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Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology

Overview

Important Message

We’re excited to announce that the Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology is currently undergoing a full content and technology review. For this reason we are currently unable to accept new registrations for all modules with the exception of modules 4 and 5 which directly relate to the face-face workshop. Registrations will open again with the launch of the 2020 – 2022 triennium.

For those already enrolled, you can continue to use the existing platform. For all past and current enrolments, you will be given access to the new online platform once it is launched.

If you have any queries please contact us at dermcert@racgp.org.au


Module 5: Dermatological surgery workshop will be a face to face, 2 day event conducted by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The next workshop will be held on 1 & 2 December 2018 at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Participants must complete Module 4:Practical procedures in dermatology prior to attending the workshop.

This certificate course consists of 25 modules:

  • Twenty three online modules are delivered through gplearning. Participants are required to complete an assessment at the conclusion of each module. Participants must achieve an assessment mark of 80% to successfully complete each module.
  • Module 5: Dermatological surgery workshop is a face to face, 2 day event conducted by the RACGP. Participants must complete Module 4:Practical procedures in dermatology prior to attending the workshop. The next workshop will be held on 1 & 2 December 2018 at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

  • Module 6: Clinical experience consists of a clinical attachment. Participants can only undertake module 6 after they have completed all 24 other modules.

Successful completion of all 25 modules is required to attain the Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology.

You can enrol in, and pay for, each module as you are ready to undertake them (and have completed any prerequisites). Alternatively, you can pay for all modules in advance (save $800) and complete them at your pace over 3 years.

QI&CPD Program approval

Modules 1, 8 and 9 have been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program for 40 Category 1 points in the 2017–2019 triennium. Category 1 points will be allocated when the predisposing activity, education content, and reinforcing (assessment) activity for each module are completed. Module 6 may become a category 1 or 2 activity. All other modules are approved for Category 2 points.

Course references

Key recommended reference

Habif T, Campbell J, Chapman S, Dinulos J, Zug K. Skin disease. Diagnosis and treatment. 3rd ed: Elsevier Mosby, 2011.

Recommended further reading for those particularly interested in dermatological surgery

Robinson J, Hanke C, Sengelmann R, Siegel D. Surgery of the skin. Procedural dermatology: Elsevier Mosby, 2005

Further Information

For further information email dermcert@racgp.org.au or freecall 1800 626 901.