Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine
The Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course will solidify and advance your competency in dermoscopy, surgical and non-surgical treatments. You will gain valuable experience in rarely covered areas of skin cancer medicine including diathermy, curettage and cautery or suturing ‘paper-thin’ elderly skin. You will also receive an excellent introduction to advanced dermoscopy and acquire the essential knowledge to diagnose and manage most skin cancers in your practice.
This course is the second part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine.
The course offers a solid foundation for various surgical techniques and provides an excellent introduction to advanced dermatoscopy. Course participants can choose to complete the course entirely online or with an optional practical workshop in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or Adelaide.
- Advanced dermoscopy
- Curettage and cautery*
- Advanced biopsy techniques*
- Topical treatment options
- Local anaesthetics
- Incisions / haemostasis*
- Large elliptical excisions*
- Lower leg grafts*
- Suturing, including "paper-thin" skin*
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 graduates also receive ongoing post-course support through regular alumni webinars.
The Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine 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.