Clinical Attachment in Skin Cancer Medicine



In collaboration with universities, teaching hospitals and specialist private clinics, the HealthCert clinical attachments program provides GPs and clinical nurses with a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and clinical support training. Participants will have the unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of procedures in dedicated treatment facilities by observing and questioning experts – this may include all aspects of treatment including initial consultations and patient treatment options as well as surgical procedures, use of equipment and patient follow-ups.



Participants can undertake the program in Australia or in various locations in Europe. We are hard at work adding more partners to the list so please check back often for updated information.

Skin Cancer Clinical Attachment in Redcliffe, Queensland


The Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art clinic and referral centre. This referral centre will provide the base for your Clinical Attachment, where you will experience first-hand day-to-day operations and interactions of a world class skin cancer centre. The clinic is easily accessible and is located just 20 minutes north of Brisbane Airport at Redcliffe. The program is suitable for general practitioners and nurses.

Skin Cancer Clinical Attachment in Vienna, Austria


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. The program is suitable for general practitioners only.

Skin Cancer Clinical Attachment in Lyon, France


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 program is suitable for general practitioners and nurses.

Entry Requirements

The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in skin cancer medicine who have completed the HealthCert Skin Cancer Medicine or Surgery courses (or equivalent). It is recommended that participants complete a clinical attachment in Australia first as the program will follow exactly the training received at HealthCert courses. Subsequently medical professionals can gain an insight into the clinical practice, patient care management, and cultural context of the overseas’ specialist facilities.


The program may be tailored individually to the participant’s special interests and activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • First and second level screening of patients with benign and malignant skin tumors
  • Confocal imaging of suspicious lesions
  • Mole mapping facility tours
  • Clinico-pathologic meetings
  • Tumor board meetings for the multidisciplinary discussion of difficult cases
  • Biopsy techniques
  • Cryotherapy, curettage and field treatments
  • Ellipses and direct repair
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Clinical notes and billing


Your supervisors are widely regarded as some of the world’s foremost specialists in skin cancer medicine, including:


Dr Victor Harling

MBBS (UQ), Diploma (SCCA)

Skin Cancer Physician at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre, Queensland, Australia


Dr Harald Kittler


Professor of Dermatology at Medical University of Vienna, Austria


Dr Luc Thomas


Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology, Lyons cancer research center (Pr Puisieux), France


Medical professionals can apply for a two-day or five-day program where they will experience first-hand the day-to-day operations and interactions of world class skin cancer facilities. Participants will further develop their clinical skills by observing experienced skin cancer doctors, participating in case discussions and asking questions on all aspects of skin cancer treatment and patient care.


Medical professionals must submit their application with their preferred dates at least one month prior to the program commencement date. HealthCert will contact the facility and arrange for the placement of the applicant at the host facility. Participants must commence the program at the latest six months after their application has been accepted.


Participants are expected to independently organise and fund their travel and accommodation throughout the duration of the program. They are responsible for their own insurance and a disclaimer must be signed for HealthCert and partners. The hosting facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.


General Practitioner Fees
Two-day program
Five-day program
Clinic Nurse Fees*
Two-day program
Five-day program

*The Medical University of Vienna only accepts general practitioners.


No assessment is required for this activity. However for members of the RACGP who wish to qualify for Category 1 CPD points certain records must be kept and session summaries completed. See the CPD section below.


For members of the RACGP these activities are considered as a “Supervised Clinical Attachment” activity which qualify for 40 Category 1 points. A list of the required information will be provided upon registration. The participant must complete these documents and submit them to the RACGP upon completion. This is a self-submitted activity. HealthCert will provide a “Certificate of Clinical Attachment - Australia” or a “Certificate of Clinical Attachment - International" to confirm completion of the activity.


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“My visit to the Skin Cancer Centre at Redcliffe was very exciting and interesting with innovative and unexpected “twists” here and there, making the Centre really unique. Most of all, I appreciated you giving me unlimited access and insight into your organization on how things should be done and run. You have inspired me and I have "converted" to Skin Cancer Management. I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to experience your environment and I would like to thank every one of the friendly staff at the Clinic for their support. Anyone interested in pursuing skin cancer management, should not miss the opportunity to visit your clinic.”

Dr. Darko Sulava, Vic


“The structured clinical attachment at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre has provided an excellent first-hand experience and insight into many procedural aspects of skin cancer medicine management. It is a well-organised program which has afforded me good practical experience in this expanding area of medical practice. Thoroughly recommended.”

Dr Andrew McIntosh, Vic


“I had a recent two-day Clinical Attachment at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Clinic. It is a new purpose-built practice and really showed me how to run a very high-standard skin cancer practice. All the staff are very friendly and highly efficient. The doctors are very keen to teach and I left with many new techniques and ideas. I can recommend this attachment to any doctor with an interest in skin cancer.”

Dr James Bushell, SA


“I spent a week at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre and it was great. The Clinical Attachment really covered most of the areas I had issues with and the team provided me with very net answers to my questions.”

Dr Farhang Fathi, QLD

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