The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery provides an essential step towards
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.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS and course requisites
This course is for general practitioners only. 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 recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your educational history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate
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 recognised. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.
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. The program includes practical surgery sessions. Our team of surgical assistants will guide and support you as you practise the various surgical techniques.
The theory and practical sessions cover:
- 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
Course participants will:
- Observe experts performing skin cancer surgery techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
- Perform surgical techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback
- Participate in online discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
- Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
- Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
- Optional surgical clinical attachments are also available at dedicated skin cancer clinics
|8:15am - 8:45am||Registration|
|8:45am - 10:15am||Session 1||Ellipses, advancement flaps and flap principles|
|10:15am - 10:45am||Morning Tea|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||Session 2||Rhomboids and transposition|
|12:15pm - 1:15pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm - 2:45pm||Session 3||Bilobed flap|
|2:45pm - 3:15pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||Session 4||Grafts SSG, HALO, FTSG|
|7:45am - 8:00am||Arrival|
|8:00am - 9:30am||Session 5||VY flap, Bazier flap and Keystone flap
(Continued in session 6)
|9:30am - 10:00am||Morning Tea|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Session 6||VY flap, Bazier flap and Keystone flap anatomy
(Continued from session 5)
Surgical planning, tips and techniques
|11.30am - 12:30pm||Lunch|
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||Session 7||Revision of flaps|
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|2:30pm - 4:00pm||Session 8||Clinical application|
Meet Your Instructors
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.
|REGULAR TUITION FEE
||EARLY BIRD RATE||DEFERRED PAYMENT|
$845 x 4
$860 x 7
$930 x 9
Different payments options available.
|Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.||Defer your payments over several months.|
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
CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION
Upon completion of the course, you will receive the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery.
Both the Saturday and Sunday components of this course have been applied for the Training Grant for Rural and Remote Procedural GPs Program (Procedural Grant Program).
- 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.
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 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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