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Professional Certificate of General Dermatology Online

  • : Sydney NSW 2000


Presented by noted dermatologists, this comprehensive course teaches how to manage common skin, hair and nail conditions in primary care. You will learn about modes of presentation, relevant investigations and management of all of the common skin conditions from acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis through to drug rashes, hair loss and common cosmetic complaints. 

The course is delivered online in 8 modules which can be viewed and replayed at any time. Participants will receive valuable 12 months web-based support from the speakers and participate in regular online learning sessions with the opportunity to ask any questions you might have as you implement your learning.

This course is the first part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Dermatology. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Dermatology, Advanced Certificate of Dermatology (Coming soon) and Professional Diploma of Dermatology (Coming soon).


This course is for General Practitioners and for degree-qualified nurses and dermal therapists that work under their supervision. The course assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field. 

Professionally recognised qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.


The certificate course offers richly illustrated clinical examples and opportunities for interactive discussions on the cases provided and covers various dermatology conditions.

The theory sessions cover:

Module 1 Module 5
  • Common Benign Conditions
  • Dermatopathology
  • Pigmentary Conditions
  • Pruritus
  • Skin infections
  • Contact dermatitis
Module 2 Module 6
  • Facial rashes Seborrhea and Rosacea
  • Hair loss
  • Systematic diseases with skin findings
  • Nail disease
  • Fungal infections
Module 3 Module 7
  • Papulosquamous disorders
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Psoriasis
  • Follicular disorders (including hidradenitis)
  • Lichen planus and pityriasis rosea
  • Blistering disorders
Module 4 Module 8
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • General dermatology cases
  • Acne


Course participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to replay video lectures from medical experts
  • Participate in discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
  • Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
  • Participate in course webinar prior to the examinations and ask questions
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
  • Optional clinical attachments are also available at dedicated dermatology clinics 



Prof Richard P. Usatine

Prof Richard P. Usatine



Distinguished Teaching Professor; Professor, Family and Community Medicine; Professor, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery; Program Director, Underserved Family Medicine Dermatology Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; Medical Director, Skin Clinic, University Health System, San Antonio, Texas. HealthCert Course Chair.

Dr Christopher Ross

Dr Christopher Ross

BSc (BiomedSc)(Hons) BMBS FACD


Specialist Dermatologist. Currently visiting multiple rural locations in South Australia to extend specialist care and improve dermatology training to rural students and doctors

Dr Caterina Longo

A/Prof Caterina Longo



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

Dr Jonathan B. Karnes

Dr Jonathan B. Karnes



Family Medicine Physician with special fellowship training in dermatology, faculty member in Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program. Maine, USA

Dr Zoe Apalla

Dr Zoe Apalla

M.D., PhD


Consultant Dermatologist, State Clinic, State Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece. Co-Author of more than 115 scientific papers.


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