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Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology

Module 5: Dermatological surgery workshop

An opportunity to improve and expand your dermatological surgery techniques

The next workshop will be held on 1 & 2 December 2018 at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

Please email to register your interest to receive priority information. 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is pleased to provide a weekend, face-to-face dermatological surgery skills workshop. Participants are required to complete Module 4: Practical procedures in dermatology before attending Module 5: Dermatological surgery workshop.

The workshop:

  • is available to all general practitioners (GPs) and GP registrars who have completed an online education activity, Practical procedures in dermatology (the online activity takes approximately 16 hours to complete)
  • will be conducted by the RACGP
  • accommodates all skill levels
  • has been very popular and successful when previously run
  • has an enrolment fee
  • is part of the Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology comprehensive training course.
  • has been approved for 30 Category 2 Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program points (2017–2019 triennium)

Workshop symposium sessions include:

  • cryotherapy
  • biopsy techniques
  • electrodessication and curettage
  • intralesional steroid injections
  • suturing
  • skin defect repairs; including flaps
  • skin grafts (split and full thickness)
  • closure options by anatomical site
  • setting up your clinic for surgical procedures

The workshop includes multiple practical, small groups sessions including performing basic surgery and flap repairs on pigs' bellies.

Important note: If flying to the workshop, please make sure you pack your surgical instruments into your checked in luggage. You must not carry these on board the plane in your hand luggage.