Associate Professor Andreas Blum's
complex skin lesion lecture series


In this three-part online lecture series, A/Prof Andreas Blum shares the findings of his recent research and explores three complex skin lesions: recurrent naevi or melanoma, collision lesions, and chameleon melanoma. Watch the series to learn relevant management advice for primary care practitioners. 

Recurrent naevi or melanoma

What's covered:

- recurrent naevi and melanoma features,
- the key differences to look for, and
- how patient age is an indicator.


What's covered:

- why you are likely to see more in future,
- where they are most commonly found, and
- common patterns identified in an International Dermoscopy Society study. 


What's covered:

- the four quarter rule,
- examples of different chameleon melanomas, and
- why you should use polarisation with your dermascope. 

Learn more about Dermoscopy

Extend your dermoscopy knowledge to correctly diagnose a wide range of lesions on any body part, skin type and patient group. Start anytime online and enjoy the flexibility to study at your own pace with Australia’s only university assured online health and medicine courses.

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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.

  • Module 1: Three Point Checklist and The Elephant Method
  • Module 2: The Chaos & Clues method
  • Module 3: Benign non-melanocytic lesions
  • Module 4: Malignant non-melanocytic lesions
  • Module 5: Melanocytic nevi
  • Module 6: Facial lesions
  • Module 7: Acral lesions
  • Module 8: Melanoma


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.

  • Module 1: Pink tumours
  • Module 2: Mucosal lesions
  • Module 3: Difficult benign lesions
  • Module 4: Nail lesions
  • Module 5: Rare skin tumours
  • Module 6: BCC and keratinocyte skin cancer
  • Module 7: Difficult melanomas
  • Module 8: Dermoscopy in general dermatology



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.

  • Module 1: Screening children
  • Module 2: Screening young adults
  • Module 3: Screening older patients
  • Module 4: Lesions in different skin types
  • Module 5: Flat/nodular and pigmented/non-pigmented lesions
  • Module 6: Patients with multiple moles
  • Module 7: Use of dermoscopy for NMSC
  • Module 8: Rules not to miss a melanoma


This course explores the applications of dermoscopy in diagnosing a range of skin and hair conditions commonly seen in primary care.

Module 1: Basic principles of applying dermoscopy in inflammatory skin diseases
Module 2: Common inflammatory dermatoses of the face and trunk
Module 3: Disorders of pigmentation, infiltrative dermatoses and uncommon skin diseases
Module 4: Viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections
Module 5: Basic principles of trichoscopy
Module 6: Trichoscopy of common alopecias
Module 7: Dermoscopy of inflammatory and infectious diseases of the nails
Module 8: Dermoscopy in skin of colour


This course offers a comprehensive guide to the principles of dermatopathology and will help you understand and interpret pathology reports. 

Module 1: Introduction to dermatopathology
Module 2: Histology
Module 3: Biopsies
Module 4: Dermatoscopy
Module 5: Specimen processing
Module 6: Melanocytic lesions
Module 7: Non-melanocytic lesions
Module 8: Dysplastic naevi


Facilitated entirely online with personal 1:1 mentorship from dermoscopy expert A/Prof Andreas Blum, take the unique opportunity to consider and interpret dermoscopic images and then receive feedback and elaboration on features and indicators within the image.

Analyse dermatoscopic images provided and submit an explanation of the key features seen in each image and your diagnosis. Then receive and review comments and feedback from A/Prof Andreas Blum and ask for clarification if anything is unclear.

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How is the course delivered?



Complete all modules online

Start your online studies anytime and complete eight modules at your own pace. The video lectures cover clinical theory ,demonstration of procedures , and case study discussions are set up in such a way that you are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video at your conventions. Exam extensions are available to suite your busy schedule.



Participate in web tutorials + Q&A

Reinforce your learning and ask any question you have in four interactive webinars with the presenters , covering real patient cases and covering video demonstrations for procedures that you can follow in your home or office. The tutorials offer an opportunity to interact with the presenters online in real time and also can be renewed later.



Receive certificate, CPD points & support

Complete all course assessments fully online and receive your university assured certificate and professional development points, as well as entry into the next course in the education pathway to help you advance your knowledge. Get unlimited access to learning resources and web-based support with course presenters to reinforce and continue your learning after course completion.


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What do your colleagues say?


I would highly recommend this course to anyone with even the remotest interest in lesion recognition. It was highly informative and expertly delivered. It provided me with a new dimension to my clinical practice. I will use the skills learnt in the course on a daily basis working as a GP. If I had to single out one course presenter as worthy of special praise it would be Aimilios Lallas. He is simply inspiring!

Dr F. Armstrong


Thank you for organising such a fantastic dermatology course. I did my DPD in Wales over 10 years ago and was dubious as to whether it was worthwhile doing it. I also work primarily in skin cancer medicine rather than general practice these days and felt that I would be going over "old ground". I was so mistaken! I felt the content and lecturers were fantastic and I would highly recommend the course to any primary care GP or skin cancer doctor.

Dr D. King


Fantastic course! I am now very confident in using dermoscopy in my clinical practice and use this skill in every full skin examination. The course featured expert presenters, thorough teaching in dermoscopy, and flexible online learning.

Dr C. Beveridge


This is a really well run and informative course. Well worth the time and money. The lecturers are outstanding and the content of the course is totally relevant and useful. A big thank you to all involved in providing the course - very much appreciated!

Dr A. Phillips


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