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Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine

  • : Online

The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine is ideal for medical professionals who wish to gain the optimum knowledge required to manage primary care patients with a multitude of skin cancer concerns, including rare, aggressive and complex cases. You can expect to acquire advanced knowledge in dermoscopy, histopathology, topical treatments, and electro-surgery, making you a favourable referral option for your colleagues.

The course is delivered online in 8 modules and presented by world’s leading skin cancer experts, including Professor Harald Kittler (Austria), Professor Richard Usatine (USA), Professor Iris Zalaudek (Austria), Professor Luc Thomas (France), and other thought leaders in this field.

Skin cancer is one of the most common dermatological conditions 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 online course offers a flexible learning experience with video lectures and online case discussions with the presenters.

This course is the final stage of the three-part Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine, quality-assured by Bond University.

This course will focus on lesion and field directed treatments as well as skin imaging, drug therapy, special situations, treatment of rare/aggressive skin cancers and studies of both melanoma and non-melanoma treatments. 

The theory sessions cover:

  • Merkel cell carcinoma and rare/aggressive skin cancers
  • Cutaneous cryosurgery and electrosurgery
  • Lesion- and field-directed treatments
  • Chemoprevention
  • Advanced histopathology
  • Dermal imaging
  • Factors influencing the choice of treatment
  • Managing special cases and complications, including immuno-supressed patients
Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dermatology, Surgery clinic/minor surgery, Skin cancer detection/mole scan/total skin check, Surgical, Skin Cancer and the MBS
15 weeks
CPD Points
RACGP: QI&CPD points: 40 Category 1 points | ACRRM: 30 PRPD + 30 Surgery MOPS points
Eligible for grants
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