Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

This is the recommended starting point for GPs wanting to expand their knowledge and skills in primary care skin cancer medicine. The focus is on core skills for the safe practice of skin cancer medicine.

Techniques for diagnosis are covered including clinical examination, assessing risk factors for skin cancer, basic dermoscopy, and biopsy (shave, punch and excision). Both surgical and non-surgical management options are explored including elliptical surgery and basic suturing techniques.

Please note: this course does not include skin flap surgery. The College does not recommend doctors undertake skin flaps or grafts until completing more comprehensive surgical training to ensure they can safely assimilate flaps and grafts into their skin cancer clinical practice.

Commencement

Melbourne 13th-14th March 2021

Auckland 10th-11th April 2021

Sydney 17th-18th July 2021

Melbourne 14th-15th August 2021

Brisbane 11th-12th September 2021

Sydney 23rd-24th October 2021

Auckland 13th-14th November 2021

Duration

2-day workshop (9.00am to 5.00pm daily)

CPD Points Australia

RACGP – By individual application

ACRRM – 15 educational activity hours

CPD Points New Zealand

13 CME Credits

Format

Face-to-face, interactive learning, including hands-on practical sessions working on pig flesh

Features

  • Learn techniques for diagnosis  of skin lesions including clinical examination,
  • Understand how to assess risk factors for skin cancer
  • Discover basic dermoscopy, and biopsy (shave, punch and excision).
  • Learn both surgical and non-surgical management options including elliptical surgery and basic suturing techniques.
  • The assessment for this course is optional. It comprises two parts:
    1. Online exam: multiple choice format
    2. Surgical case studies: five elliptical excisions from a combination of body sites (view surgical case study example here)

    Successful completion of both parts of the assessment is required to be awarded the Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (view the Assessment Summary here).

  • Please note: this course DOES NOT include skin flap surgery. The College does not recommend doctors undertake skin flaps or grafts until completing more comprehensive surgical training to ensure they can safely assimilate flaps and grafts into their clinical practise.
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Entry Requirements

Candidates must be registered medical practitioners or nurses.

Course Fees

2-day workshop attendance
AUD $1,895
NZD $1,950

Optional exam
AUD $350
NZD $360

Total to complete Certificate
AUD $2,245
NZD $2,310

*Member discount $110 AUD/ $120 NZD
*Fees inclusive of GST

Further Information

1300 754 676