Dermoscopy empowers the clinician with improved diagnostic capability in the management of primary cutaneous malignancy. Histopathology usually defines the diagnosis, guides optimal therapeutic decisions and predicts prognosis. This course extends the knowledge and skill required to understand the application and conceptual links between dermoscopy and histopathology.
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine (which includes dermoscopy) clinicians are encouraged to enrol in the Certificate in Advanced Dermoscopy and Histopathology. However the Certificate in Advanced Dermoscopy and Histopathology is open to any medical practitioner who has experience in dermoscopy. Delivery of this course is focused on improving diagnostic skill and management by exploring the correlations linking histopathology with dermoscopy.
The goal of this program is to provide advanced training in the application of dermoscopy to diagnosis and the management of skin cancer in the both primary care and specialist practice.
The Certificate course will provide the clinician with a range of skills at an advanced level in:
- Dermatoscopes: non polarized verses polarized
- Evidence based application of dermoscopy
- Pigmented and non pigmented structures
- Dermoscopic analysis of vascular patterns
- Dermoscopy of melanocytic lesions
- Use of dermoscopy in the management of Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Keratinocytic lesions, diagnosis and management
- Important dermoscopy features of clinically relevant miscellaneous entities
- Dermoscopy feature variation in different anatomic sites
Certificate Course Format
The Certificate course is designed to meet the needs of busy medical practitioners by providing a flexible program with the majority of its requirements conducted in your own time.
The course includes:
- An online pre-workshop activity (completed in your own time prior to the workshop component)
- A two day weekend practical workshop
- Reference materials including full colour folder of all PowerPoint slides presented
- Online training and assessment (completed in your own time within 6 months of attending the workshop)
- Online Pre-Workshop Activity
Online Pre-Workshop Activity
To prepare the participant the University of Queensland has a short series of 40 multiple choice questions completed online prior to the workshop segment. A record of participation is kept for the various colleges as it forms part of the CPD / CME component.
Workshop DeliveryThe two day workshop segment of the course is presented by renown Skin Cancer Dermoscopists and pathologists including Dr Ian Katz, Dr Cliff Rosendahl, Dr John Pyne, Dr Simon Clark and Dr Alan Cameron in an interactive and case based program which is unique in Australia. The course includes case discussions and the use of wireless audience responders.
Dates and Locations
This workshop will be presented by internationally renowned specialists:
- Dr Cliff Rosendahl
- Dr Alan Cameron
- Dr John Pyne
- Dr Simon Clark
- Dr Ian Katz
This course features two online assessment requirements case studies and multiple choice questions. The assessment is to be completed at your convenience within three months of the completion of the workshop.
The open book exams are designed in such a way that they do not have to be completed in one sitting with the ability to log in and out as many times as you wish.
A Statutory Declaration must be completed and signed at the conclusion of the exam to verify that you have completed the exam without personal outside assistance.
The University of Queensland School of Medicine Award is posted on receipt of your statutory declaration.
RACGP = Cat 1 CPD points pending
ACRRM = PDRP points pending
Relationship to UQ Masters
Relationship to the UQ Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) degree
Students who complete this certificate course are eligible for credit towards a related unit in the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer). Learn More
University of Queensland School of Medicine
Certificate in Advanced Dermoscopy and Histopathology
Course Fees and Inclusions
Participants will be provided with pre and post - workshop activities, reference materials including a full colour folder of PowerPoint slides, online dermoscopy training and assessment program and catering.
Early Bird Payment
"Early Bird" registration 30 days or more prior to the event is $2,795 inc GST.
Standard course fee is $2,995 inc GST.
$795 per month debited from your credit card for a period of 4 months.
When you have completed the registration page the system will ask you which payment method you would like to choose and at this time you can make your selection.