Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine (Online)


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The below video lecture is one of the eight modules in the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine online course, which is ideal for those who wish to gain the optimum knowledge required to manage skin cancer in primary care patients. The course will enable participants to manage more complex patient cases using advanced dermoscopy, histopathology, cryosurgery and electrosurgery. They will also learn how to manage immune-suppressed patients and manage rare and aggressive skin cancers. The below module is with Dr Zoe Apalla and covers topical treatments and lesion-directed treatments.



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Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine

Topics Covered

  • Merkel cell carcinoma and rare/aggressive skin cancers
  • Cutaneous cryosurgery and electrosurgery
  • Lesion- and field-directed treatments
  • Chemoprevention
  • Advanced histopathology
  • Dermal imaging
  • Factors influencing the choice of treatment
  • Managing special cases and complications, including immuno-suppressed patients

Course Delivery

Participants must have completed the Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (or a qualification deemed equivalent).

This final stage of the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine is designed as a fully online course. Participants can enjoy the flexibility to study at their own pace, in their own time, within their home or office, and on their favourite mobile device.

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"The Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine is an excellent course teaching essential knowledge. Highly appropriate for a busy primary skin cancer practitioner. Very relevant and practical material."

Dr C. Goonerage, ACT



Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will receive the HealthCert Professional Diploma Certificate and accreditation points from RACGP/ACRRM.

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points
ACRRM - PDP units: 36 Educational activity, 16 Performance review

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