The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for doctors with a special interest in skin cancer surgery. The prerequisite for this course is the completion of the two-day Complex Workshop in Skin Cancer Surgery teaching the most advanced
This course is the third 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 + Complex Workshop.
|Professional Diploma of
Skin Cancer Surgery
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS and course requisites
The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery is ideal for medical professionals with a special interest in skin cancer surgery. Participants can expect to work with noted Skin Cancer Doctors and gain the knowledge required to handle the most advanced surgical procedures on anatomically complex and cosmetically sensitive areas, thus reducing referrals to specialists and making them a favourable referral option for their peers. The course is suitable for general practitioners and International Medical Graduates. Participants must have completed the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery (or a qualification deemed equivalent). It is recommended that 300 cases of skin cancer surgery have been completed before enrolling in this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be
Doctors who have completed The University of Queensland certificate courses in skin cancer surgery are able to gain credit for those studies, providing the relevant HealthCert assessment is completed prior to diploma studies commencing (please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for the process).
Other qualifications and prior studies may also be
The program provides advanced training in skin cancer surgery, allowing GPs to manage more complex cases in the primary care setting. Participants must complete and mandatory face-to-face Complex Workshop including practical surgery sessions with a team of surgical assistants who will guide and support you as you
The Complex Workshop (prerequisite of the Professional Diploma) covers:
- Neurovascular island flaps
- Bilobed flaps
- Banner and rhomboid flaps
- V-Y flaps
- Lip wedges
- Periorbital defects
- Case presentations
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
OUTLINE: COMPLEX WORKSHOP
(Prerequisite of the Professional Diploma course)
|8:00am - 8:30am||Registration|
|8:30am - 10:30am||Session 1||Neurovascular island flaps|
|10:30am - 11:00am||Morning Tea|
|11.00am - 1:00pm||Session 2||Bilobed Flaps|
|1.00pm - 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Session 3||Banner and rhomboid flaps|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:30pm - 4:30pm||Session 3 (CONT)||Banner and rhomboid flaps|
|7:45am - 8:00am||Arrival|
|8:00am - 9:30am||Session 4||V-Y flaps|
|9:30am - 10:00am||Morning Tea|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Session 5||Lip wedges|
|11.30am - 12:30pm||Lunch|
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||Session 6||Periorbital defects|
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|2:30pm - 4:00pm||Session 7||Case presentations|
Dr Anthony Azzi
MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer)
Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland
Director at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW
Dr Alister Lilleyman
MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), FSCCA
Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland
Skin Cancer Doctor at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW
Dr Victor Harling
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.
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 rate valid for registrations 30 days prior to course date. GP registrars save $500.
Pathway Bundle Price
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.
CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION
Upon completion of all course requirements, you will receive the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery certificate and below points. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.
- PDP units: 3 Educational activity, 12 Performance review
- MOPs points: 3
- 2 days under the Surgery Rural Procedural Training Grant
- To gain QI&CPD points for this activity, GPs are to self-record their learning for QI&CPD recognition. For further information, please contact your state RACGP office: click here.
- Provides PRPD points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
- Is a self-submitted activity with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
- Is a self-submitted activity with 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 (SCI) and may be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship.
- Qualifies for a clinical attachment in France at the University of Lyon.
- Qualifies for a clinical attachment in Austria at the University of Vienna.
- Has been collaboratively designed with, and is annually reviewed by, Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Macquarie University.
- Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.
Australia-based course participants, please note that HealthCert certificates are not accredited by TEQSA or ASQA and do not fall within the Australian Qualification Framework. All HealthCert certificates are professional development awards.
It is recommended that this qualification be used as part of an application for Membership or Fellowship with the Skin Cancer Institute.
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