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Skin Cancer Medicine

Save up to $509 on skin cancer medicine courses before 1 July with code EOFY2024.*

Start anytime online and enjoy the flexibility to study at your own pace with Australia’s only university assured online health and medicine courses. Optional practical workshops available in Australia.
Teacher demonstrating skin cancer medicine procedures

Program overview

Skin cancer is one of the most common dermatological conditions seen in general practice – and it is not overly complex to manage if you have the right skill set. Due to a lack of dermatologists, general practitioners play a vital role in managing the skin cancer epidemic and providing effective care to patients with skin cancer concerns. 

  • Gain the knowledge required to safely and confidently diagnose and treat the vast majority of skin lesions
  • Grow your practice and increase your revenue. 
  • Quality-assured by Bond University and CPD-accredited.
Study fully online or online with a one-day practical workshop.

Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

from $1355 (was $1595)

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The Professional Certificate course offers the ideal starting point for building your core skill set. Understand the fundamentals required to effectively diagnose skin cancer and perform basic treatments in the primary care setting.

  • Skin anatomy and histology
  • Diagnosis with dermoscopy
  • Benign and malignant skin lesions
  • Melanoma management
  • Punch and shave biopsies
  • Elliptical excisions and suturing
  • Dermatopathology
  • Topical treatment options
  • Workflow and Medicare billing

Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

from $2120 (was $2495)

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The Advanced Certificate course will consolidate essential knowledge with more advanced dermoscopy, and will allow you to broaden your therapeutic options and practise performing large elliptical excisions and grafts.

  • Advanced dermoscopy
  • Curettage and cautery
  • Diathermy
  • Topical treatment options
  • Local anaesthetics
  • Incisions / haemostasis
  • Large elliptical excisions
  • Lower leg grafts
  • Suturing, including "paper-thin" skin

Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine

from $1695 (was $1995)

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The Professional Diploma course will extend the knowledge required to manage more complex patient cases and rare skin cancers using advanced dermoscopy, histopathology, cryosurgery and electrosurgery.

  • Merkel cell carcinoma and rare/aggressive skin cancers
  • Cutaneous cryosurgery and electrosurgery
  • Lesion- and field-directed treatments
  • Chemoprevention
  • Advanced histopathology
  • Dermal imaging
  • Factors influencing the choice of treatment
  • Managing special cases and complications, including immuno-supressed patients

Study modes

Study 100% online

100% online

Study at your own pace and to your own schedule. Interactivity, discussion, and feedback opportunities are included.

  • View and replay video lectures at your convenience.
  • Participate in online case discussions and interact with your peers.
  • Attend or watch recordings of live tutorials with experts.
  • Ask questions and discuss clinical cases in live tutorials.
  • Complete your assessment online and receive your CPD hours and certificate.
Study online and complete a practical workshop

Online + workshop

Complete your course online and receive all the benefits of online study, then put theory into practice at a small-group workshop.

  • Gain hands-on practise in various procedures covered in the course under expert guidance.
  • Workshops are available in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.
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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 $795 per year until 1 July.

Entry requirements and medical course requisites

This medical program is suitable only for physicians, nurse practitioners, and degree-qualified nurses.

  • 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 or have equivalent qualifications.
  • 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.

Course inclusions

For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.

  • Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
  • Eight online video modules to be viewed, replayed and completed at your convenience.
  • All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
  • Instruments and consumables for practical sessions in the optional practical workshop.
  • Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of the course start date.
  • Ongoing post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.
  • Access to the HealthCert Community with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

Postgraduate pathways

Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology with the University of Plymouth

The Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology is 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 MedicineAdvanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine will be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) for module 3.

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 40 per cent of the postgraduate program due to the APCL. Exams will be held in Perth, Western Australia.

When the Postgraduate Diploma has been successfully completed, medical professionals can apply for credit from the Postgraduate Diploma to the Master of Science in the specialism awarded by the University of Plymouth.

Certified Clinical Attachments

Doctors participating the Skin Cancer Medicine program can attend a HealthCert Clinical Attachment at a clinic or university teaching hospital to further refine and enhance their professional knowledge. A HealthCert Australian Clinical Attachment is recommended as the first clinical attachment and a HealthCert International Clinical Attachment is recommended for subsequent clinical attachments.

University quality-assured and CPD-accredited education provider 

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

Quality-assured by Bond University
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Major Provider
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Postgraduate RPL with Torrens University
Postgraduate studies with Rila
Clinical attachment with the Medical University of Lyon
Clinical attachement with the medical university of vienna
Clinical attachments with the National Skin Cancer Centres

Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

100% online or online with practical workshop

Workshops in: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney

From $1355

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Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

100% online or online with practical workshop

Workshops in: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney

From $2120 

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Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine

Online only


From $1695

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