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Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery

  • : Online

COURSE OVERVIEW

Surgery is still considered the most effective and definitive skin cancer treatment. The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for doctors with a special interest in skin cancer surgery. Delivered by noted skin cancer doctors and a team of experienced GPs, the program covers surgical procedures for the nose and the lower limb, reconstruction of alar and sidewall nasal defects, reconstruction of the nasal tip and glabellar defects, skin grafts and flaps for the lower limb.

This course is the third part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery. 

COURSE CONTENTS

The course provides advanced training in skin cancer surgery, allowing GPs to manage more complex cases in the primary care setting. Course participants can choose to complete the course entirely online or with an optional practical workshop.

  • Neurovascular island flaps*
  • Bilobed flaps*
  • Banner and rhomboid flaps*
  • V-Y flaps*
  • Lip wedges*
  • Periorbital defects*
  • Case presentations

All topics are covered online and during the web live tutorials. *These topics are also covered during the hands-on practical sessions in the optional skills workshop.

COURSE DELIVERY 

The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery comprises of three parts, featuring 1) flexible online learning at your own pace, 2) interactive live web tutorials with additional content and demonstrations of procedures as well as 3) an optional small group practical workshop.

ONLINE LECTURES

Start your online studies anytime and complete the eight modules at your own pace. The video lectures cover clinical theory, demonstrations of procedures and case study discussions and are set up in such a way that you are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video lectures at your convenience. Exam extensions available to suit your busy schedule. 

LIVE WEB TUTORIALS

Reinforce your learning and ask any questions you might have in four interactive webinars with the presenters, covering real patient case discussions and additional video demonstrations of procedures that you can follow along in your office or home. The tutorials offer the opportunity to join and interact with the presenters online in real-time and can also be reviewed later.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

To cement your knowledge, attend an optional practical workshop available at select locations across Australia. The workshops offer the ideal opportunity to apply theory in practice and are delivered in a small group setting with demonstrations and hands-on skills practice of various procedures on pork parts and simulated models under expert supervision and guidance.

COURSE INCLUSIONS

For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.

  • Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
  • Eight online video modules to be viewed, replayed and completed at your convenience.
  • All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
  • Instruments and consumables for practical sessions in the optional practical workshop.
  • Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of the cohort.
  • Ongoing post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.
  • Access to the HealthCert Alumni Portal with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

CHOOSE DATE AND DELIVERY FORMAT

AVAILABLE FULLY ONLINE OR WITH PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

FULLY ONLINE – START STUDIES ANYTIME

From $2,395

JOIN COHORT 3

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN BRISBANE

From $3,195

22 NOVEMBER 2020

14 MARCH 2021

15 AUGUST 2021

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN SYDNEY

From $3,195

28 FEBRUARY 2021

12 SEPTEMBER 2021

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN MELBOURNE

From $3,195

21 MARCH 2021

17 OCTOBER 2021

ONLINE + WORKSHOP IN PERTH

From $3,195

14 NOVEMBER 2021

SPECIAL RATES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

EARLY BIRD
RATE

Save up to $200

Only available for “online & workshop” option if registered 30 days prior to workshop date.

REGISTRA RS SCHOLARSHIP

Save up to $500

For doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider.

COURSE
BUNDLES

Save up to $1,535

Enrol in two or three courses within the same education pathway to optimise your savings.

DE F ERRED
PAYMENTS

Monthly from $695

Enrol in one, two or three courses within a pathway now and pay later in small monthly instalments.

*The individual offers and special rates cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Your course instructors are widely regarded as leading specialists in skin cancer surgery and business management. The optional practical workshops will be led by esteemed practitioners and surgical assistants in the respective location.

Dr Alister Lilleyman

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), FSCCA

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Skin Cancer Doctor at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Anthony Azzi 

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer)

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Director at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Victor Harling

MBBS

Skin Cancer Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres, Redcliffe

ASSESSMENT

In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations. There are no face-to-face requirements for exams which can be conveniently completed online within nine months of the start of the cohort.

  • Develop a report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development.
  • Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair.
  • Complete a clinical audit (separately accredited) to demonstrate application of learning.

A clinical audit is a feature of this professional diploma. The audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management prior to and after increasing your knowledge and clinical management of skin cancer surgery. You will need to submit your own patient cases with images as part of the audit. The clinical audit is separately accredited.

Online assessment

  • 120 knowledge multiple choice questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
  • 120 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic.
    • Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do?  Multiple choice images based on patient cases.

The pass mark for each exam 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.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon completion of all course requirements, you will receive the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery certificate and below points.

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points

ACRRM:

- PDP units: 3 Educational activity, 12 Performance review

- MOPs points: 3

- 2 days under the Surgery Rural Procedural Training Grant

This certificate course:

  • To gain QI&CPD points for this activity, GPs are to self-record their learning for QI&CPD recognition. For further information, please contact your state RACGP
  • Provides PDP points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is a self-submitted activity with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
  • Is a self-submitted activity with the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Dubai. The number of CPD points must be stated on the certificate. Please contact PLD(at)dhcr.gov.ae for more information.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in the UK. CPD events overseas, applicable to a doctor’s scope of practice, may be submitted for revalidation. Please confirm with your Responsible Officer.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Canada through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Category 1 points are reported as certified and Category 2 points are reported as non-certified. Contact mainprocredits(at)cfpc.ca for more information.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is recognised by the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) and may be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship.
  • Qualifies for a clinical attachment in France at the University of Lyon.
  • Qualifies for a clinical attachment in Austria at the University of Vienna.
  • Has been collaboratively designed with, and is annually reviewed by, Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Macquarie University.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.

Australia-based course participants, please note that HealthCert certificates are not accredited by TEQSA or ASQA and do not fall within the Australian Qualification Framework. All HealthCert certificates are professional development awards.

Type
Delivery
Title
Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Skin cancer detection/mole scan/total skin check, Skin Cancer and the MBS
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
MAX 120 HRS
End Date
14-Nov-2021
CPD Points
40
Price
2395.00
Price Details
FULLY ONLINE – From $2,395; ONLINE + WORKSHOP - From $3,195
Location
Online
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Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES
The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates with a special interest in skin cancer surgery. Participants can expect to work with noted skin cancer doctors and gain the knowledge required to handle the most advanced surgical procedures on anatomically complex and cosmetically sensitive areas, thus reducing referrals to specialists and making them a favourable referral option for their peers.

The course is suitable for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates. Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery (or qualifications deemed equivalent) in sequential order. It is recommended that 300 cases of skin cancer surgery have been completed before enrolling in this course.

Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing in English is assumed.

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 Skin Cancer Surgery and Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within two to three weeks.

Doctors who have completed The University of Queensland certificate courses in skin cancer surgery are able to gain credit for those studies, providing the relevant HealthCert assessment is completed prior to diploma studies commencing (please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for the process). Other qualifications and prior studies may also be recognised.
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