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Program overview

Recognised and developed by members of the International Dermoscopy Society, you will acquire in-depth knowledge in dermoscopy that will enable you to assess skin lesions with greater accuracy, detect melanomas in the early stages, and avoid unnecessary excisions.

This three-part program can be considered the most comprehensive dermoscopy online training for medical professionals as it offers the substantial knowledge required to correctly diagnose a wide range of lesions on any body part, skin type and patient group.

The certificate courses build upon the knowledge of the previous course and must be completed in sequential order to qualify for the professional diploma.

  • CPD-accredited and presented by global leaders in the field.
  • Start practising dermoscopy in your practice.
  • Progress to the most accomplished level in skin cancer diagnosis.

Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy


In the Professional Certificate course, you will learn how to manage melanoma, facial lesions, acral lesions, and benign and malignant non-melanocytic lesions commonly seen in clinical practice.

  • Algorithms and the elephant approach
  • The Chaos and Clues method
  • Benign non-melanocytic lesions
  • Malignant non-melanocytic lesions
  • Melanocytic nevi
  • Facial leasions
  • Acral lesions
  • Melanoma

Advanced Certificate
of Dermoscopy


The Advanced Certificate course will teach you how to manage difficult benign lesions, rare skin tumours, melanomas, and the broad spectrum of BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer.

  • Pink tumours
  • Mucosal lesions
  • Difficult benign lesions
  • Nail lesions
  • Rare skin tumours
  • BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer
  • Difficult melanomas
  • Dermoscopy in general dermatology

Professional Diploma
of Dermoscopy


The Professional Diploma course will teach you how to screen lesions in different age groups and skin types, and manage various types of lesions and patients with multiple moles.

  • Screening children
  • Screening young adults
  • Screening older patients
  • Lesions in different skin types
  • Flat/nodular and pigmented/non-pigmented lesions
  • Patients with multiple moles
  • Use of dermoscopy for NMSC
  • Rules not to miss a melanoma

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Study modes

Study 100% online

100% online

Study at your own pace and to your own schedule. 

  • View and replay video lectures at your convenience.
  • Participate in online case discussions with your peers.
  • Attend or watch recordings of live tutorials with experts in this field.
  • Complete your assessment online and receive your CPD points and certificate.
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HealthCert 365

Did you know you can also study most of these course modules in HealthCert 365? 

If you're not interested in pursuing a full certificate or Professional Diploma in this field but simply want to enhance your skills in specific topics covered in this course, you can access the content of this (and almost all other HealthCert courses!) for a flat fee of $995 per year.

Entry requirements and medical course requisites

The program is aimed at qualified medical doctors with a clinical interest in dermoscopy and the wish to subspecialise in skin cancer medicine.

  • No previous formal training is required for the Professional Certificate course.
  • Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Professional Certificate course.
  • In order to qualify for the Professional Diploma, participants must complete both certificate courses in sequential order.
  • Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing English is assumed.
  • Participants will require access to a computer/laptop, an internet connection and a basic level of technology proficiency to access and navigate the online learning portal.

Recognition of prior learning

Doctors who have completed the UQ Certificate of Advanced Dermatoscopy and Histopathology or other formal dermoscopy training can receive academic credit towards the Professional Diploma (the final course in the three-part program) if they achieve a pass mark in the exams of the first two certificate courses Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy. Upon successful exam completion doctors can directly progress to and will only need to pay for the Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy course.

NOTE: While the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course covers Dermoscopy, it does not qualify for recognition of prior learning in the Certificate and Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy program which quickly moves on to more advanced dermoscopy techniques, including the Chaos and Clues method and the assessment of lesions on the face and acral sites. Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine alumni should begin with the Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy course.

CPD-accredited education provider 

This organisation is an RACGP-accredited CPD provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

RACGP Major Provider
Recognised by the ids
Postgraduate RPL with Torrens University
Clinical attachment with the Medical University of Vienna
Clinical attachment with the Medical University of Lyon
Clinical attachment with the National Skin Cancer Centres

Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy

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Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy

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