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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF SKIN CANCER SURGERY

  • : Gold Coast Mc QLD 4217

COURSE OVERVIEW

Surgery is still considered the most effective and definitive skin cancer treatment. The Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for deepening and advancing your surgical competence. In a highly practical program, you will learn how to perform large elliptical excisions and different types of flaps and grafts which will allow you to manage more complex skin cancer cases in your practice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

This course is for general practitioners and the nurses and dermal therapists who work under their supervision. There are no prerequisites for this course, however, HealthCert highly recommends that doctors should have some exposure to skin cancer surgery before enrolling in this course. 

COURSE CONTENTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides advanced training in skin cancer surgery 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:

  • Surgical anatomy and skin lines
  • Local anaesthetic blocks
  • Large elliptical excisions
  • Advanced suturing techniques
  • Rotation flaps
  • Advancement flaps
  • Full-thickness grafts
  • Dog ear repairs
  • Wound care and various dressings

Course participants will:

  • Observe experts performing skin cancer surgery techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Perform surgical techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback
  • Participate in online 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: 00am - 8:30am Registration  
8:30am - 10:15am Session 1 Theory, anatomy and principles of surgery
10:15am - 10:45am Morning Tea  
10:45am - 12:45pm Session 2 Suturing and perfecting the ellipse plus local anaesthetic
Theory and practical
12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch  
1:45pm - 3:15pm Session 3 Skin grafting and principles of flaps
Theory and practical
3:15pm - 3:45pm Afternoon Tea  
3:45pm - 5:00pm Session 4 Rhomboidal flaps, a tissue conserving flap
Theory and practical

Sunday

Time Session  Topic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  
8:00am - 10:00am Session 5 Pivotal flaps
Theory and practical
10:00am - 10.30am Morning Tea   
10:30am - 12:30pm Session 6 Advancement flaps
Theory and practical
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch   
1:30pm - 2:45pm Session 7 Wound care and managing complications
2:45pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Tea  
3:00pm - 4:00pm Session 8 Introduction to MOHS surgery
Case studies / Conclusion

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

This practical-based course is led by experienced skin cancer doctor and university lecturer who is joined by a team of surgical assistants. 

Dr Tony Dicker

Dr Tony Dicker

MBBS, PhD

Senior lecturer (Skin Cancer), UQ School of Medicine

Course Co-ordinator Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer)

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