PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Case Management Certificate of Dermoscopy is designed for medical practitioners who wish to improve their diagnostic accuracy using dermoscopy. Facilitated entirely online with personal 1:1 mentorship from dermoscopy expert A/Prof Andreas Blum, there is an opportunity to consider and interpret dermoscopic images and then receive feedback and elaboration on features and indicators within the image.

This mentorship program is tailored to help you distinguish, critically examine and document key features of dermoscopic images using medical reasoning. The learnings can be applied in everyday practice for the faster and more accurate diagnosis of skin lesions, for the betterment of your patients.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND REQUISITES

The Case Management Certificate of Dermoscopy is tailored for medical practitioners who wish to enhance their diagnostic accuracy in primary care.

This course is for general practitioners, degree-qualified nurses and dermal therapists, and other degree-qualified health professionals with an interest in skin. The prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy. 

Professionally recognised qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.

CASE MANAGEMENT MENTORING PLAN

  • Step 1: Download dermoscopic images from eLearning
  • Step 2: Analyse and reflect on the images and what they show
  • Step 3: Prepare a written explanation of the key features seen in each image and where they can be seen, using at least one diagnostic algorithm
  • Step 4: Provide a diagnosis for each case and provide medical reasoning based on the information provided with each image
  • Step 5: Receive and review comments and feedback from your mentor, a dermoscopy expert
  • Step 6: Reflect on the feedback and ask for clarification if anything is unclear; further examples may be provided
  • Step 7: Document what you have learned about diagnosis using dermoscopic images through this program


Learning Outcomes:

  • Distinguish and document key features of dermoscopic images.
  • Demonstrate medical reasoning for diagnosis using dermoscopic images.
  • Critically examine dermoscopic images and evaluate them.
  • Document what has been learned from 1:1 mentoring with a dermoscopy expert.

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MEET YOUR MENTORS

Your mentor is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost specialists in the fields of dermoscopy:
Dr_Andreas_Blum

A/Prof Andreas Blum

MD PhD MSc (DermPrevOncol)

Public, Private and Teaching Practice, Konstanz, Germany

Associate Professor at the University of Tuebingen, Germany

Associate Professor Andreas Blum studied medicine in Germany and France and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1993. From 1993 until 2004, he worked in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Tübingen in Germany. In 1998 he finished the specialisation in Dermatology and Venereology. Since 2002 he has been a senior lecture and assistant professor and, since 2006, has been an associate professor at the University of Tübingen. Since 2004 he has worked in his private and teaching practice in Konstanz, Germany.

Andreas is an expert in the diagnosis, surgical treatment, prevention and follow-up of skin cancers. In addition to his clinical research mainly in the field of dermoscopy, he gives regular lectures for national and international dermatological societies.

DELIVERY

The mentor program is delivered online. The images will be placed on the HealthCert eLearning site and there will be time for consideration and diagnosis before submitting conclusions and receiving feedback from the mentor. The feedback will be personal and on a one-to-one basis.

After the program is delivered, there will be a minimum of 12 months ongoing web-based support to assist with the implementation of learning. This support includes ongoing case discussion with own case submission opportunities.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the exam, course graduates will receive a certificate.

RACGP and ACRRM points pending.

 

This professional certificate:
  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PRPD 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 quality-assured by Bond University.
  • Qualifies for certified clinical attachments in General Dermatology in France at the University of Lyon.
  • Qualifies for certified clinical attachments in General Dermatology in Austria at the University of Vienna.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Certified clinical attachments pathway

Optional clinical attachments are available on a 1:1 or small group basis, providing the opportunity to observe dermatological treatments and ask questions of the expert performing the treatments. Clinical attachments are available in Australia and in university teaching hospitals at the University of Lyon and the University of Vienna. HealthCert certificates and university statements are provided for participating in clinical attachments.

The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical organisation in Austria. One of the top-level research institutions in Europe, it provides Europe's largest hospital, the Vienna General Hospital, with its medical staff.

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.

 

Participation in research

HealthCert alumni have opportunities to participate in research projects conducted by leading experts in the field who teach at HealthCert. Past research projects include a study by Monika Janda on the use of teledermoscopy by GPs, the DermaChallenge project by Professor Harald Kittler and his team, and a research study by The University of Sydney exploring the management of patients with melanoma in primary care in Australia. Research projects and surveys are shared via the HealthCert blog which is available to HealthCert alumni.