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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 dermcert@racgp.org.au 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.