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Biologics and Dermoscopy courses now available.

Register for the full Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology (save $1000) or select courses as required. Access to online courses will be available upon receipt of payment. Complete at your own pace within 3 years.

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Online courses (DermCert 1 – 25)

Fee ($)

Duration (hours)*

CPD points

DermCert 1: Introduction to the skin

  • Skin structure and function
  • Lesion morphology
  • Differential diagnosis by body region
  • Basic principles of treatment
  • Topical corticosteroids

400

3.5

CPD points

DermCert 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

475

7–9.5

CPD points

DermCert 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

550

4.5–5.5

CPD points

DermCert 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

1250

16–25

CPD points

DermCert 5: Sexually transmitted infections and skin

  • Syphilis
  • Chancroid
  • Genital warts
  • Genital herpes simplex
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the skin

300

2.5–3

CPD points

DermCert 6: Cutaneous manifestations of internal disease

  • Acquired cutaneous neoplastic syndromes
  • Inherited cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Necrobiosis lipoidica
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum

500

4–5

CPD points

DermCert 7: Premalignant and malignant keratinocyte and non-melanoma skin cancers

  • 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

600

10–12

CPD points

DermCert 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

625

7-10

CPD points

DermCert 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

425

7–8.5

CPD points

DermCert 10: Bacterial skin infections

  • Impetigo
  • Cellulitis and erysipelas
  • Folliculitis and Pseudomonas folliculitis
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae and acne keloidalis
  • Furuncles and carbuncles
  • Otitis externa

400

3.5–4

CPD points

DermCert 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)

500

4–5

CPD points

DermCert 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

300

5–6

CPD points

DermCert 13: Acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and related disorders

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Rosacea
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Hyperhidrosis

350

3–3.5

CPD points

DermCert 14: Urticaria

  • Acute urticaria
  • Angioedema
  • Chronic urticaria
  • Physical urticaria
  • Mastocytosis (urticaria pigmentosa)
  • Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

350

3–3.5

CPD points

DermCert 15: Exanthems and drug reactions

  • Nonspecific viral rash
  • Roseola infantum
  • Erythema infectiosum
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Cutaneous drug reactions
  • Toxic shock syndrome

350

3–3.5

CPD points

DermCert 16: Systematic immune reactions affecting the skin

  • 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

400

3.5–4

CPD points

DermCert 17: Skin infestations and bites

  • Scabies
  • Pediculosis (lice)
  • Papular urticaria, flea bites and bed bugs
  • Swimmers itch
  • Cutaneous larva migrans

250

2–2.5

CPD points

DermCert 18: Vesicular and bullous diseases

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Pemphigus foliaceus

200

1.5–2

CPD points

DermCert 19: Connective tissue diseases

  • Chronic, subacute and acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyocitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Morphea

300

2.5–3

CPD points

DermCert 20: Light related skin diseases and pigmentation disorders

  • Photodamage
  • Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE)
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda
  • Vitiligo
  • Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
  • Freckles and lentigines
  • Melasma

450

4–4.5

CPD points

DermCert 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)

450

4–4.5

CPD points

DermCert 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

300

5–6

CPD points

DermCert 23: Neonatal skin diseases

  • Toxic erythema of the newborn (erythema toxicum neonatorum)
  • Miliaria
  • Cutis marmorata

100

1

CPD points

DermCert 24:  Skin Disease and biologic agents (NEW)

  • Immunology, the skin and biologic drugs
  • Biologic drugs in your practice

300

2

CPD points

DermCert 25:  General Practice Dermoscopy  (NEW)

  • Introduction to dermoscopy
  • Chaos and clues
  • Assessing non-pigmented lesions – Prediction without pigment
  • Digital monitoring of melanocytic lesions
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Benign lesions
  • Naevi
  • Dermatoses

650

10-12

CPD points

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

In person courses (Pending COVID restrictions)

Fee ($)

Duration

CPD points

2 day Dermatological surgery workshop (Workshop content may be modified in accordance with program participant feedback)

  • Cryotherapy
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Biopsy techniques
  • Electrodessication and curettage
  • Setting up your clinic for surgical procedures
  • Risk management for surgery related procedures
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Elliptical excision surgery
  • Sutures and suturing
  • Biopsies and suturing techniques – practical using pigs bellies
  • Skin defect repairs; including flaps
  • Full thickness skin grafts
  • Split thickness skin grafts
  • Surgical risk management and surgical complications
  • Non surgical management of skin cancer
  • Intralesional steroids injections
  • Closure options by anatomical site

Pre-requisite:Participants must complete DermCert 4: Practical Procedures in Dermatology before attending the workshop.

2640

2 days

CPD points

Package price – Dermatological surgery workshop & DermCert 4 Practical procedures in dermatology (save $390)

3500

   

Half day Dermoscopy workshop - Introduction to dermoscopy – all you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. (Please note that this workshop is not a compulsory requirement to complete the Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology)

400

4 hrs

CPD points

Package price – Dermatological surgery workshop, DermCert 4 Practical procedures in dermatology & half day dermoscopy workshop (save $430)

3860

 

 

Clinical Experience

This course consists of three full days or 6 half days clinical attachment.

Pre-requisite: Participants must complete all 25 online courses and the dermatological surgery two day workshop, prior to undertaking the clinical attachment.

Important notes

  • The RACGP will put you in contact with a dermatologist who is happy to host your clinical attachment
  • You must advise the RACGP when you are intending to commence and when you anticipate completing your clinical attachment
  • There are relatively few dermatologists, especially in rural and regional areas, and not all dermatologists are taking part in the clinical attachment program. Participants may need to travel outside of their local area to undertake their Clinical attachment
  • Some attachments will be in public hospitals and participants will need to complete the necessary administrative steps and documentation prior to undertaking their clinical attachment

1210

3 full days or 6 half days

 

Full Certificate

Fee ($)

Full Certificate: 25 online courses, dermatological surgery workshop & clinical experience (save $1125)

13500