COURSE OVERVIEW

The Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery will teach you how to surgically remove skin cancers from anatomically complex and cosmetically sensitive areas with optimal scarring results. This highly practical course is led by noted skin cancer doctors and a team of experienced GPs to assist you in your practise. The program covers a variety of flaps, grafts and wedges for closure of defects on the head, neck, face, and upper and lower limbs.

This course is the second part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery.

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Entry Requirements and course requisites

The Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for medical professionals with a special interest in skin cancer medicine and who wish to treat more complex skin cancer cases. Participants will learn how to provide their patients with optimal scarring results, through learning and honing surgical techniques applicable to scenarios commonly seen in primary care. Participants can expect to reduce their referral rates as they gain invaluable practical experience that enables them to do more skin-related surgery in day-to-day work. The course is suitable for medical doctors and International Medical Graduates. Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery (or a qualification deemed equivalent). It is recommended that 100 cases of skin cancer surgery have been completed before enrolling in the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing English is assumed.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to credit@healthcert.com for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your educational history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within two to three weeks.

Recognition of Prior Learning is granted for those who have completed the RACGP Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology DermCert4 and face-to-face workshop.

Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.

COURSE CONTENTS

The course provides advanced training in skin cancer surgery and teaches various techniques allowing GPs to treat more complex cases in the primary care setting. The program includes practical surgery sessions. Our team of surgical assistants will guide and support you as you practise the various surgical techniques.

The theory and practical sessions cover:

  • Anatomy of the head, neck, face, and limbs
  • Advancement flaps and rhomboid flaps on the face, upper lip and lateral nose
  • Rotational flaps in closure of scalp, cheek and distal limb defects
  • Full-thickness and split-thickness grafts on the face and lower limb defects
  • Closure of ear defects with flaps, grafts and wedges
  • Closure techniques to minimise scarring

Course participants will:

  • Receive all presentation slides available for download
  • Observe experts performing clinical procedures techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Perform procedural techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback
  • Have the opportunity to participate in optional clinical attachments at dedicated skin cancer clinics

WHAT YOUR COLLEAGUES SAY

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COURSE OUTLINE

Saturday

Time Session Topic
8:15am - 8:45am Registration Sign in and collect your lanyard
8:45am - 10:15am Session 1 Ellipses
10:15am - 10:45am Morning tea  
10:45am - 12:15pm Session 2 Advancement flaps
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch  
1:15pm - 2:45pm Session 3

Rotation flaps

2:45pm - 3:15pm Afternoon tea  
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 4 Grafts

Sunday

Time Session  Topic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  Sign-in
8:00am - 10:00am Session 5 Rhomboid flaps
10:00am - 10.30am Morning tea   
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 6 Banner flaps
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch   
1:00pm - 2:00pm Session 7 Ear wedges
2:00pm - 2:30pm Afternoon tea  
2:30pm - 4:00pm Session 8 Case presentations

Meet Your Instructors

This practical course is led by noted skin cancer doctors and a team of experienced GPs to assist in the delivery of outstanding learning outcomes.
Dr Anthony Azzi

Dr Anthony Azzi 

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer)

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Director at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Anthony Azzi graduated from the University of Sydney in 1989 and moved to Newcastle, where he spent the next 13 years working in the public hospital system. He now works in private practice as a Skin Cancer Doctor and Assistant Surgeon. He completed a Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer from The University of Queensland, where he is now a Senior Lecturer. He is a member of the Australian Medical Association, Skin Cancer College Australasia, and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Dr Alister Lilleyman

Dr Alister Lilleyman

MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), FSCCA

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Skin Cancer Doctor at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW

Dr Alister Lilleyman graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1994 and spent the next six years working in the public hospital system. After moving to Newcastle in 2003, he began working in private practice as a Skin Cancer Doctor, Assistant Surgeon, and Vein and Laser Physician. He completed a Master of Medicine degree in Skin Cancer Medicine from The University of Queensland, where he is now a Senior Lecturer. He is a proud member of the AMA (Australian Medical Association), College of Phlebology, and Fellow of the Skin Cancer College Australasia.
Dr Victor Harling

Dr Victor Harling

MBBS

Skin Cancer Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres, Redcliffe

Dr Victor Harling obtained his medical degrees from The University of Queensland in 1983. He worked for Queensland Health and the Wesley Emergency Centre for many years before pursuing his interest in Skin Cancer Medicine. Victor undertakes regular professional development courses and has obtained a Diploma of Skin Cancer from the Skin Cancer College Australasia. He is passionate about skin cancer medicine and surgery, and shares his vast expertise with fellow GPs in HealthCert certificate course and Clinical Attachments at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre.

Dates AND Locations

Brisbane

21 - 22 November 2020

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

COVID19 Information**

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Melbourne

20 - 21 March 2021

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

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**BRISBANE Courses
Certificate courses in skin cancer and aesthetic medicine scheduled to run on 21-22 November in Brisbane will currently proceed as planned with COVID-19 safety measures in place. If there is cause for postponement, full refunds, transfers or alternative learning opportunities will be available. Learn more

PROGRAM FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Single Course price: you must be enrolled or have completed the prior course to purchase this course on it’s own

EARLY BIRD

Advanced Certificate

$3,095

FULL PRICE

Advanced Certificate

$3,295

DEFERRED PAYMENT

Advanced Certificate

$870 x 4

*Early Bird rate valid for registrations 30 days prior to course date. GP registrars save $500.

 

Pathway Bundle Price

BUNDLE

Advanced Certificate +
Professional Diploma

Professional Certificate +
Advanced Certificate +
Professional Diploma

BUNDLE DISCOUNT PRICE

Two-Course Bundle

$6,230

Three-Course Bundle

$8,350

DEFERRED PAYMENT

Two-Course Bundle

$795 x 8

Three-Course Bundle

$985 x 9

LEARN MORE ABOUT AVAILABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save $500 on face-to-face certificate courses (two-day practical workshops) and $300 on online and hybrid certificate courses (one-day practical workshop with supporting online theory). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Early Bird special.

Course Delivery and Assessment

Certification and ACCREDITATION

ACSUG_CertificateUpon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery certificate and below points. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.

RACGP - CPD Accredited Activity: 40 CPD Program points
ACRRM

      - PDP units: 14 Educational activity, 15 Performance review
     - MOPs points: 3
     - 2 days under the Surgery Rural Procedural Training Grant

 
 
This certificate course:
  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PDP points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses
    endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Dubai. The number of CPD points must be stated on the certificate. Please contact PLD@dhcr.gov.ae for more information.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in the UK. CPD events overseas, applicable to a doctor’s scope of practice, may be submitted for revalidation. Please confirm with your Responsible Officer.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Canada through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Category 1 points are reported as certified and Category 2 points are reported as non-certified. Contact mainprocredits@cfpc.ca for more information.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is recognised by the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) and may be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship.
  • Has been approved for two days of the Training Grant for Rural and Remote Procedural GPs Program (Procedural Grant Program).
  • Has been collaboratively designed with, and is annually reviewed by, Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Macquarie University.
  • Qualifies for a Skin Cancer Surgery Clinical Attachment in France at the University of Lyon.
  • Qualifies for a Skin Cancer Surgery Clinical Attachment in Austria at the University of Vienna.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.

Education Pathways

Professional Diploma Pathway

This course is the second stage of the Professional Diploma pathway. The full pathway is: Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery.

It is recommended that this qualification be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship with the Skin Cancer Institute.

Postgraduate Pathway

Postgraduate Diploma in Minor Surgery studied through the Rila Institute of Health Sciences and awarded by the University of Plymouth (UK).

There are three modules in the Postgraduate Diploma. Medical professionals who successfully complete the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery will be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) for module 3.

The Postgraduate Diploma is mainly delivered online. No practical workshops will be required due to the APCL from the HealthCert qualifications. Overall there will be a time saving of 40 per cent of the postgraduate program due to the APCL. Exams will be held in Perth, Western Australia.

When the Postgraduate Diploma has been successfully completed, doctors can apply for credit from the Postgraduate Diploma to the Master of Science in the Specialism awarded by the University of Plymouth.

 

Certified Clinical Attachments Pathway

Clinical Attachments are optional and available on a 1:1 or small group basis. These provide the opportunity to observe skin cancer surgery and ask questions of the expert performing the procedures. In addition to clinical attachments in Australia, university teaching hospitals at the University of Lyon and the University of Vienna are available for clinical attachments. HealthCert certificates and university statements are awarded for participating in clinical attachments.

The dominant areas of study covered by The Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 are science and medicine. Attached to the university are the "Hospices civils de Lyon" including the "Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud", which is the largest teaching hospital in the Rhône-Alpes region and second largest in France. Out of the 2630 faculty 700 are also medical practitioners at local teaching hospitals.

The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical organisation in Austria, as well as one of the top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe's largest hospital, the Vienna General Hospital, with all of its medical staff. The Vienna General Hospital has about 100,000 patients treated as inpatients and 605,000 treated as outpatients each year.

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