Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures
The Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures provides the clinician with intermediate level knowledge including the ability to understand and manage a variety of common problems that require office-based surgical intervention, such as foreign body removal, lacerations, sebaceous cysts and ingrown toenails.
The program is suitable for Medical Doctors, overseas trained doctors, newly arrived doctors seeking to work in rural networks, nurse practitioners and VR doctors who wish to further develop their surgical office-based knowledge. The program is approved for the Rural Procedural grant program.
- Lacerations, leg ulcers and lipomas
- Abscesses and sebaceous cysts
- Foreign bodies
- Ingrown toenails
- Warts, skin lesions and haematomas
- Haemorrhoids and anal-rectal conditions
- Local anaesthesia
- Simple and advanced suturing
- Post-operative care and dressing selection
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 graduates also receive ongoing post-course support through regular alumni webinars.
The courses in this pathway comprise 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 in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide.