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 Expert 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 + Expert Workshop.
|Professional Diploma of
Skin Cancer Surgery
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 atomically 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).
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 Expert Workshop including practical surgery sessions with a team of surgical assistants who will guide and support you as you
The Expert Workshop (prerequisite of the Professional Diploma) covers:
- Anatomy of nose, eyelids,
- Reconstruction of alar and nasal tip defects of the nose and the bilobed flap
- Reconstruction of lower eyelid defects
- Reconstruction of complex lip and ear defects
- Lower limb anatomy and surgical planning
- A review of perforator island flaps for the lower limb: Bezier and Keystone flaps
Course participants will:
- Observe experts performing skin cancer surgery techniques on a large screen with close-up camera during the face-to-face Expert Workshop
- Perform surgical techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback during the face-to-face Expert Workshop
- Participate in online discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
- Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
- Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course
- Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
- Have the opportunity to participate in optional clinical attachments at dedicated skin cancer clinics
OUTLINE: EXPERT WORKSHOP
(Prerequisite of the Professional Diploma course)
|8:15am - 8:45am||Registration|
|8:45am - 10:15am||Session 1||Nose Part 1 – Island Pedicle Flaps|
|10:15am - 10:45am||Morning Tea|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||Session 2||Nose Part 2 – Nasolabial and Bilobed Flaps|
|12:15pm - 1:15pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm - 2:45pm||Session 3||Double flaps - Rotation, Rhomboid and Reading Man|
|2:45pm - 3:15pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||Session 4||Bezier and Keystone Neurovascular Island Flaps|
|7:45am - 8:00am||Arrival|
|8:00am - 9:30am||Session 5||Upper Lip – Flaps and Wedges|
|9:30am - 10:00am||Morning Tea|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Session 6||Ear – Pull Through and Helical Flaps and Composite Grafts|
|11.30am - 12:30pm||Lunch|
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||Session 7||Eyelids - Flaps, Grafts and Wedges|
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|2:30pm - 4:00pm||Session 8||Clinical application – Tips and Case Studies|
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 follow GPs in HealthCert certificate course and Clinical Attachments at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre.
Date AND Location:
(Prerequsite of the
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship.
Upon completion of all course requirements, you will receive the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery.
The two-day Expert Workshop (prerequisite of the Professional Diploma course) qualifies for the Training Grant for Rural and Remote Procedural GPs Program (Procedural Grant Program).
- 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 accredited by the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) and may be used as part of an application for Certified Skin Cancer Doctor credentials.
- 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, accredited by RACGP, ACRRM and RNZCGP.
This qualification may be used as part of an application for Certified Skin Cancer Doctor credentials at 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.
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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