GP Practical Dermoscopy Course

Practical Dermoscopy is a new course for GPs developed and delivered by the Australasian College of Dermatologists

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, and this is treated predominantly within general practice. Crucial to management of skin malignancy is accurate diagnosis. Dermoscopy allows the detection of clinical features invisible to the naked eye, and has been well shown to increase the diagnostic accuracy of users.

In Practical Dermoscopy, GPs put dermoscopy theory into practice and develop a thorough understanding of how dermoscopy can be used to manage patients with skin cancer. Practical Dermoscopy is facilitated by leading dermatologists. It is delivered in a blended learning mode of self-paced online learning, an asynchronous virtual clinic which simulates the outpatients’ clinic online, and a one-day face-to-face workshop. Clinical scenarios are used extensively in the course so you will have a wide range of clinical experience on which to draw to manage your own patients.

By completing the Practical Dermoscopy course you will learn to:

  • Systematically conducting a full-skin examination
  • Use correct morphological descriptors to describe features of skin lesions visible to the naked eye
  • Explain the principles of using a dermoscope
  • Use correct dermoscopic terminology to describe skin lesions visible by dermoscope
  • Discuss the significance of dermoscopic features of skin lesions
  • Make a provisional diagnosis of skin lesions based on their morphological and dermoscopic features
  • Formulate a first-step management plan based on a combination of clinical information, morphology and dermoscopic features of suspicious skin lesions
  • Implement systems for monitoring and follow-up of patients with suspicious skin lesions including management plans and electronic recalls

Practical Dermoscopy consists of six online modules, a virtual outpatients’ clinic and a one-day face-to-face workshop. Download a Flyer HERE.

Registrations are now open for 2018.

Three cohorts of the Practical Dermoscopy course will be run in 2018. Numbers in each cohort are strictly limited. Register now to secure your place.

Trimester 1 14 weeks
Mon 5 Feb 2018 –
Mon 14 May 2018
One day face-to-face
workshop in Brisbane on Sat 21 April 2018

Registration Closed- Class full.
Trimester 2 14 weeks
Mon 28 May 2018 –
Mon 27 August 2018
One day face-to-face
workshop in Perth on Sat 4 Aug 2018
Trimester 3 14 weeks
Mon 10 Sept 2018 –
Mon 10 Dec 2018
One day face-to-face
workshop in Sydney on Sat 24 Nov 2018








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