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Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy

  • : Brisbane City QLD 4000
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

This course is for general practitioners and degree-qualified nurses who work under the supervision of a general practitioner. Participants must have successfully completed the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopycourse(or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also highly recommends successful completion of at least 50 cases of dermoscopy prior to enrolment. Equivalent alternatives include: practical experience, other qualifications or successful completion of the Advanced Certificate examination.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to credit(at)healthcert.com for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your educational history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within three working days.

Graduates of the University of Queensland Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy and Histopathology who also successfully complete the examinations for the Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy are eligible to enrol directly in the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy.

Doctors who have completed the UQ Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy and Histopathology or other formal dermoscopy training can receive academic credit towards the Professional Diploma (the final course in the three-part program) if they achieve a pass mark in the exams of the first two certificate courses Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy. Upon successful exam completion, doctors can directly progress to and will only need to pay for the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy course.

NOTE: While the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course covers Dermoscopy, it does not qualify for recognition of prior learning in the Certificate and Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy program which quickly moves on to more advanced dermoscopy techniques, including the Chaos and Clues method and the assessment of lesions on the face and acral sites. Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine alumni should begin with the Professional Certificate in Dermoscopy course.

COURSE CONTENTS

The Professional Diploma course will provide the participants with a range of skills and knowledge.

  • Screening children
  • screening young adults
  • Screening older patients
  • Lesions in different skin types
  • Flat/nodular and pigmented/non-pigmented lesions
  • Patient with multiple moles
  • Use of Dermoscopy for NMSC
  • Rules not to miss a melanoma

Course participants will:

  • Utilise Interactive Atlas international dermoscopy program
  • Utilise YouDermoscopy application (app)
  • Participate in webinars with experts and professional colleagues
  • Observe professional clinic/patient interactions via video
  • Evaluate dermoscopy cases in an online discussion board
COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Screening children - Elvira Moscarella

In this module, you will learn to recognise the characteristic patterns of presentation of melanocytic lesions in children. You will learn to identify dermatoscopic clues to diagnose problematic lesions and the common evolution patterns of benign melanocytic lesions in children.

Module 2: Screening young adults - Aimilios Lallas

In this module, you will learn the main diagnostic strategies that should be applied when screening individuals after puberty and until 50 years of age. These strategies are particularly useful when evaluating morphologically dubious lesions and they are based on characteristics of the lesion(s) and the overall context of each individual.

Module 3: Screening older patients - Caterina Longo

In the current module, you will learn how to manage elderly patients with pigmented and nonpigmented skin lesions including melanocytic and non-melanocytic neoplasms. Specific dermoscopic diagnostic clues will be highlighted in order to catch early melanomas while recognising the myriads of benign lesions.

Module 4: Lesions in Different Skin Types - Iris Zalaudek

In this module, you will learn how skin type influences the dermoscopic aspects of melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin tumours. Moreover, this module aims to provide clues for risk assessment of skin cancer and the frequency of different types of skin lesions in relation to differently sun-exposed areas. 

Module 5: Flat/nodular. Pigmented/non-pigmented - Elvira Moscarella

In this module, you will learn to the main dermoscopic clues to differentiate pigmented and non-pigmented variants of melanocytic and epithelial skin cancer. You will learn to identify common and uncommon dermatoscopic clues to diagnose nodular skin tumours.

Module 6: Patients with multiple moles - Harald Kittler

In this module, you will learn to manage patients with multiple moles. You will get familiar with the benefit and risks of sequential imaging with digital dermatoscopy and you will be able to identify clues to differentiate between growing nevi and melanoma.

Module 7: Dermoscopy for the management of NMSC - Aimilios Lallas

In this module, you will learn how dermoscopy can be useful in the management of basal and squamous cell carcinoma. In addition to its unquestionable diagnostic value, dermoscopy provides valuable information that might significantly enhance the choice of the optimal treatment and the more accurate monitoring of treatment response. 

Module 8: Rules not to miss melanoma - Aimilios Lallas

In this module, you will learn important management rules that minimise the possibility of missing melanoma. These rules are not based only on dermoscopic morphology, but on a more general approach, integrating information from clinical and dermoscopic examination, patient's history and overall clinical context. 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Recognised and developed by members of the International Dermoscopy Society, no other program brings together such a diverse and accomplished team of globally renowned dermatologists and dermoscopy experts. Your instructors are pioneers in the field of dermoscopy and have developed the methods and approaches which have become the education standards in all dermoscopy training programs worldwide. By sharing their first-hand knowledge, they collectively deliver the most comprehensive dermoscopy training. Led by the renowned Professor Giuseppe Argenziano, the team includes highly sub-specialised skin cancer experts from Italy, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, and Australia.

Dr Elvira Moscarella

Dr Elvira Moscarella

MD

Dermatologist, S.Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dr Aimilios Lallas

Dr Aimilios Lallas

MD PhD MSc

Dermatologist-Venereologist, First Department Of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Greece

A/Prof Caterina Longo

A/Prof Caterina Longo

MD PhD

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

Dr Iris Zalaudek

Dr Iris Zalaudek

MD PhD

Research Director of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Unit. Division of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Prof Harald Kittler

Prof Harald Kittler

MD

Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

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