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Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology

Syllabus and fee schedule

ModuleFee ($)Duration (hours)*
Module 1: Premalignant and malignant non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Actinic keratoses and actinic porokeratoses
  • Bowen's disease
  • Actinic chelitis and squamous cell carcinoma of the lip
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Paget's disease and extramammary Paget's disease
  • Cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  • Other cutaneous lymphomas and lymphoma-like diseases
  • Cutaneous metastasis
450 10–12
Module 2: Melanoma and melanocytic lesions
  • Epidemiology, aetiology and clinical diagnosis of melanoma and benign melanocytic lesions
  • Assessing melanoma risk
  • Management of the patient at high risk for melanoma
  • Biopsy and management of melanoma
  • Dermoscopy
450 7–9.5
Module 3: Benign skin tumours
  • Seborrhoeic keratoses
  • Skin tags
  • Dermatofibromas
  • Hypertrophic and keloid scars
  • Naevus sebaceous
  • Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis
  • Epidermal cysts
  • Pilar cysts
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Syringoma
450 4.5–5.5
Module 4: Practical procedures in dermatology
  • Cryotherapy
  • Intralesional steroid injections
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Biopsy techniques (punch, shave, curette and incision)
  • Curettage and electrodessication
  • Surgical anatomy and danger zones
  • Sutures and suturing
  • Elliptical excisions
  • Full thickness skin grafts
  • Split thickness skin grafts
  • Principles of flap repairs
  • Regional approach to closures
  • Wound care and surgical dressings
  • Surgical complications and risk management
  • Nonsurgical treatments for skin cancer
600 16–25
Module 5: Dermatological surgery workshop (Workshop content may be modified in accordance with program participant feedback)
  • Cryotherapy
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Biopsy techniques
  • Electrodessication and curettage
  • Procedure room set up
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Elliptical excision surgery
  • Sutures and suturing
  • Biopsies and suturing techniques – practical using pigs bellies
  • Advancement flaps
  • Rotation flaps
  • Transposition flaps
  • Island pedicle flaps and myocutaneous flaps
  • Flaps – practical using pigs bellies
  • Dermoscopy
  • Full thickness skin grafts
  • Split thickness skin grafts
  • Surgical risk management and surgical complications
  • Non surgical management of skin cancer
  • Intralesional steroids
  • Closure options by anatomical site
  • Open forum
  • Interactive – which closure option should I use here?

Participants must complete Module 4  before attending the workshop.

2640 2 days
Module 4&5: Two module package 3040 As above
Module 6: Clinical experience
  • This module consists of a clinical attachment. Participants can only undertake module 6 after they have completed all 24 other modules.
1210 3 days
Module 7: Introduction to the skin
  • Skin structure and function
  • Lesion morphology
  • Differential diagnosis by body region
  • Basic principles of treatment
  • Topical corticosteroids
300 3.5–4
Module 8: Eczema, dermatitis and related conditions
  • Acute, subacute and chronic eczematous inflammation
  • Plant dermatitis
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Hand eczema
  • Asteatotic eczema
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Irritant contact dermatitis
  • Fingertip eczema and keratolysis exfoliativa
  • Nummular eczema
  • Pompholyx
  • Prurigo nodularis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency: stasis dermatitis and venous leg ulcers
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Pityriasis alba
600 9–12.5
Module 9: Psoriasis and other papulosquamous diseases
  • Psoriasis vulgaris (plaque)
  • Guttate psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis (localised and generalised)
  • Flexural (inverse) psoriasis
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Grover's disease
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Pityriasis lichenoides chronica and pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta
450 6–8.5
Module 10: Bacterial skin infections
  • Impetigo
  • Cellulitis and erysipelas
  • Folliculitis and Pseudomonas folliculitis
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae and acne keloidalis
  • Furuncles and carbuncles
  • Otitis externa
300 3.5–4
Module 11: Viral infections with cutaneous manifestations
  • Warts
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Herpes simplex
  • Varicella
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Ross River Fever (RRV disease)
450 4–5
Module 12: Fungal skin infections
  • Candidiasis
  • Tinea versicolor and pityrosporum folliculitis
  • Onychomycosis
  • Angular cheilitis
  • Tinea pedis and tinea cruris
  • Tinea corporis and tinea manuum
  • Tinea faciei and tinea barbae
  • Tinea capitis
  • Tinea incognito
450 5–6
Module 13: Acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and related disorders
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Rosacea
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Hyperhidrosis
300 3–3.5
Module 14: Urticaria
  • Acute urticaria
  • Angioedema
  • Chronic urticaria
  • Physical urticaria
  • Mastocytosis (urticaria pigmentosa)
  • Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
300 3–3.5
Module 15: Exanthems and drug reactions
  • Nonspecific viral rash
  • Roseola infantum
  • Erythema infectiosum
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Cutaneous drug reactions
  • Toxic shock syndrome
300 3–3.5
Module 16: Hypersensitivity syndromes and vasculitis
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Cutaneous small vessel vasculitis (hypersensitivity vasculitis)
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Schamberg's disease—pigmented purpuric dermatoses (capillaritis)
  • Sweet's syndrome
  • Panniculitis
300 3.5–4
Module 17: Skin infestations and bites
  • Scabies
  • Pediculosis (lice)
  • Papular urticaria, flea bites and bed bugs
  • Swimmers itch
  • Cutaneous larva migrans
300 2–2.5
Module 18: Vesicular and bullous diseases
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
300 1.5–2
Module 19: Connective tissue diseases
  • Chronic, subacute and acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyocitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Morphea
300 2.5–3
Module 20: Light related skin diseases and pigmentation disorders
  • Photodamage
  • Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE)
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda
  • Vitiligo
  • Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
  • Freckles and lentigines
  • Melasma
300 4–4.5
Module 21: Vascular tumours and malformations
  • Haemangiomas of infancy
  • Vascular malformations
  • Cherry angiomas and angiokeratomas
  • Venous lake and pyogenic granuloma
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Telangiectasias
  • Spider angioma (spider naevus)
300 4–4.5
Module 22: Hair and nail disorders
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Androgenetic alopecia in women
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Alopecia areata
  • Trichotillomania
  • Onycholysis
  • Paronychia (acute and chronic)
  • Ingrown toenails and subungual haematoma
  • Digital myxoid (or mucoid) cysts
  • Naevi and melanoma in nails
450 5–6
Module 23: Neonatal skin diseases
  • Toxic erythema of the newborn (erythema toxicum neonatorum)
  • Miliaria
  • Cutis marmorata
300 1
Module 24: Sexually transmitted infections and skin
  • Syphilis
  • Chancroid
  • Genital warts
  • Genital herpes simplex
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the skin
300 2.5–3
Module 25: Cutaneous manifestations of internal disease
  • Acquired cutaneous neoplastic syndromes
  • Inherited cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Necrobiosis lipoidica
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum
450 4–5

* Lower end of range = core education only. Higher end of range = core education plus recommended reading and any predisposing/reflection activities.