Certificate of Dermoscopy
- : Online
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.
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Delegates are provided with pre-reading materials before the weekend workshop and are given two recommended text books. 1) Dermatoscopy - an algorithmic method based on pattern analysis Kittler H, Rosendahl C, Cameron A, Tschandl P Facultas Verlags- und Buchhandels AG, Vienna 2011. 2) Handbook of Dermoscopy Malvehy J, Puig S, Braun RP, Marghoob AA, Kopf AW, 2006 Taylor & Francis.
We require delegates to email us and provide a few sentences advising how they have incorporated the learning into their day to day practise. If they haven't incorporated the learning to date, we would like to hear about that as well, and perhaps any explanation as to why not. This report back will help us in future planning. To be awarded the Certificate of Dermoscopy, participants must also complete an online exam within 2 weeks after attending the face-to-face workshop. The 60 minute exam us
Understand the place of a range of dermatoscopic techniques in clinical practice in the diagnosis of a range of skin conditions. Describe the five main dermatoscopic patterns of pigmented lesions and describe and recognise the eight main “clues” to malignancy for pigmented skin lesions. Describe patient selection for, and conduct of, a full skin examination. Describe a system of recall and follow up of lesions of concern, procedures and pathology results.
To be awarded the Certificate of Dermoscopy, participants must also complete an online exam within 2 weeks after attending the face-to-face workshop. The 60 minute exam uses a multiple choice format comprising 30 theory questions, plus 30 questions requiring analysis of dermoscopic and clinical images.
Face-to-face, interactive learning, including interactive sessions focusing on real case studies.
2 day workshop (9.00am to 5.00pm daily).
Procedural Grant: Eligible for 2 days under Surgery