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Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

  • : Brisbane City QLD 4000
COURSE OVERVIEW

Skin cancer is the most common dermatological condition seen in Australian 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 skills 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 AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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:

  • Dermoscopy
  • Punch and shave biopsy
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment options
  • Melanoma management
  • Elliptical excisions and suturing
  • Histopathology
  • Wound management
  • Medicare billing
  • Workflow management

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 Sessio n 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 Australia
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

Dr Simon Clark

Dr Simon Clark

MBChB FRCPA Specialist

Histopathologist and Dermatopathologist

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology at The University of Queensland

Paul Elmslie

Mr Paul Elmslie

MBA

Founder and CEO of HealthCert International

Dr Hamilton Ayres

Dr Hamilton Ayres

MBBS

Skin Cancer Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres

 

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