The Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy is the second course in the three-part HealthCert Certificate and Diploma program in Dermoscopy. The course has been designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who already use dermoscopy and are interested in taking their skill-set to a more advanced level. The course will provide the participants with a range of skills and knowledge in the management of nail lesions, mucosal lesions, difficult benign lesions and Melanomas, pink tumours, rare skin tumours, and the broad spectrum of BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer. Recognised and developed by members of the International Dermoscopy Society, no other program brings together such a diverse and accomplished team of globally renowned dermatologists and dermoscopy experts from Italy, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, and Australia.
This course is the second part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy, Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy and Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy.
THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE COURSE IS LIMITED TO 30 PLACES PER TRIMESTER
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES
This course is for General Practitioners and degree-qualified nurses who work under the supervision of a General Practitioner. Participants must have successfully completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy course (or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also highly recommends successful completion of at least 25 cases of dermoscopy prior to enrolment. Equivalent alternatives
Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.
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
COURSE CONTENTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Advanced Certificate course will provide the participants with a range of skills and knowledge.
- Nail lesions
- Mucosal lesions
- Difficult benign lesions
- Difficult melanomas
- Pink tumours
- Rare skin tumours
- BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer
- Dermoscopy in general dermatology
Course participants will:
- Utilize Interactive Atlas international dermoscopy program
- Utilize YouDermoscopy application (app)
- Participate in webinars with experts and professional colleagues
- Observe professional clinic/patient interactions via video
- Evaluate dermoscopy cases in an online discussion board
Module 1: Nail lesions - Luc Thomas
In this module, you will learn the clinical and dermoscopic clues to help diagnose melanonychia
Module 2: Mucosal lesions - Andreas Blum
In this module, you will learn the dermoscopic patterns of the most frequent lesions of the mucosa. Practical tips will be presented for using the
Module 3: Difficult benign lesions - Caterina Longo
In this module, you will learn the morphologic variability of naevi with special features and the diagnostic clues that aid to distinguish them from malignancy.
Module 4: Difficult melanomas - Ashfaq A. Marghoob
In this module, you will learn the dermoscopic clues to help diagnose melanomas that often prove challenging to recognise clinically. The use of dermoscopy has allowed for the improved recognition of nodular melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma, amelanotic melanoma,
Module 5: Pink tumours - Iris Zalaudek
In this module, you will learn how to assess pink lesions including melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin tumours based on the recognition of specific vascular structures, their arrangement and specific clues. In addition, established management rules will be discussed that aid to avoid missing amelanotic melanoma.
Module 6: Rare skin tumours - Elvira Moscarella
In this module, you will learn dermoscopy features of pigmented and non-pigmented variants of uncommon skin tumours. You will learn to identify dermatoscopic clues helpful to diagnose rare skin cancer, with special emphasis on those tumours that are associated with complex syndromes.
Module 7: BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer - Harald Kittler
In this module, you will learn to characterise patterns of pigmented and non-pigmented variants of epithelial skin cancer. You will learn to identify common and uncommon dermatoscopic clues to diagnose all variants of epithelial skin cancer with confidence.
Module 8: Dermoscopy in general dermatology - Aimilios Lallas
In this module, you will learn the dermoscopic patterns of the most frequent inflammatory and infectious skin diseases and also practical tips on how dermoscopy can help differentiating among them
Meet Your Instructors
Prof Luc Thomas
Professor and Chairman
Department of Dermatology, Lyons Cancer Research Center (Pr Puisieux), France
A/Prof Andreas Blum
MD PhD MSc (DermPrevOncol)
Public, Private and Teaching Practice, Konstanz, Germany Associate Professor at the University of Tuebingen, Germany
A/Prof Caterina Longo
Skin Cancer Unit, ASMN-IRCCS, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
A/Prof Ashfaq A. Marghoob
Attending Physician, Dermatology Service,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Skin Cancer Center,
New York, USA
Dr Iris Zalaudek
Research Director of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Unit, Division of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Dr Elvira Moscarella
Arcispedale S.Maria Nuova, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Prof Harald Kittler
Professor of Dermatology at Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Dr Aimilios Lallas
MD PhD MSc
First Department of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
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GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship.
The Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy is designed as a fully online course. There are eight units in a HealthCert Advanced Certificate program. The course is delivered in one trimester (15 weeks) with 12 weeks of online teaching (video lectures, case discussion boards, webinars) and 3 weeks of revision and examination.
The course includes:
Full-colourworkbook including all presentation slides.
- 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.
- 12-month web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors questions while you implement your learning.
There is a 3 week exam period at the end of each trimester. In order for you to pass the assessment and progress to the next course you must complete the assessment within this period. Exam extensions of up to six months are available on a case by case basis if required. Participants are required to complete two online tests. Both assessments are of equal weight.
- 104 Yes/No knowledge questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training. Example: The medical practitioner believes that 10% of the population … Is he correct?
- 104 multiple-choice authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic. Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem …what should you do?
Certification and Accreditation
The recommended study time commitment is 124 hours per course.
RACGP: 40 Category 1 QI&CPD Points
ACRRM: 30 PRPD Points
This certificate course:
- Is recognised by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). The RNZCGP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Peer review and audit are compulsory
- Is accredited by The Skin Cancer Institute and may be used as part of an application for Certified Skin Cancer Doctor credentials.
- Has been collaboratively designed with, and reviewed by, Associate 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.
- Is recognised by the Medical University of Graz as part two of the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy that has a credit pathway towards the MSc in Dermoscopy and Preventative Dermato-Oncology.
Professional Diploma Pathway
Postgraduate Pathway to Master Degree
There is a postgraduate pathway from the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy.
A postgraduate credit pathway exists with the Medical University of Graz towards the MSc in Dermoscopy and Preventative Dermato-Oncology. This pathway provides
The Master program at the Medical University of Graz is a distance learning program delivered predominantly online. The program guides participants through three different education levels and consists of 19 teaching modules. The modules can be completed in 6 semesters but graduates have the possibility to take an early exit and receive an International Dermoscopy Diploma after 3 semesters or become certified as an Academic Expert in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-Oncology after 4 semesters.
HealthCert graduates will receive credit for modules 4 to 13. The three units required to obtain the International Dermoscopy Diploma from the University of Graz (Modules 1-3) can be obtained fully online.
Education Level 1: International Dermoscopy Diploma
Module 1: Epidemiology of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer
Module 2: Primary skin cancer prevention
Module 3: Secondary skin cancer prevention
Module 4: Introduction to Dermoscopy
Module 5: Dermoscopic criteria (overview) + histopathologic correlation
Module 6: Diagnostic relevance of patterns
Module 7: Diagnostic algorithms
Module 8: Dermoscopy in the daily routine
Module 9: Special issues
Module 10: Future aspects
Module 11: Dermoscopic-pathologic correlation
Module 12: Dermoscopy Atlas
Module 13: Consultation on the job
Education Level 2: Academic Expert in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-Oncology*
Module 14: Advanced Dermoscopy
Module 15: Update on recent research
Module 16: Rare skin tumours
Education Level 3: Masters of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-Oncology
*Requirements: 1) One week on-campus at the University of Graz, Austria. Completing the “International Short Course on Dermoscopy”. 2) Two weeks attendance at a Centre of Excellence which is located all over the world, including Australia.
Fees: HealthCert graduates will pay €1500 for modules 1-3. Modules 4 to 13 will be free of payment. For the Academic expert level and the Master level payment of €5000, each is necessary.
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