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Due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, the below certificate courses in skin cancer medicine and skin cancer surgery will go ahead in Perth only for Doctors based in Western Australia. We have revised the delivery format to ensure you achieve the same learning outcomes in a safe environment.

Each certificate course will now comprise of three parts, featuring flexible online leaning at your own pace, interactive live webinars with additional content and optional small group practical sessions. Further details on each course below.

  1. Online lectures: Prior to the optional skills workshop, complete all eight course modules at your convenience and at your own pace online, covering clinical theory, video demonstrations of procedures and case study discussions.
  2. Live interactive webinars: Reinforce your learning and ask any questions you might have in four interactive webinars with the presenters, covering additional video demonstrations of procedures that you can follow along and real patient case discussions.
  3. Practical skills workshop: Apply your theoretical knowledge in a practical workshop delivered in a small group setting and practise various procedures under expert supervision and guidance.
Please rest assured, we have put in place a number of CovidSafe measures
Physical distance is ensured where possible
Hand sanitiser is readily available for all
Sanitation procedures followed by staff
Face masks are supplied for attendees and staff
Number of course attendees is limited
Easy cancellation policy for unwell attendees
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Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

Understand the fundamentals required to effectively diagnose skin cancer and perform basic treatments in the primary care setting.

Online learning modules to be completed prior to practical workshop:

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

Optional practical workshop to be completed on Saturday, 28 November, 8:30am - 10:00am

  • 8:00am - 8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am - 10.00am: Surgical procedures
    • Punch biopsy
    • Shave biopsy
    • Suturing
    • Ellipse excision
    • Ellipse repair
Introduction to SCTIC - Dr Hamilton Ayers (1)


Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine 

Consolidate essential knowledge with more advanced dermoscopy, broaden your therapeutic options, and practise performing large elliptical excisions and grafts.

Online learning modules to be completed prior to practical workshop:

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

Optional practical workshop to be completed on Saturday, 28 November, 11.00am - 5.00pm

  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Registration
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm: Suturing
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm: Incisions / Haemostasis
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Afternoon tea
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Curettage / cautery and ellipse planning
Introduction to SCSUG - Dr Tony Dicker


Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery 

Learn advanced skin cancer surgery techniques for more complex skin cancer cases in a highly practical program. 

Online learning modules to be completed prior to practical workshop:

  • Surgical anatomy and skin lines
  • Local anesthetic blocks
  • Large elliptical excisions
  • Advanced suturing techniques
  • Rotation flaps
  • Advancement flaps
  • Full-thickness grafts
  • Dog ear repairs
  • Wound care and various dressings

Optional practical workshop to be completed on Sunday, 29 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • 8:30am - 9:00am: Registration
  • 9:00am - 10:30am: Suturing and perfecting the ellipse
  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Morning tea
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm: Skin grafting 
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm: Rotation flap and rhomboid flap
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Afternoon tea
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Advancement flaps