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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF SKIN CANCER MEDICINE (FACE-TO-FACE OR ONLINE)

  • : Adelaide SA 5000

COURSE OVERVIEW

Skin cancer is the most common dermatological condition seen in general practice – and it is not overly complex to manage if you have the right skill set. This certificate course has been specifically designed for time-poor general practitioners wishing to acquire the knowledge required to safely and confidently diagnose and treat commonly encountered skin lesions.

The course is delivered both face-to-face and online. The two-day face-to-face course combines interactive lectures, case discussions and surgical practical sessions on pork parts. The online course offers a flexible learning experience with video lectures and online case discussions with the presenters.

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

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

This course is for general practitioners and the nurses and dermal therapists who work under their supervision. The course assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field. 

COURSE CONTENTS

The course provides training in skin cancer medicine and teaches various techniques allowing GPs to treat more complex cases in the primary care setting. The program includes practical surgery sessions. Our team of surgical assistants will guide and support you as you practise the various surgical techniques.

The theory and practical sessions cover:

  • Skin anatomy and histology
  • Diagnosis with dermoscopy
  • Benign and malignant skin lesions
  • Melanoma management
  • Dermatopathology
  • Topical treatment options
  • Punch and shave biopsies
  • Elliptical excisions and suturing
  • Workflow and Medicare billing

Course participants will:

  • Observe experts performing Skin Cancer Medicine techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Participate in discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
  • Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
  • Optional clinical attachments are also available at dedicated skin cancer clinics

COURSE OUTLINE Saturday

Time Session Topic
8:30am - 9:00am Registration  
9:00am - 10:30am Session 1 The foundations
  • Skin anatomy, histology, skin history and examination
  • Common benign skin lesions and cancer mimickers
  • Biopsy
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea  
11:00am - 12:30pm Session 2

An approach to pigmented skin lesions

  • Where nevi come from and their natural history
  • Clinical alarms
  • 3 point checklist for dermoscopy
  • Melanoma
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 2:45pm Session 3

Dermatopathology / Treatment

  • Topical treatment options
  • Dermatopathology
2:45pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Tea  
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 4

An approach to non-pigmented skin cancers

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Bowens disease
  • BCC
  • SCC/KA
  • Dysplastic Nevi and DNS
  • Clinical cases

Sunday

Time Session  Topic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  
8:00am - 10:00am Session 5

Skin cancer business management

  • Skin cancer workflow and Medicare
10:00am - 10.30am Morning Tea   
10:30am - 11:30am Session 6

Surgical theory

  • Principles of wound healing and dressings
  • Sutures and needles
  • Complications
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch   
12:30pm - 2:00pm Session 7

Surgery practical 1

  • Suturing - different types of knots
  • Simple interrupted and deep sutures
  • Vertical mattress
2:00pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Tea  
2:30pm - 4:00pm Session 8

Surgery practical 2

  • The perfect ellipse

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Your instructors are widely regarded as some of the world’s foremost specialists in skin cancer medicine and business management, including:

Prof David Wilkinson

Prof David Wilkinson

MBChB MSc MD PhD DSc MRCP FRACGP FACRRM FAFPHM

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Macquarie University, Sydney

Dr Simon Clark

Dr Simon Clark

MBChB FRCPA Specialist

Honorary Lecturer in Pathology, The University of Queensland

Dr Hamilton Ayres

Dr Hamilton Ayres

BA, BSc, BMBS, FRACGP

Skin Cancer Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres, Monash

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Dr Scott Arnold

Senior Lecturer (Skin Cancer), The University of Queensland, Australia

Paul Elmslie

Mr Paul Elmslie

MBA

Founder and CEO of HealthCert International

 

PROGRAM FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

REGULAR TUITION FEE

Professional Certificate (Face-to-Face)

$3,195

Two-Course Bundle*

$6,390

Three-Course Bundle*

$8,685

Diff erent payments options available.

EARLY BIRD RATE

Professional Certificate (Face-to-Face)

$2,995

Two-Course Bundle*

$5,690 

Three-Course Bundle*

$7,365

Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
DEFERRED PAYMENT

Professional Certificate (Face-to-Face)

$845 x 4

Two-Course Bundle*

$860 x 7 

Three-Course Bundle*

$865 x 9 

 Defer your payments over several months.

 

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship.

*Two- and Three-Course Bundles including the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (face-to-face). 

PROGRAM FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS 

REGULAR TUITION FEE

Professional Certificate (Online)

$2,295

Tw o-Course Bundle*

$5,490

Three-Course Bundle*

$7,785

Different payments options available.

EARLY BIRD RATE

Professional Certificate (Online)

$2,195

Two-Course Bundle*

$4,930 

Three-C ourse Bundle*

$6,725

Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
DEFERRED PAYMENT

Professional Certificate (Online)

$795 x 3

Two-Course Bundle*

$760 x 7 

Three-Course Bundle*

$790 x 9 

 Defer your payments over several months.

 

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship.

*Two- and Three-Course Bundles including the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (online). 

DELIVERY FORMAT 1: FACE-TO-FACE 

The Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine is designed as a face-to-face course that is supported by online materials. There are eight units in a HealthCert Professional Certificate program. Course learning materials will be available for a minimum of 15 weeks. There will be pre-reading activities, an intensive weekend program with expert demonstrations and practical hands-on activities, online materials and further readings, individual assessment tasks and finally two online examinations. 

What you get for your one-off investment:

  • Online pre-course activity (to be completed in your own time prior to the course component).
  • Two-day practical course including catering.
  • All materials including surgical instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
  • Full-colour workbook including all presentation slides.
  • Additional online training in dermoscopy.
  • 18 video-based lectures for reference and review for life. 
  • Post-course online assessment (to be completed in your own time within three months of attending the program).
  • Post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.

DELIVERY FORMAT 2: ONLINE 

For delegates who are unable to attend the face-to-face 2-day program due to timetable conflicts or travel distance, we offer a 100% online training option. Upon registration, you will be able to access all learning contents immediately and complete the certificate course online. If you would then like to cement your knowledge, you have the option to attend the face-to-face equivalent of the course anytime it suits you*.  

What you get for your one-off investment:

  • 18 video lectures, including all content from the 2-day face-to-face course.
  • Full-colour workbook including all presentation slides.
  • Disposable instrument pack, sutures and biopsy kit for surgery practice in your own office or home (posted to you via Express Post upon registration).
  • Additional online training in dermoscopy (100 image quiz using the 3-point checklist).
  • 5 x webinar case study sessions, held at fortnightly intervals with a mandatory attendance requirement.
  • Post-course online assessment (to be completed in your own time within three months of attending the program).
  • Post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.

*Additional fees apply.

ASSESSMENT

In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes a professional requirement and two online examinations.

  • Develop a one-page report/explanation of how you will use the learning from this course in your professional work.

Online assessment

  • 88 knowledge questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
    • 11 per module
      Example: The medical practitioner believes that 10% of the population … Is he correct?  Yes/No
  • 88 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic
    • 11 per module
      Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do?  Multiple choice images based on patient cases.

The knowledge-based examination is worth 50 per cent and the application-based examination is worth 50 per cent. The overall pass mark is 80 per cent. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone. Knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course.

HealthCert recommends completion of the assessment at your convenience within three months of the completion of the course (or enrolling in the online course).

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine.

Face-to-face:
The course has been approved for the Training Grant for Rural and Remote Procedural GPs Program (Procedural Grant Program).

RACGP: 80 Category 1 QI&CPD points

ACRRM: 30 PRPD + 30 Surgery MOPS points

 

Online:

RACGP: 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points

ACRRM: 30 PRPD Points

 

This certificate course:

  • Is recognised by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)
  • Is accredited by The Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) and may be used as part of an application for Certified Skin Cancer Doctor credentials.
  • Has been collaboratively designed with, and is annually reviewed by, Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Macquarie University.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Professional Diploma Pathway

This course is the first stage of the three-part professional diploma pathway. The full pathway is Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer MedicineProfessional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine.
 

Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology

Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology studied through the Rila Institute of Health Sciences and awarded by the University of Plymouth (UK).

There are three modules in the Postgraduate Diploma. Medical professionals who successfully complete the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer MedicineAdvanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine will be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) for module 3.

The Postgraduate Diploma is mainly delivered online. No practical workshops will be required due to the APCL from the HealthCert qualifications. Overall there will be a time saving of 40 per cent of the postgraduate program due to the APCL. Exams will be held in Perth, Western Australia.

When the Postgraduate Diploma has been successfully completed, medical professionals can apply for credit from the Postgraduate Diploma to the Master of Science in the specialism awarded by the University of Plymouth.

For more information, please click here.

 

Certified Clinical Attachments Pathway

Doctors participating the Skin Cancer Medicine program can attend a HealthCert Clinical Attachment at a specialist clinic or university teaching hospital to further refine and enhance their professional knowledge. A HealthCert Australian Clinical Attachment is recommended as the first clinical attachment and a HealthCert International Clinical Attachment is recommended for subsequent clinical attachments.

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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF SKIN CANCER MEDICINE (FACE-TO-FACE OR ONLINE)
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Start Date
06-Apr-2019
End Date
07-Apr-2019
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