  • Reading list with references to peer-reviewed journal articles to keep up-to-date with developments in the field.
  • 12-month web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors questions while you implement your learning.
ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

In order for you to pass the assessment and progress to the next course, you must complete the exams within the allocated period. Exam extensions are available on a case by case basis. In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.

  • Develop a one-page report/explanation of how you will use the learning from this course in your professional work.
  • Compile a report listing the resource materials that you have collected to advance and apply your knowledge.

Online assessment

  • 104 knowledge questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
    • 13 per module
      Example: The medical practitioner believes that 10% of the population … Is he correct?  Yes/No
  • 104 authentic questions based on patient case scenarios at a clinic.
    • 13 per module
      Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do? Multiple choice images based on patient cases.

The knowledge-based examination is worth 50 per cent and the application-based examination is worth 50 per cent. The overall pass mark is 80 per cent. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone. Knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course.  

HealthCert recommends completion of the assessment at your convenience within six months of the start of a cohort.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy certificate and below points.RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points

ACRRM

      - PDP units: 32 Educational activity, 16 Performance review
     - MOPs points: 16

This certificate course:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PDP points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses
    endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Dubai. The number of CPD points must be stated on the certificate. Please contact PLD(at)dhcr.gov.ae for more information.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in the UK. CPD events overseas, applicable to a doctor’s scope of practice, may be submitted for revalidation. Please confirm with your Responsible Officer.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Canada through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Category 1 points are reported as certified and Category 2 points are reported as non-certified. Contact mainprocredits(at)cfpc.ca for more information.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is recognised by the Skin Cancer Institute and may be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship.
  • Has been collaboratively designed with, and reviewed by, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano, Head of the Dermatology Unit, Second University of Naples, Italy, and a prolific author of scientific articles.
  • Is recognised by the International Dermoscopy Society. Membership is worldwide and more than 100 countries are represented.
  • Gives graduates of the three-part Professional Diploma program a significant financial credit towards the Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventitive Dermato-Oncology program at the Medical University of Graz.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.
Type
Delivery
Title
Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dermatology, Skin cancer detection/mole scan/total skin check, Skin Cancer and the MBS
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
max 120 hours
CPD Points
RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points
Price
1795.00
Location
Online
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Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES
The Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy will meet the needs of medical professionals who already use dermoscopy in their practice and are interested in taking their skillset to a more advanced level. Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge in lesion management, including difficult and rare lesions, with teachings by an accomplished team of dermatologists and dermoscopy experts. The course is suitable for medical doctors and the degree-qualified nurses who work under their supervision, other degree-qualified health professionals with an interest in skin, as well as for International Medical Graduates.

Participants must have successfully completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy course (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. Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing English is assumed.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to credit(at)healthcert.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 two to three weeks.

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.
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