YOUR LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides advanced training in skin cancer surgery and teaches various techniques allowing GPs to treat more complex cases in the primary care setting. 

As a result of this foundational training, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to tailor incisions to the patient, improving cosmetic outcomes and reducing scarring.
  • Describe surgical anatomy, skin lines and local anaesthetic blocks.
  • Identify dog ear repairs, wound care and various dressings.
  • Identify safe, advanced suture techniques needed to close excisions, including vertical mattress, horizontal mattress and deep suturing.
  • Explain how to perform rotation flaps and advancement flaps. 
  • Describe when to apply full thickness grafts.
  • Identify limitations in training and experience referring necessary patients to the appropriate specialist.

 

This course includes practical surgery sessions. Our team of surgical assistants will guide and support you as you practise the various surgical techniques. 

Practical activities in this workshop include:

  • Different types of suturing techniques
  • Elliptical excisions
  • Rotation flaps
  • Advancement flaps
  • Full thickness grafts
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Delivered in partnership with The University of Queensland’s School of Medicine, a world's “Top 50” school of clinical medicine.

THIS TRAINING IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO...

  • gain confidence in removing skin cancers that require minor procedures rather than referring cases to another practitioner.
  • acquire and hone hands-on suturing and procedural techniques.
  • provide improved care in a regional or rural areas where your patients have no access to specialist help.
  • bill patients appropriately for all skin cancer cases.
  • upskill in a focused, outcome-driven training program that fits into your busy schedule.

Course Outline

1 Surgical foundations

1.1  Surgical anatomy and skin lines

1.2  Tailoring incisions to patient

1.3  Improving cosmetic outcomes and reducing scarring

1.4  Local anaesthetic blocks on face

1.5  Margins

2 Advanced skin suturing

2.1  Techniques of suturing 

2.2  Vertical mattress

2.3  Horizontal mattress

2.4  Deep suturing

3 Wound care and dressing selection

3.1  Proper use of modern dressings and wound healing

4 Pivotal flaps

4.1  Rotation flap theory

4.2  Rotation flap practical session

5 Advancement flaps

5.1  Advancement flap theory

5.2  Advancement flap practical

6 Full thickness skin grafting

6.1 Skin graft properties

6.2 Healing

6.3 Management

6.4 Donor sites

7 Dog ears repairs

8 Case studies

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

This practical-based workshop is led by experienced skin cancer doctors and university lecturers Dr Tony Dicker and Jonny Levy. The course presenters are joined by a team of experienced GPs to assist in the delivery of outstanding learning outcomes.

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Dr Tony Dicker

MBBS, PhD

Senior lecturer (Skin Cancer), UQ School of Medicine

Course Co-ordinator Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer)

Dr Jonny Levy

MBBS, PhD

Senior lecturer (Skin Cancer), UQ School of Medicine

 

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE 

The UQ certificate course is designed to meet the needs of busy medical practitioners by combining a 2-day practical workshop with online training and assessment:

 

What you get for your one-off investment:

  • Online pre-workshop activity (to be completed in your own time prior to the workshop component).
  • Two-day weekend practical workshop including catering.
  • All materials including surgical instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
  • Full-colour workbook including all presentation slides.
  • Additional online training and assessment.
  • Post-workshop online assessment (to be completed in your own time within three months of attending the workshop).
  • University of Queensland School of Medicine award upon successfully passing the assessment.
  • CPD points (see below for details).
  • Credit into UQ Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer).
  • Lifetime support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.

Face-to-face Course Dates and Locations

Brisbane
10 - 11 October 2015
Royal International Convention Centre
Perth
7 - 8 November 2015
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sydney
5 - 6 December 2015
Hilton Sydney
Melbourne
27 - 28 February 2016
Melbourne Park Function Centre
Adelaide
9 - 10 April 2016
Adelaide Convention Centre

COURSE INVESTMENT AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Our courses have been designed with affordability in mind. Course tuition options are as follows:

Option #1:
$2,995 – Save $200 if you register 30 days in advance. Normal price $3,195. 

Option #2: 
$845 per month – Pay over 4 months via credit card.

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • This course features an online assessment, including 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.

CPD POINTS

The Sunday component of this course has been approved for the Training Grant for Rural and Remote Procedural GPs Program (Procedural Grant Program).

RACGP: 40 Category 1 CPD points
ACRRM: 30 PRPD points + 30 PRPD Surgery points

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CERTIFICATE

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will receive The University of Queensland School of Medicine Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery.

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OPTIONAL PATHWAY TO THE MASTER OF MEDICINE (SKIN CANCER)

Doctors who complete this certificate course are eligible for credit towards a related unit in The University of Queensland Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer). Learn More

Your investment is fully backed by our “Double Guarantee

The Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery is the most comprehensive practical training in skin cancer surgery available today. The course gives you everything you need to surgically manage skin cancer cases using the latest knowledge, skills and best-practice advice. We have every confidence in this course – so much so that we back the program with our Double Guarantee:

Guarantee #1: Unique Learning Guarantee

If you are not able to apply the course learning outcomes in your practice, get in touch with us within 90 days of course completion and you can attend the course again at no cost.

Guarantee #2: Total Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with the course for any reason, simply hand in your course materials at the end of day 1 and we will provide you with a 100% refund of your course investment.

WHAT YOUR COLLEAGUES SAY

"I found the Skin cancer workshop very informative and have changed my day-to-day practice as a result. It was extremely well run and the content and presenters were of a consistently high calibre. I have no hesitation in recommending this workshop to any of my colleagues who have an interest in skin cancer management."
Dr D. Venter, AKL, NZ
“Your presentation of the Skin Cancer Surgery was the best of the ones I have been to. It was beautifully explained and presented. Thank you all. ”


Dr LC, WA