Surgery is still considered the most effective and definitive skin cancer treatment. With limited access to surgeons and year-long waiting lists at public hospitals, patients depend on skilled general practitioners who can offer an immediate solution to their concerns. This program is ideal for deepening and advancing your surgical competence and provides an essential step towards
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF SKIN CANCER SURGERY
The Professional Certificate course will extend your skills in performing large elliptical excisions, flaps and grafts. You will acquire advanced Skin Cancer Surgery skills for more complex skin cancer cases in a highly practical program.
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE OF SKIN CANCER SURGERY
Through the Advanced Certificate course, you will acquire and hone advanced Skin Cancer Surgery techniques on the anatomically complex and cosmetically sensitive areas of the head and neck.
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA OF SKIN CANCER SURGERY
Through the Professional Diploma course, you will acquire and hone the most advanced Skin Cancer Surgery techniques on the anatomically complex and sensitive areas of nose and lower limb.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS and course requisites
This program is ideal for deepening and advancing your surgical competence and provides an essential step towards
- Participants of the Professional Certificate
ofSkin Cancer Surgery should have experience in minor surgical procedures.
- Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Professional Certificate course or have similar qualifications.
- In order to qualify for the Professional Diploma, participants must complete both certificate courses in sequential order.
Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery
- Surgical anatomy and skin lines
- Local anaesthetic blocks
- Large elliptical excisions
- Advanced suturing techniques
- Rotation flaps
- Advancement flaps
- Full thickness grafts
- Dog ear repairs
- Wound care and various dressings
Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery
- Anatomy of head, neck, face and lower limbs
- Advancement flaps and rhomboid flaps on the face
- Rotational flaps
in closureof scalp, cheek and distal limb defects
- Full thickness and split thickness grafts on the face and lower limb defects
- Closure of ear defects with flaps, grafts and wedges
- Closure of upper lip and lateral nose defects with advancement, rhomboid and V-Y flaps
Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery
- Anatomy of nose, eyelids, lips and ears
- Reconstruction of alar and nasal tip defects of the nose and bilobed flap
- Reconstruction of lower eyelid defects
- Reconstruction of complex lip and ear defects
- Lower limb anatomy and surgical planning
- Perforator island flaps for the lower limb
Meet Your Instructors
Dr Tony Dicker
Senior lecturer (Skin Cancer) and Course Co-ordinator Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer), The University of Queensland
Dr Tony Dicker has been practising full-time Skin Cancer Medicine in Melbourne since 2004, and the previous two years practiced skin cancer medicine in Brisbane. Prior to this, he obtained his PhD from The University of Queensland in molecular biology of skin cancer with Professor Ian Frazer's group at Princess Alexandra Hospital. He then spent three years as a dermatology registrar at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital. Tony graduated from Monash University in 1989.
Dr Anthony Azzi
MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer)
Director at Newcastle Skin Check, Charlestown NSW, Australia
Dr Anthony Azzi graduated from the University of Sydney in 1989 and moved to Newcastle, where he spent the next 13 years working in the public hospital system. He now works in private practice as a Skin Cancer Doctor, Assistant Surgeon, and Bariatric Physician. He completed a Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer from the University of Queensland, where he is now a Senior Lecturer. He is a proud member of the Australian Medical Association, Skin Cancer College Australasia, Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Dr Alister Lilleyman
MBBS, MMed (Skin Cancer), FSCCA
Dr Victor Harling
Skin Cancer Doctor at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Dermatology (Wales)
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 a number of 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 teaches the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course to fellow GPs, delivered in collaboration with Bond University.
Dates AND Locations
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$845 x 4
$860 x 7
$930 x 9
Different payments options available.
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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.
COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT
The program is delivered face-to-face in a small group setting with experienced skin cancer surgeons and a team of surgical assistants. The two-day face-to-face courses feature highly practical sessions with supporting theory and focus on different anatomical areas. Participants are required to complete short pre-course activities and post-course online assessments.
In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.
- Develop a report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development. - All Certificate Levels
- Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair. - Advanced Certificate and Professional Diploma only
- Document with photographs 25 related cases including
applicationof the knowledge. - Professional Diploma only
- There is a knowledge-based examination and an application-based examination which are both equally weighted. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone; knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course. The pass mark for online examinations is 80 percent. - All Certificate Levels
HealthCert recommends completion of all requirements at your convenience within three months for Professional and Advanced Certificate and six to nine months for Professional Diploma of the completion of the course.
What you get for your one-off investment
- Online pre-course activity (to be completed in your own time prior to the program component).
- Two-day practical course, including catering.
- All materials including surgical instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
Full-colourworkbook including all presentation slides.
- CPD points (see below for details).
CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION
Upon successful completion of the exams, course participants will receive the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and/or the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery.
Each course qualifies for:
- Is recognised by 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.
Professional Diploma Pathway
Membership of the Skin Cancer Institute is also recommended. This qualification may be used as part of an application for Certified Skin Cancer Doctor credentials.
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 2 and only need to complete the final examinations for this module.
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 30 percent of the postgraduate program due to the APCL. Supervised examinations will need to be completed in the United Arab Emirates campus.
A credit pathway from the Postgraduate Diploma to a Master degree is currently under discussion. Full details will be provided in an announcement before December 2017.
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 organisation in Austria, as well as one of the top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe's largest hospital, the Vienna General Hospital, with all of its medical staff. The Vienna General Hospital has about 100,000 patients treated as inpatients and 605,000 treated as outpatients each year.
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