Course commencing April – 2013 Fully subscribed
|The Diploma of Dermoscopy is designed specifically for Australasian primary care providers and is relevant to the clinical material encountered in day to day practice in our region.
It will enable those already using dermoscopy an opportunity to significantly enhance their skills. Graduates will be expected to be competent in the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions at near expert level. Unique features of the Diploma include the allocation of an experienced tutor to each student to offer support and feedback, and the use of high resolution quality images for teaching and assessment.
The course will require a time commitment of approximately five hours per week, and students are required to maintain a surgical audit of all lesions excised and submit a series of 20 dermoscopic case reports from their own practice.
|Course delivery commences with an introductory two day face-to-face workshop, followed by 10 fortnightly online modules, online exams and dedicated tutor interaction.
- Online examination at end of Semester 1 and at course completion
- Submission of 20 dermoscopic case reports
- Participation in and maintenance of a surgical audit using Skin Cancer Audit Research Database (SCARD)
|Certificate of Dermoscopy
|Diploma of Dermoscopy
|$4,000 (incl GST)
Inclusions: two day introductory workshop, including materials and catering; 10 online modules; online examinations; individual tutoring.
- RACGP 40 Category 1 points
- ACRRM 30
Register Now for 2013!
- 24 & 25 April – 2 day introductory workshop, Marriott Surfers Paradise, QLD
- 29 April – Online Modules commence
- 13 July - Mid-course exam
- 29 September - Online Modules conclude
- 5 October – Final exam
(Please Note: these dates may be subject to change)
Download the course overview here: Course Overview – Diploma of Dermoscopy
Please direct any enquiries to [email protected]
||Colour and Structures in Dermoscopy
||Kittler Pattern Analysis and the Menzies Method
||Common Lesions: BCC, Hemangioma, Seb K, Solar Lentigo, Solar Keratosis and Dermatofibroma
||Vessels and Non Pigmented Lesions
||Lesions on Special Sites
||Exceptional Lesions, Digital Follow up and Dermatoscopic Pitfalls
||Putting it all together Case Studies and Atlas
||Revision, Dermatoscopic Tips and Pearls
- The Diploma commences with a compulsory 2 day introductory workshop where the focus is on the skills needed to successfully complete the diploma. Basic clinical and dermoscopic photography is considered a core skill for the course as it not only allows review of the dermoscopic features once a histopathologic result is available, but also gives the clinician the management option of short or longer term dermoscopic monitoring of doubtful lesions.Essential computer skills including downloading, editing, storage, and emailing of images along with use of the SCARD surgical audit, will be covered in detail along with basic dermoscopic principles, dermoscopic features and screening using the three point check list.
- 10 fortnightly online modules are presented over two semesters. Each module combines prescribed readings, presentations and formative exercises in identifying dermoscopic features. The modules are supported by high resolution images and a unique variety of computer based learning activities aimed at developing and reinforcing dermoscopic skills. Each module requires the student to download images, mark dermoscopic features, make a diagnosis and forward these to their tutor by email for feedback and discussion.
- The first week of each module features a Small Group Interactive Online Meeting hosted by your tutor. These meetings use the online ‘GoToMeeting’ service to share a computer desktop along with an audio link by VOIP using a headset or by telephone. Students can take over the presenter’s desktop to point out case study features and gain immediate feedback.
- During the second week of each module, students will be involved in an interactive ‘Learn Dermoscopy’ blog site, where cases will be presented each day for discussion directly with peers and tutors.
- Students are required to maintain a surgical audit using the SCARD audit program. SCARD allows automated and continuing monitoring of your diagnostic accuracy and benign to malignant excision ratio for lesions excised to exclude melanoma. More information about SCARD is available at www.skincanceraudit.com
- Students are also required to submit a series of 20 Dermoscopic case reports from their own practice.