Clinical Attachment in Dermatology



In collaboration with universities, teaching hospitals and private clinics, the HealthCert clinical attachments program provides GPs and clinical nurses with a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and clinical support training. Participants will have the unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of procedures in dedicated treatment facilities by observing and questioning experts – this may include all aspects of treatment including initial consultations and patient treatment options as well as surgical procedures, use of equipment and patient follow-ups.

Vienna logo


Darwin Dermatology logo-jpg



Participants can undertake the program in various locations in Australia and Europe. We are hard at work adding more partners to the list so please check back often for updated information.

Dermatology Clinical Attachment in Darwin, Northern Territory


Darwin Dermatology is Darwin’s premier provider of dermatology services. Dr Dev Tilakaratne and his team provide the highest level of care for all dermatologic conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, skin cancer and more. You will engage in clinical activities including general dermatology consultations, medical services and treatments.

Dermatology Clinical Attachment in Vienna, Austria

The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical organisation in Austria, as well as one of the top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe's largest hospital, the Vienna General Hospital, with all of its medical staff. The Vienna General Hospital has about 100,000 patients treated as inpatients and 605,000 treated as outpatients each year. The program is suitable for general practitioners only.

Enrty Requirements

The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified medical professionals (clinical nurses and general practitioners) with a special interest in dermatology and who have completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of General Dermatology.


The program may be tailored individually to the participant’s special interests and presentations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Inflammatory skin diseases
  • Hereditary skin diseases
  • Blistering diseases
  • Dermatology in general medicine
  • Occupational skin diseases
  • General dermatology consultations
  • Infectious dermatological conditions
  • Acne, eczema, psoriasis and skin infections
  • Childhood skin conditions
  • Skin cancers
  • Patch testing for skin allergies
  • Phototherapy
  • Nanofractional radiofrequency treatments
  • Surgical removal of skin cancers


Your instructors are among the world's most esteemed experts in skin cancer medicine, including:
Prof Harald Kittler

Prof Harald Kittler


Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Dr Harald Kittler has a special clinical interest in dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions. His main research interest is digital dermoscopy, follow-up of pigmented skin lesions, and computer assisted digital dermoscopy. Harald has been working for 10 years in the field of dermoscopy and has published a number of scientific articles especially in the field of digital dermoscopy and dermoscopic follow-up of melanocytic nevi.
Dr Dev Tilakaratne-CIRCLE

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 world dermatology facilities. Participants will further develop their clinical knowledge by observing experts, participating in case discussions and asking questions on all aspects of treatment and patient care.

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 at the latest six months after their application has been accepted.

Please note that approximately three to four months’ notice may be required to facilitate desired booking dates for clinical attachments outside Australia.


Participants are expected to independently organise and fund their travel and accommodation throughout the duration of the program. They are responsible for their own insurance and a disclaimer must be signed for HealthCert and partners. The hosting facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.


General Practitioner Fees
Two-day program
Five-day program
Clinic Nurse Fees*
Two-day program
Five-day program

*The Medical University of Vienna only accepts general practitioners and you must submit an application form via email.


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 RACGP these activities are considered as a “Supervised Clinical Attachment” activity which qualify for 40 Category 1 points. A list of the required information will be provided upon registration. The participant must complete these documents and submit them to the RACGP upon completion. This is a self-submitted activity. HealthCert will provide a “Certificate of Clinical Attachment - International” to confirm completion of the activity.

Request More Information

course brochure

education guide



My visit to the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre was very exciting and interesting with innovative and unexpected “twists” here and there. Most of all, I appreciated you giving me unlimited access into your organisation and insight on how things should be done and run. You have inspired me and I have "converted" to skin cancer management. I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to experience your environment and I would like to thank every one of the friendly staff at the clinic for their support. Anyone interested in pursuing skin cancer management should not miss the opportunity to visit your clinic.

Dr D. Sulava, VIC


The structured clinical attachment at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre has provided an excellent first-hand experience and insight into many procedural aspects of skin cancer medicine management. It is a well-organised program which has afforded me good practical experience in this expanding area of medical practice. Thoroughly recommended.

Dr A. McIntosh, VIC


I had a recent two-day clinical attachment at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre. It is a new purpose-built clinic and really showed me how to run a very high-standard skin cancer practice. All the staff are very friendly and highly efficient. The doctors are very keen to teach and I left with many new techniques and ideas. I can recommend this attachment to any doctor with an interest in skin cancer.

Dr J. Bushell, SA


In Lyon, France, Luc Thomas is the head of a unit with a particular interest in both melanoma and non-melanoma cancers of the nail. These are uncommon tumours and are seen very infrequently even in full-time skin cancer practice in Australia. Luc was an excellent and patient mentor and I would definitely recommend this attachment.

Dr M. Inskip, VIC


I spent a week at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre and it was great. The clinical attachment really covered most of the areas I had issues with and the team provided me with great answers to my questions.

Dr F. Fathi, QLD

We are here to help. Get in touch with us!

Our Education Advisors can assist you with any queries and tailor your education pathway to suit your current expertise, interests and career goals.

Ask a question