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Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery

  • : Online

COURSE OVERVIEW

Surgery is still considered the most effective and definitive skin cancer treatment. The Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for learning how to surgically remove skin cancers from anatomically complex and cosmetically sensitive areas with optimal scarring results. The program covers a variety of flaps, grafts and wedges for closure of defects on the head, neck, face, and upper and lower limbs.

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

COURSE CONTENTS

The course provides advanced training in skin cancer surgery and teaches various techniques allowing GPs to treat more complex cases in the primary care setting. Course participants can choose to complete the course entirely online or with an optional practical workshop.

  • Anatomy of the head, neck, face, and limbs
  • Advancement flaps and rhomboid flaps on the face, upper lip and lateral nose*
  • Rotational flaps in closure of scalp, cheek and distal limb defects*
  • Full-thickness and split-thickness grafts on the face and lower limb defects*
  • Closure of ear defects with flaps, grafts and wedges*
  • Closure techniques to minimise scarring*

All topics are covered online and during the web live tutorials. *These topics are also covered during the hands-on practical sessions in the optional skills workshop.

COURSE DELIVERY 

The Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery comprises of three parts, featuring 1) flexible online learning at your own pace, 2) interactive live web tutorials with additional content and demonstrations of procedures as well as 3) an optional small group practical workshop.

ONLINE LECTURES

Start your online studies anytime and complete the eight modules at your own pace. The video lectures cover clinical theory, demonstrations of procedures and case study discussions and are set up in such a way that you are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video lectures at your convenience. Exam extensions available to suit your busy schedule. 

LIVE WEB TUTORIALS

Reinforce your learning and ask any questions you might have in four interactive webinars with the presenters, covering real patient case discussions and additional video demonstrations of procedures that you can follow along in your office or home. The tutorials offer the opportunity to join and interact with the presenters online in real-time and can also be reviewed later.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

To cement your knowledge, attend an optional practical workshop available at select locations across Australia. The workshops offer the ideal opportunity to apply theory in practice and are delivered in a small group setting with demonstrations and hands-on skills practice of various procedures on pork parts and simulated models under expert supervision and guidance.

COURSE INCLUSIONS

For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.

  • Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
  • Eight online video modules to be viewed, replayed and completed at your convenience.
  • All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
  • Instruments and consumables for practical sessions in the optional practical workshop.
  • Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of the cohort.
  • Ongoing post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.
  • Access to the HealthCert Alumni Portal with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

CHOOSE DATE AND DELIVERY FORMAT

AVAILABLE FULLY ONLINE OR WITH PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

FULLY ONLINE
START STUDIES ANYTIME From $2,395
JOIN COHORT 3

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN BRISBANE From $3,095

21 NOVEMBER 2020

13 MARCH 2021

14 AUGUST 2021

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN SYDNEY

From $3,095

27 FEBRUARY 2021

11 SEPTEMBER 2021

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN MELBOURNE

From $3,095

20 MARCH 2021

16 OCTOBER 2021

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN PERTH

From $3,095

16 MAY 2021

SPECIAL RATES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

EARLY BIRD
RATE

Save up to $200

Only available for “online & workshop” option if registered 30 days prior to workshop date.

REGISTRARS SCHOLARSHIP

Save up to $500

For doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider.

COURSE
BUNDLES

Save up to $1,535

Enrol in two or three courses within the same education pathway to optimise your savings.

DEFERRED
PAYMENTS

Monthly from $695

Enrol in one, two or three courses within a pathway now and pay later in small monthly instalments.

*The individual offers and special rates cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Your course instructors are widely regarded as leading specialists in skin cancer surgery and business management. The optional practical workshops will be led by esteemed practitioners and surgical assistants in the respective location.

Dr Alister Lilleyman

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), FSCCA

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Skin Cancer Doctor at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Anthony Azzi 

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer)

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Director at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Victor Harling

MBBS

Skin Cancer Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres, Redcliffe

Type
Delivery
Title
Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Skin cancer detection/mole scan/total skin check, Skin Cancer and the MBS
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
MAX 120 HRS
End Date
16-Oct-2021
CPD Points
40
Price
2395.00
Price Details
FULLY ONLINE – From $2,395; ONLINE + WORKSHOP - From $3,095
Location
Online
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Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES
The Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates with a special interest in skin cancer medicine and who wish to treat more complex skin cancer cases. Participants can expect to reduce their referral rates as they gain invaluable experience that enables them to do more skin-related surgery in day-to-day work.

The course is suitable for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates. Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery (or a qualification deemed equivalent). It is recommended that 100 cases of skin cancer surgery have been completed before enrolling in the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery.

Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing in 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 Skin Cancer Surgery. 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning is granted for those who have completed the RACGP Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology DermCert4 and face-to-face workshop.
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