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Last updated: 25 February 2014

Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology

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The Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology — developed with the Australasian College of Dermatology — is specifically designed to provide General Practitioners with the latest training to diagnose and treat skin cancers and other common skin conditions.

This comprehensive and very flexible course is comprised of 25 modules:

  • 23 online modules
  • 2 practical modules (one procedural workshop, and one clinical attachment or experience).

You can enrol in, and pay for any of the online modules when you are ready to start each topic. Or, for a discounted fee, you can pay for all 23 online modules in advance (saving $1,200) and complete them at your pace over three years.

You pay for the practical modules (workshop or clinical experience) when you enrol for either.

Primary Care Dermatology dovetails with ACRRM’s internationally recognised telemedicine resource, Tele-Derm, which offers rural and remote GPs the free, expert opinion of nationally respected dermatologist and college Fellow, Dr Jim Muir. Funded by the Department of Health, Tele-Derm gives GPs access to hundreds of online dermatological case studies, educational opportunities and discussion forums.

If you successfully complete all 25 modules you will be eligible for the ‘Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology’. The certificate is issued by ACRRM and accredited for continuing medical education points in the College’s Professional Development Program.

Course Modules

Module

Number

Click a title link in this column to read an overview of the module

Fees

PDP points

Duration

1

Pre-malignant and Malignant Non-melanoma Skin Cancer

$450

10 Core

10 hrs

2

Melanoma and Melanocytic Lesions  

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

3

Benign skin tumours

$450

10 Core

10 hrs

4

Practical procedures (online RRMEO Module)

$600*

21 Core

21 hrs

5*

Dermatological Surgery and Procedures Workshop (module 4 is a prerequisite)

$2,100

10 Core + 12 Extended Skills

Weekend workshop

6**

Clinical experience through options such as online classrooms with peer group discussions facilitated by a dermatologist

$1,200

Pro rata depending on hours completed

Dependant on clinical experience

7

Introduction to the Skin

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

8

Eczema, Dermatitis and Related Conditions

$600

17 Core

17 hrs

9

Psoriasis and other papulo-squamous diseases

$450

12 Core

12 hrs

10

Bacterial Skin Infections

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

11

Viral Infections

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

12

Fungal Infections

$450

9 Core

9 hrs

13

Acne vulgaris, Acne rosacea and related disorders

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

14

Urticaria

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

15

Exanthems and Drug Reactions

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

16

Hypersensitivity Syndromes and Vasculitis

$450

10 Core

10 hrs

17

Infestation and Bites

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

18

Vesicular and Bullous Diseases

$300

6 Core

6 hrs

19

Connective tissue diseases

$300

6 Core

6 hrs

20

Light Related Diseases and Disorders of Pigmentation

$450

10 Core

10 hrs

21

Vascular Tumours and Malformations

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

22

Hair and Nail Diseases

$450

10 Core

10 hrs

23

Neonatal Diseases

$300

5 Core

5hrs

24

Sexually Transmitted Infections

$300

7 Core

7 hrs

25

Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Disease

$450

10 Core

10 hrs

*Module 4 is also a pre-requisite for Module 5. If you enrol for both at the same time, the total fee for the two modules will be $2,500, a saving of $200.

** Can only be completed after all other modules are complete. Because of the extreme shortage of dermatologists qualified to take trainees, you may be offered an alternative mode of training. ACRRM can supply an Expression of Interest Form when required.

Module delivery formats

Modules 1 to 4

These modules are completed online, delivered through ACRRM’s learning platform Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO)

Module 5

This module is a two-day face-to-face 'hands on' workshop. It was developed, and is facilitated, by the Australian College of Dermatologists. Note: Limited to 80 participants nationwide.

Module 6

Clinical experience through options such as online classrooms with peer group discussions facilitated by a dermatologist, case submissions or a clinical attachment with a qualified dermatologist.

Modules 7 to 25

These modules are completed online, delivered through ACRRM’s learning platform Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO)

  


Course texts

Key reference:      Skin Disease Diagnosis and Treatment (3rd Edition), by Thomas P Habif. Publisher Elsevier.

Recommended:    Surgery of the skin procedural dermatology, by June Robinson. Publisher Elsevier Mosby

Who is eligible?

The course is open to all practicing GPs, and to registrars who are members of ACRRM, RACGP, and/or the Australasian College of Dermatologists.   

When can I enrol?

The 23 online modules (1 to 4 and 7 to 25) are now available at www.rrmeo.com and you can enrol at any time. 

The practical modules (workshop and clinical experience) will be available at intervals (when adequate expressions of interest are received from participants). The workshop (Module 5) is organised by the Australasian College of Dermatology.  To participate, you will be required to first successfully completed Module 4: Practical Procedures in Dermatology.

Next face-to-face workshop (module 5)

The next face to face workshop will be held on 21 - 22 June 2014 - Venue Stamford Plaza Hotel Melbourne.

How do I enrol?

Course payment options

Pay as you go

Individual Module/s (Fees as per Course Content list above)

$350 to $600

 

Complete course

Enrol and pay for online modules now: $7,500. Invoices for the balance will be issued when your place is confirmed in the practical modules.

(Save a total of $1,200)

$11,200

Face to Face Workshop

21 - 22 June 2014 - Stamford Plaza Hotel Melbourne.

An invoice will be issued when your place is confirmed.

$2,100

Clinical Experience (only)

Register your interest if you have completed all other Modules (contact ACRRM for Form). An invoice will be issued when place is confirmed.

$1,200

Professional development recognition

All modules are accredited for ACRRM Professional Development Program points in either core or extended skills categories based on the content and duration of the module. You will receive a statement of completion for each module you successfully complete. 

If you successfully complete all 25 modules you will be eligible to receive the ‘Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology’ from ACRRM and the relevant number of PDP points.

$2,000 per day Rural Procedural Grants

Procedural GPs in rural and remote locations may be eligible for the Australian Government’s $2,000 per day procedural grant for attending Module 5: Dermatological Surgery and Procedures. For more information please see the Procedural Medical Grants page on the College website, or phone ACRRM on 1800 223 226 and ask to speak with a member of the Procedural Grants team.

Conditions

  1. Course fees are levied for each online module, the face-to-face workshop, clinical experience options, and the case reviews. 
  2. ACRRM help desk services are included in the fee(s).
  3. Your enrolment will be confirmed after ACRRM receives the completed enrolment form and payment of relevant course fees.
  4. Access to online modules is ongoing and will be available for up to three years after the date of your first enrolment.
  5. Enrolment in the practical modules (face-to-face workshop and clinical experience modules) is available at set times of the year, in accordance with demand. 
  6. You must confirm your enrolment in the practical modules at least 30 days before the training begins.
  7. You are to meet any costs associated with attending the practical modules (such as travel, accommodation and materials).
  8. Before you participate in the face-to-face workshop you will need to successfully complete Module 4: Practical Procedures in Dermatology.

Refund policy

  1. No refund of fees will be made once you enrol in an online module.
  2. A partial refund (90%) of fees will be made if you withdraw more than 30 days before the commencement of a practical module (face-to-face workshop or clinical experience module).
  3. A partial refund (50%) of fees is available if you withdraw less than 30 days before a practical module commences and before the first day of training.
  4. No refund will be made if you withdraw (formally or without notice) after commencement of a practical module.
  5. A full refund of fees will be payable when an offer of placement is withdrawn or in the unlikely event the College is unable to provide the program.
  6. If you withdraw from a practical module(s) a request for refund must be made in writing to: Chief Executive Officer, ACRRM, GPO Box 2507, Brisbane QLD 4001.
  7. Refunds will be paid within four weeks of the ACRRM CEO receiving a written claim from you.
  8. Refunds will be issued to the person enrolled unless that person gives a written direction to the ACRRM CEO to pay the refund to another person or entity.

More information

You can read a description of each module by clicking on its link in the Course content table above.

If you have any questions, please contact the College on 1800 223 226 or email coursesatacrrm [dot] org [dot] au.