Clinical Attachment in Skin Cancer Medicine
- : Brisbane City QLD 4000
In collaboration with universities, teaching hospitals and specialist private clinics, the HealthCert clinical attachments program provides GPs and clinical nurses with a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and clinical support training. Participants will have the unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of procedures in dedicated treatment facilities by observing and questioning experts – this may include all aspects of treatment including initial consultations and patient treatment options as well as surgical procedures, use of equipment and patient follow-ups.
Participants can undertake the program in Australia or in various locations in Europe. We are hard at work adding more partners to the list so please check back often for updated information.
The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in skin cancer medicine who have completed the HealthCert Skin Cancer Medicine or Surgery courses (or equivalent). It is recommended that participants complete a clinical attachment in Australia first as the program will follow exactly the training received at HealthCert courses. Subsequently medical professionals can gain an insight into the clinical practice, patient care management, and cultural context of the overseas’ specialist facilities.
The program may be tailored individually to the participant’s special interests and activities may include, but are not limited to:
- First and second level screening of patients with benign and malignant skin tumors
- Confocal imaging of suspicious lesions
- Mole mapping facility tours
- Clinico-pathologic meetings
- Tumor board meetings for the multidisciplinary discussion of difficult cases
- Biopsy techniques
- Cryotherapy, curettage and field treatments
- Ellipses and direct repair
- Flaps and grafts
- Clinical notes and billing
MEET YOUR SUPERVISORS
Your supervisors are widely regarded as some of the world’s foremost specialists in skin cancer medicine, including:
Dr Victor Harling
MBBS (UQ), Diploma (SCCA)
Skin Cancer Physician at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre, Queensland, Australia
Dr Harald Kittler
Professor of Dermatology at Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Dr Luc Thomas
Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology, Lyons cancer research center (Pr Puisieux), France
Medical professionals can apply for a two-day or five-day program where they will experience first-hand the day-to-day operations and interactions of world class skin cancer facilities. Participants will further develop their clinical skills by observing experienced skin cancer doctors, participating in case discussions and asking questions on all aspects of skin cancer treatment and patient care.