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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF SKIN CANCER SURGERY

  • : Melbourne VIC 3000

COURSE OVERVIEW

Surgery is still considered the most effective and definitive skin cancer treatment. The Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for acquiring and honing various surgical techniques. 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

The Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for medical professionals wishing to learn important surgical techniques in the management of skin cancer to provide effective treatments to patients in the primary care setting, without the need for referral to specialists. Participants can expect an interactive, hands-on program with immediate applicability and the confidence to surgically treat skin lesions in their practice. The course is suitable for general practitioners and International Medical Graduates. It assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field, although HealthCert recommends that participants have some exposure to skin cancer surgery before enrolling in this course.

COURSE CONTENTS

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 unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
  • Have the opportunity to participate in optional clinical attachments 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 - 12:30pm Session 2 Suturing and perfecting the ellipse plus local anaesthetic
Theory and practical
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 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 INSTRUCTORS

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

Dr Tony Dicker

Dr Tony Dicker

MBBS PhD

Senior lecturer (Skin Cancer) & Course Coordinator MMed (Skin Cancer), The University of Queensland

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Dr Francis Tan

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer)

Certificate in Advanced Dermoscopy & Digital Imaging, The University of Queensland

Member, Skin Cancer College of Australia

Skin Cancer Doctor at Coorparoo Skin Cancer Centre

PROGRAM FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

REGULAR TUITION FEE

Professional Certificate

$3,195

Two-Course Bundle

$6,390

Three-Course Bundle

$9,585

Different payments options available.

EARLY BIRD RATE

Professional Certificate

$2,995

Two-Course Bundle

$5,690 

Three-Course Bundle

$7,995

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

Professional Certificate

$845 x 4

Two-Course Bundle

$860 x 7 

Three-Course Bundle

$930 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.

COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT 

The Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery 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.

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).

 

What you get for your one-off investment

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

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. The Sunday component of this course has been approved for the Training Grant for Rural and Remote Procedural GPs Program (Procedural Grant Program).

RACGP: 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points

ACRRM: 30 PRPD + 30 Surgery MOPS 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.
  • Qualifies for a Skin Cancer Surgery Clinical Attachment in France at the University of Lyon.
  • Qualifies for a Skin Cancer Surgery Clinical Attachment in Austria at the University of Vienna.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.
Title
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF SKIN CANCER SURGERY
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Duration
2 days
Start Date
23-Feb-2019
End Date
24-Feb-2019
CPD
2 days
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Location
Melbourne VIC 3000
Venue
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
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