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HEALTHCERT SCHOLARSHIP FOR GP REGISTRARS

Through accredited medical education and hands-on training, HealthCert helps medical professionals deliver safe and effective patient care in general practice. Our main focus is to support the next generation of general practitioners through their education journey.

We provide doctors in training with free learning resources and university quality-assured certificate courses to improve their clinical knowledge, pursue a pathway to subspecialisation, and develop their understanding of business in general practice.

Download the 2018 Professional Education Guide for General Practice now to learn more about our range of face-to-face and online education opportunities, and take advantage of the special HealthCert scholarship for GP Registrars upon your enrolment.

GP registrars receive a $500 scholarship for all face-to-face and $350 for all online certificate and professional diploma courses. Further savings for multiple courses and pathways are available. 

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COURSE FOR DOCTORS IN TRAINING: INTRODUCTION TO SKIN CANCER MEDICINE

SCREG certificate__w frameLearn the basic principles of skin cancer medicine, including how to carry out comprehensive skin cancer checks and identify suspicious skin lesions. The CDC/PDP accredited course, based on HealthCert skin cancer certificate courses and quality-assured by Bond University, is designed for GP registrars.

Topics covered

  • Epidemiology: Learn how to outline the foundations of epidemiology and evaluate the importance of skin history for accurate diagnoses.
  • Skin history and skin examination: Learn how to provide a systematic, best practice full-body skin cancer examination for patients in the primary care setting.
  • Benign and suspicious skin lesions: Learn how to identify and manage benign and suspicious skin lesions and categorise skin cancers and related conditions.
  • How to use a dermatoscope: Learn how to use dermoscopy in assessing suspicious skin lesions and minimise the risk of missing an obvious melanoma.
  • Three Point Checklist diagnostic algorithm: Learn how to use the Three-Point Checklist to assess lesions, including training images and case discussions.
  • Digital imaging: Learn how to use digital imaging for skin cancer medicine scenario in a busy general practice 

Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Time: Registration from 5.00pm. Course from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Also available via online live stream)
Inclusions: Digital workbook, digital certificate and refreshments
Accreditation: RACGP 2 x 10 Cat 2 CPD points and ACRRM 5 Core PDP points
Fees: Face-to-face: $45 or Live stream: $35
(Fees go to GPRA to cover administration costs.)

 

HURRY! Book before 15 February and go into the draw to WIN FREE registration to the two-day Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course, valued at $3,195, running 23-24 February in Melbourne.

FREE ONLINE SKIN CANCER SCREENING COURSE

GPs manage skin cancer at a rate of 1.2/100 encounters, and excision of skin lesions is one of the most common procedures in general practice. There is an expectation that GP registrars should be able to comprehensively assess and manage skin cancers, including undertaking a range of related minor procedures.

This short course provides an introduction on how to screen and identify suspicious skin lesions in a busy general practice. The video lectures are based on university quality-assured skin cancer certificate courses which have been completed by thousands of medical professionals worldwide.

COURSE CONTENTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES


  • Part I: FULL-BODY SKIN EXAMINATION
    How to provide a systematic, best-practice full-body skin cancer examination for patients.
  • Part II: SUSPICIOUS SKIN LESIONS
    How to identify and manage suspicious skin lesions.
  • Part III: DERMOSCOPY
    How to use dermoscopy in assessing suspicious skin lesions and minimise the risk of missing an obvious melanoma.
  • Part IV: THREE POINT CHECK LIST
    How to use the Three Point Checklist to assess lesions, including training images and case discussions.

DEVELOPED AND PRESENTED BY


Professor David Wilkinson

MBChB MSc MD PhD DSc
MRCP FRACGP FACRRM FAFPHM

Professor Wilkinson is a general practitioner and public health medicine specialist. He has published research papers on skin cancer, designed and led the development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop a suite of skin cancer certificate courses for general practitioners.

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Accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson

This month, Professor David Wilkinson discusses a fascinating meta-analysis of the accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis.

Read more 

 

Recent posts:

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [July 2019]
Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about an interesting patient case that demonstrates the importance of performing an examination of the entire skin surface. [Read more]

 

Compounds found that starve melanoma cells of energy
Researchers have identified compounds that starve melanoma cells of energy. [Read more]

 

The Bob Marley melanoma story
This is the Bob Marley story. Passionate about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, HealthCert shares this story every time we teach about melanoma. [Read more]

 

First-line treatment decisions for BRAF-mutated melanoma
A study was carried out to understand which patient characteristics and disease-related factors inform clinicians’ choices of first-line treatment for BRAF-mutated melanoma. [Read more]

CERTIFIED SPECIAL INTEREST EDUCATION

You are faced with a variety of choices as you go through your training, and a career in general practice allows you to pursue areas of specific clinical interest. The job market for registrars is more competitive than ever due to increased cohort numbers so you might choose to undertake further formal studies and develop specific skills to set yourself apart.

In collaboration with leading subject specialists, HealthCert offers medical courses at professional certificate, advanced certificate and professional diploma levels in skin cancer medicine, skin cancer surgery, dermoscopy, general dermatology, aesthetic medicine, and clinical procedures. All programs are fully accredited and provide academic credit towards multiple university Masters and clinical attachment programs.


Melbourne
  
Adelaide  Gold Coast 
Brisbane • Perth  Sydney

Skin cancer is the most common dermatological condition seen in general practice - and it is not overly complex to manage if you have the right skill set. This program will not only give you the knowledge required to safely and confidently diagnose and treat the vast majority of skin lesions, but it will also help grow your practice and increase your revenue.


Melbourne
  
Adelaide  Gold Coast 
Brisbane • Perth  Sydney

Surgery is still considered the most effective and definitive skin cancer treatment. With limited access to surgeons and year-long waiting lists at public hospitals, patients depend on skilled general practitioners who can offer an immediate solution to their concerns. This program is ideal for increasing your confidence in the management of complex skin cancer cases.


Online: January
  May • September

Acquiring in-depth knowledge in dermoscopy will enable you to assess skin lesions with greater accuracy, detect melanomas in the early stages, and avoid unnecessary excisions. Presented by global leaders in the field, this online program will equip you with the substantial knowledge required to diagnose a wide range of lesions on any body part, skin type and age group.


Brisbane
 • Sydney

The Dermatopathology Masterclass course offers a comprehensive guide to the principles of dermatopathology and will help you understand and interpret pathology reports. Led by experts in the field, the masterclass will develop your overall diagnostic skills to an accomplished level and teach you what dermatoscopic features correlate with histology slides.

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Online: January
  May • September

GPs are confronted with common skin, hair and nail conditions on a regular basis. As medical schools offer minimal dermatology training, GPs are often underequipped to handle common presentations. Delivered by noted dermatologists, this online program will teach you how to manage major dermatological conditions and general disease states manifesting through the skin.

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Brisbane
 • Adelaide • 
Melbourne • Sydney • Perth

The latest trends in health and skin care result in an increased demand for skin repair and rejuvenation services - and skilled practitioners. Delivered by GPs for GPs, this strictly science-based program offers expert demonstrations and training in the evolving field of aesthetic medicine, including the business knowledge required to integrate the services into general practice.

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Brisbane
 • 
Melbourne • Sydney

With Medicare rebates remaining low for consultations and the cost of providing medical care increasing, performing clinical procedures in your practice will not only reduce referrals but also increase your revenue. This program covers a range of foundation and advanced procedures, including general surgery techniques, contraceptive procedures, and joint injections.

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Online: January
  May • September

This three-part online program is tailored for medical practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of nutrition management in order to improve patient outcomes, especially for those patients with conditions commonly seen in general practice, such as obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, cancer and eating disorders.

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Online: January
  May • September

You can choose from a range of courses available online in skin cancer medicine, dermoscopy, general dermatology,and medical nutrition management. The programs guarantee a flexible learning experience without incurring out-of-office mes and travel expenses. You will also have the opportunity to attend the practical face-to-face equivalent of the course (if available) or participate in a clinical attachment program.

NEW LIVE WEBINAR SERIES: ESSENTIAL MEDICAL BUSINESS KNOW-HOW

With Paul Elmslie Founder and CEO, HealthCert and National Skin Cancer Centres

 

Every month, Founder and CEO of HealthCert and the National Skin Cancer Centres, Paul Elmslie, shares his extensive experience and valuable insights into how to operate a successful medical business, delight patients and meet today’s increasing challenges in primary care. From subspecialisation to clinic set-up, medico-legal regulations and Medicare billing, the series will cover a range of topics relevant to doctors in training who will be given the opportunity to submit questions and topic suggestions via email at askpaul@healthcert.com. Join our newsletter to receive a monthly webinar invite and a recording if you can't attend on the day.

HEAR WHAT OTHER GP REGISTRARS SAY

Dr Carmon Guy, a GP Registrar from Queensland, shares her learning experience with HealthCert. To guarantee immediate applicability of knowledge, all certificate courses and workshops include theory and practical sessions providing lots of opportunity to practise various procedures on pork parts, simulated models or cadavers.

 

 

 “HealthCert courses have become the standard by which you gauge all others.”

     - Dr K. Abolarinwa, WA

"A great pathway to improve your confidence and evolve into the GP you aspire to be."

     - Dr S. Shinwari, VIC

"To be honest, I'm not really sure how one would safely practice without doing one of these courses!"

     - Dr N. Tumman, QLD

 

"Every GP registrar, especially rural GP registrars, should do these courses."

     - Dr H. Chung, VIC

 

"I learned how to diagnose skin cancer and
distinguish suspicious and non-suspicious lesions."

     - Dr S. Sahu, NSW

 

"There's always something new to learn and this course certainly exposed many things I can start doing better. It was empowering, informative and educational."

     - Dr I. Nwali, NSW

How can we help you?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Education Advisors if you have any questions, require more information or would like to discuss your learning requirements. We are here to help and will be sure to tailor your education pathway to your current expertise, interests and career goals.

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