Syllabus and fee schedule


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.


Modules

Details of the Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology  modules broken into topics; how long it takes to complete each module and the fees associated with each module.

Module

Fee ($)

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
  • Setting up your clinic for surgical procedures
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Elliptical excision surgery
  • Sutures and suturing
  • Biopsies and suturing techniques – practical using pigs bellies
  • Skin defect repairs; including flaps
  • 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.