Acquiring in-depth knowledge in dermoscopy will enable you to assess skin lesions with greater accuracy, detect melanomas in the early stages, and avoid unnecessary excisions. Presented by global leaders in the field, this three-part program can be considered the most comprehensive dermoscopy online training as it offers the substantial knowledge required to correctly diagnose a wide range of lesions on any body part, skin type and patient group. The foundation to advanced courses will allow you to start practising dermoscopy in your practice and help you progress to the most accomplished level in skin cancer diagnosis. The certificate courses build upon the knowledge of the previous course and must be completed in sequential order to qualify for the professional diploma.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF DERMOSCOPY
In the Professional Certificate course, you will learn how to manage melanoma, facial lesions, acral lesions, and benign and malignant non-melanocytic lesions commonly seen in clinical practice.
- Module 1: Three Point Checklist and The Elephant Method
- Module 2: The Chaos & Clues method
- Module 3: Benign non-melanocytic lesions
- Module 4: Malignant non-melanocytic lesions
- Module 5: Melanocytic nevi
- Module 6: Facial lesions
- Module 7: Acral lesions
- Module 8: Melanoma
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE OF DERMOSCOPY
The Advanced Certificate course will teach you how to manage difficult benign lesions, rare skin tumours, melanomas, and the broad spectrum of BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer.
- Module 1: Pink tumours
- Module 2: Mucosal lesions
- Module 3: Difficult benign lesions
- Module 4: Nail lesions
- Module 5: Rare skin tumours
- Module 6: BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer
- Module 7: Difficult melanomas
- Module 8: Dermoscopy in general dermatology
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA OF DERMOSCOPY
The Professional Diploma course will teach you how to screen lesions in different age groups and skin types, and manage various types of lesions and patients with multiple moles.
- Module 1: Screening children
- Module 2: Screening young adults
- Module 3: Screening older patients
- Module 4: Lesions in different skin types
- Module 5: Flat/nodular and pigmented/non-pigmented lesions
- Module 6: Patients with multiple moles
- Module 7: Use of dermoscopy for NMSC
- Module 8: Rules not to miss a melanoma
Entry Requirements AND COURSE REQUISITES
The program is aimed at qualified medical doctors with a clinical interest in dermoscopy and the wish to
- No previous formal training is required for the Professional Certificate course.
- Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Professional Certificate course.
- In order to qualify for the Professional Diploma, participants must complete all three certificate course in sequential order.
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
Doctors who have completed the UQ Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy and Histopathology or other formal dermoscopy training can receive academic credit towards the Professional Diploma (the final course in the three-part program) if they achieve a pass mark in the exams of the first two certificate courses Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy. Upon successful exam
NOTE: While the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course covers Dermoscopy, it does not qualify for recognition of prior learning in the Certificate and Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy program which quickly moves on to more advanced dermoscopy techniques, including the Chaos and Clues method and the assessment of lesions on the face and acral sites. Professional Certificate
Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy
Module 1: Three Point Checklist and The Elephant Method
Module 2: The Chaos & Clues method
Module 3: Benign non-melanocytic lesions
Module 4: Malignant non-melanocytic lesions
Module 5: Melanocytic nevi
Module 6: Facial lesions
Module 7: Acral lesions
Module 8: Melanoma
Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy
Module 1: Pink tumours
Module 2: Mucosal lesions
Module 3: Difficult benign lesions
Module 4: Nail lesions
Module 5: Rare skin tumours
Module 6: BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer
Module 7: Difficult melanomas
Module 8: Dermoscopy in general dermatology
Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy
Module 1: Screening children
Module 2: Screening young adults
Module 3: Screening older patients
Module 4: Lesions in different skin types
Module 5: Flat/nodular and pigmented/non-pigmented lesions
Module 6: Patients with multiple moles
Module 7: Use of dermoscopy for NMSC
Module 8: Rules not to miss a melanoma
Prof Ashfaq A. Marghoob
Attending Physician, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Skin Cancer Center, New York, USA
Professor Ashfaq A. Marghoob is a board-certified dermatologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the skin. He is the director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s regional skin cancer clinic in Long Island and consults and treats patients in the centre’s outpatient facility in Manhattan.
Although providing the best care possible for his patients remains his primary goal, Ashfaq also remains committed to education and clinical research, with the hope of educating physicians and the public about the importance of early skin cancer detection to save lives.
He is active in clinical research and has published numerous papers on topics related to skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma, atypical/dysplastic nevi, and congenital melanocytic nevi. Ashfaq’s research interests are focused on the use of imaging instruments such as photography, dermoscopy, and confocal laser microscopy to recognise skin cancer early in its development.
Prof Giuseppe Argenziano
Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Professor Giuseppe Argenziano is Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples; Coordinator of the Skin Cancer Unit Research Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy; President of the International Dermoscopy Society; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Giuseppe has developed early diagnosis techniques for melanoma, authored over 300 scientific works and has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 400 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. He has authored more than 450 scientific articles and more than 30 books, and his publications have received a total of 6200 citations with an h-index value of 40 (Scopus 02/2015).
Prof Harald Kittler
Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Prof Luc Thomas
Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lyon, France
Professor Luc Thomas was Board-certified in dermatology in 1989 at Lyon 1 University. He was trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1990 and 1991, and obtained his PhD degree at Lyon 1 University in 1993. He became full professor of dermatology in 1996, first class professor in dermatology in 2009, and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology of Lyon 1 University - Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud in 2003. He obtained his Board certification in Clinical Oncology in 2013.
Luc’s main research fields include skin oncology, early diagnosis of melanoma, dermoscopy, skin surgery and nail diseases. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals, is the co-editor of four books published in several languages and co-author of more than 25 books. He has lectured at many international meetings, is an associate editor of Dermatology, a member of the board of the International Dermoscopy Society, a past member of the board and treasurer of the French Society of Dermatology from 2000 to 2003, and treasurer of the World Congress of Dermatology in Paris in 2002.
Prof Masaru Tanaka
Professor of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Japan
Prof Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof
Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Head of Research Unit, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Professor Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof is Professor of Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He has been a dermato-oncologist for 10 years and has a special interest in pigmented skin lesions, dermoscopy and skin culturing. Rainer is also Director of the Pigmented Skin Lesion Clinic at the Department of Dermatology in Graz.
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.
A/Prof Caterina Longo
Scientific Coordinator, Skin Cancer Unit, ASMN-IRCCS, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Associate Professor Caterina Longo is a board-certified dermatologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Although providing the best care possible for patients remains her primary goal, she also committed to education and clinical research. She is actively involved in clinical research and has published numerous papers on topics related to skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma, atypical nevi, Spitz/Reed nevi and non-melanoma skin cancer.
Caterina’s research interests are focused on the use of imaging instruments such as dermoscopy and confocal laser microscopy to recognise skin cancer early in its development. She pioneered the use of ex vivo fluorescence confocal microscopy for micrographic Mohs surgery applied for basal cell carcinoma and other visceral tumours. Caterina lectures on these topics both nationally and internationally.
Prof Cliff Rosendahl
Professor and Course Coordinator MMed (Skin Cancer) Program School of Medicine, The University of Queensland
Professor Cliff Rosendahl currently works in Brisbane as a primary care practitioner with a special interest in skin cancer. He also has an interest in research as the clinical developer and Director of the Skin Cancer Audit Research Database (SCARD). His other main area of research has been in evaluating dermatoscopic clues for the diagnosis of both pigmented and non-pigmented skin malignancy in collaboration with colleagues at The University of Queensland, Australia and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
A/Prof Iris Zalaudek
Head of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Trieste, Italy
Associate Professor Iris Zalaudek is a board-certiﬁed dermatologist and Head of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Trieste, Italy. Since 2016, she has been President of the International Dermoscopy Society, and was previously the Research Director of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Unit at the Medical University of Graz, Austria.
Her main research ﬁelds are related to dermato-oncology and include non-invasive skin imaging techniques, as well as topical and systemic treatment of skin cancer. Moreover, she is engaged in the development of modern teaching methods such as online distant courses and tele-dermatologic services. She is Director of the Master of Science program entitled "Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-Oncology" of the Medical University of Graz, Austria.
Iris has published more than 450 articles, of which 358 (267 full papers) have been cited in PubMed. Her combined publications have received an impact factor of 1003 and a h-index value of 36 (by April 2017). In 2003 her work was awarded by the Hans-Weitgasser Price from the Styrian Association of Dermatologists and in 2008 she was awarded the Best Researcher of the Medical University of Graz, Austria.
Dr Aimilios Lallas
MD PhD MSc
Dermatologist-Venereologist, First Department of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr Aimilios Lallas is a Board-Certified Dermatologist-Venereologist. He is currently occupied at the First Department of Dermatology of the Faculty of Medicine of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Aimilios specialises in skin cancer diagnosis with non-invasive techniques, as well as in the management of skin cancer patients. He possesses a PhD diploma on skin cancer prevention.
Aimilios’ main fields of research interests are in the dermoscopy of skin tumours, the application of the method in general dermatology, and the improvement of the management of oncologic patients. He is co-author of approximately 190 scientific papers, editor of four books and author of several chapters on dermoscopy.
Aimilios is currently the General Secretary of the International Dermoscopy Society and the General Secretary of the 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy, which will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 14-16 June 2018.
Dr Elvira Moscarella
Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
COURSE FEES AND 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
Each of the three levels of this course consists of eight modules which are delivered online and can be viewed and replayed at any time. All courses include:
- All presentation slides available for download.
- Access to additional learning resources, reference materials and video lectures.
- Reading list with references to peer-reviewed journal articles to keep up-to-date with developments in the field.
- Web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors questions while you implement your learning.
For the Professional and Advanced Certificates, there is a six-month exam period. In order to pass the assessment and progress to the next course, you must complete the assessment online. Exam extensions are available on a case by case basis.
Online activities for the Professional and Advanced Certificates include a pre-course activity, responding to interactive case discussions, knowledge- and scenario-based questions, two interactive webinars, and a post-course activity.
Online activities for the Professional Diploma level include a pre-course activity, literature review, responding to interactive case discussions, knowledge- and scenario-based questions, two interactive webinars, and a post-course activity. A clinical audit is also a module of the Professional Diploma designed to demonstrate your application of learning in clinical presentations. The clinical audit is separately accredited.
In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.
- Develop a report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development. - All certificate levels
- Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair. - Professional Diploma only
- Complete a clinical audit (separately accredited) to demonstrate application of learning. - Professional Diploma only
- There is a knowledge-based examination and an application-based examination which are both equally weighted. The pass mark for online examinations is 80 per cent. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone; knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course. - All certificate levels
- Explanation of how the learning from this course has helped you with your professional development. - All certificate levels
HealthCert recommends completion of all requirements at your convenience within six months of the start of a cohort for the Professional and Advanced Certificates and within 12 months for the Professional Diploma.
Certification and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the exam, course participants will receive the respective Certificates of Dermoscopy and below points. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.
RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points
- PDP units: 32 Educational activity, 16 Performance review
- MOPs points: 16
RACGP - CPD Accredited Activity: 40 CPD Program points
- PDP units: 32 Educational activity, 16 Performance review
- MOPs points: 16
RACGP - CPD Accredited Activity: 40 CPD Program points
- PDP units: 39 Educational activity, 16 Performance review
- MOPs points: 16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
- Is recognised by the Skin Cancer Institute and may be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship.
- Has been collaboratively designed with, and reviewed by, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano, Head of the Dermatology Unit, Second University of Naples, Italy. A prolific author of scientific articles.
- Is recognised by the International Dermoscopy Society. Membership is worldwide and more than 100 countries are represented.
- Gives alumni a significant financial credit towards the Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventitive
Dermato-Oncology program at the Medical University of Graz.
- Is recognised by The University of Queensland towards the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) for IMED7003.
- Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA PATHWAY
It is recommended that this qualification be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship with the Skin Cancer Institute.
RPL with The University of Queensland
The Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy is guaranteed for RPL for the unit IMED7003, part of the Graduate Certificate of Medicine (Skin Cancer) which is the first step in the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) at The University of Queensland. There are no further requirements for this RPL, it is automatic and guaranteed and provides a saving on fees.
View The University of Queensland, Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) program here.
RPL with Torrens University
This postgraduate pathway is for General Practitioners and degree-qualified medical practitioners who have successfully completed any HealthCert Professional Diploma (all three levels). The following postgraduate course is offered entirely online through Torrens University: Master of Business Administration (MBA). Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for two general electives for any HealthCert Professional Diploma. In cases where a HealthCert alumni has completed two Professional Diplomas, they will be able to apply for four general electives towards the MBA. More information here. This will be helpful to further develop business, management and leadership capabilities.
Please apply directly to Torrens University through this link https://apply.torrens.edu.au/
Financial credit towards Master degree at University of Graz
Upon completion of the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy, graduates can continue their studies towards the Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventitive Dermato-Oncology at the Medical University of Graz at a significantly discounted rate. The program guides participants through three different education levels: Basic Dermoscopy, Academic Expert in Dermoscopy and Master of Dermoscopy and Preventitive Dermato-Oncology. For more information, please click here or contact Andrea Hofmann at email@example.com.
HEALTHCERT CLINICAL ATTACHMENTS
Course participants who successfully complete the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine may continue their professional development by completing a HealthCert Clinical Attachment at a specialist clinic or university teaching hospital to further develop professional knowledge. A HealthCert Australian Clinical Attachment is recommended as the first clinical attachment after completing the HealthCert dermoscopy qualifications and a HealthCert International Clinical Attachment is recommended for subsequent clinical attachments.