Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine
This is the recommended starting point for GPs wanting to expand their knowledge and skills in primary care skin cancer medicine.
This two day, face-to-face course focuses on core skills and the safe practice of skin cancer medicine and includes hands-on sessions to introduce basic skin surgery and suturing techniques. Undertaking the assessment component of the course is optional. However, successful completion of the assessment is required in order to be awarded a Certificate.
Please note; the Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine provides only a basic introduction to skin flap surgery. The College does not recommend doctors undertake skin flaps or grafts as part of their practice until completing more comprehensive surgical training to ensure they can safely assimilate flaps and grafts into their skin cancer practice.
- Introduction to managing skin cancer
- Biopsy techniques (practical session using pigs trotters)
- Equipment for skin surgery
- Setting up a procedure room
- Melanoma management
- Direct closure (practical session using pigs trotters)
- Clinicopathology session - Working with your pathologist
- Cysts and lipomata
- Dermoscopy essentials
- Suture techniques
- An introduction to flaps
- Role of imiquimod, 5-FU, diclofenac and PDT
- Non melanoma skin cancers
- Surgical management
- Optional Certificate exam
2012 COURSE DATES & LOCATIONS -
Brisbane 18 & 19 August, Holiday Inn, Brisbane download the registration form at the bottom of this page
Registered medical practitioners are invited to complete the optional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine examination. The exam is a closed book, multiple choice format of 90 minutes duration. Please note; successful completion of both parts of the assessment is required in order to be awarded a Certificate.
The Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine is accredited with 40 Category 1 RACGP points and 25 ACRRM points. Candidates are also eligible for the rural surgical grant.
2 day workshop attendance only $1,595.00
Optional Certificate exam $250.00
Total to complete Certificate $1,845.00 (all fees are inclusive of GST)