In a two- or five-day clinical attachment program, engage in clinical activities, medical services and treatments including general dermatology consultations and activities related to your special interest, including infectious dermatological conditions. Shadow dermatology specialists Dr Dev Tilakaratne and Dr Christopher Ross (one of the expert presenters of the HealthCert Professional Diploma program in General Dermatology) - among many others - at Darwin's premier facility for dermatology services in Tiwi, Northern Territory.
Darwin Dermatology is Darwin’s premier provider of dermatology services. Dr Dev Tilakaratne established Darwin Dermatology in 2016 and since then, he and his team have been providing the highest level of care for all dermatologic conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, childhood skin conditions and skin cancers. Other services provided include patch testing for skin allergies, phototherapy utilising the reputable Daavlin 3 Series Narrowband UVB Phototherapy machine, nanofractional radiofrequency treatments for acne scars and photoageing, and surgical removal of skin cancers.
The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified clinical nurses and general practitioners with a clinical interest in dermatology who have completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of General Dermatology.
Engage in clinical activities, medical services and treatments. The program can be tailored individually to your special interests, and presentations may
Dr Dev Tilakaratne
Born and raised in Darwin, Dr Dev Tilakaratne relocated to Townsville to complete James Cook University’s (JCU) Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, in which rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical perspectives flavoured all aspects of the course.
After gaining experience as a doctor at Royal Darwin Hospital and contributing to research at Menzies School of Health Research, NT, Dr Tilakaratne moved to Adelaide for specialist training in Dermatology, during which time he gained experience at Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Flinders Medical Centre. Dr Tilakaratne was awarded Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD) in 2016.
From an academic perspective, Dr Tilakaratne has presented at State and National meetings of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and Australasian Dermatopathology Society (ADS). He has published articles in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology - a journal for which he now volunteers as a reviewer. He also serves as Associate Lecturer with Flinders University, teaching medical students of the NT Medical Program. Most recently, Dr Tilakaratne has partnered with Menzies School of Health Research as an Honorary Clinical Fellow for research in the field of scabies.
Recognising that there was a huge need for Dermatologists in the Northern Territory, he established Darwin Dermatology, where he currently diagnoses and manages skin cancers and general dermatology.
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
Please note that we can’t guarantee any specific procedures due to the nature of clinical work and the type of patients seen on certain days.
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 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. The hosting facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.
You can learn more about the venue, including getting there and where to stay, here.
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