Certificate of Dermatoscopy (Online)


 (NZD - Excludes GST)

This online course is aimed at beginners to intermediates in the field of dermatoscopy and skin cancer.

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The Certificate of Dermatoscopy online course is aimed at beginners to intermediates in the field of dermatoscopy and skin cancer. It is based on our highly rated and popular in-person courses attended by thousands of doctors, surgeons and nurses previously held in Oxford, London, Melbourne and Auckland, New Zealand rated 4.7/5 on Trustpilot (UK) or 4.7/5 Trustpilot (NZ).

You need an excellent foundation to confidently use your dermatoscope. Professor Cliff Rosendahl (University of Queensland, Australia) and Associate Professor Amanda Oakley (University of Auckland, New Zealand and the founder of Dermnet) together will ensure you have a confident feel for the basics of dermatoscopy. They will cover the basics of the various dermatoscopic instruments, the language used, the fundamental dermatoscopic features of common benign lesions and the use of ‘Chaos and Clues’ and 'Prediction without Pigment' which are algorithms co-founded by Professor Cliff Rosendahl

They both provide a safe way to decide which lesions can be left and which require excising (this is achieved without needing to diagnose exactly what the lesion is). The algorithms are presented in a simple and easy to follow way with plenty of examples and repetition. Associate Professor Amanda Oakley will then expertly guide you through the fundamentals of diagnosing benign lesions. On completion of the online course, you will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of dermatoscopy and how it will help you diagnose and manage the lesion in front of you.

All participants will receive a free Molescope II dermatoscope (worth $449 NZD) with a Universal Adaptor that can be used with all mobile phones.

This course has been approved by the Royal NZ College of GPs for reimbursement as an approved ‘Conference’ (up to $590 including GST) for GPEP 1 registrars.

ACRRM - PDP Accredited Activity
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners - Endorsed Activity
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners - Endorsed Activity

Course Features

Revolutionary learning platform

Revolutionary learning platform – we use industry-leading e-learning software to create interactive modules where we reinforce the lecture material to pinpoint and clarify certain topics.

Full accreditation

Full accreditation - by the Royal College of GPs in New Zealand and Australia and based on our popular in-person course attended by thousands of doctors, surgeons, dermatologists and nurses.

Fully interactive course

Fully interactive course  - combines the latest in video technology to mimic the whole experience of being in the audience. When our professors ask a question in the course, you can participate and answer the question on screen. 

24/7 on-demand content

24/7 on-demand content – lecture content and resources are available 24/7 on-demand. Learn at your own pace and with course content to fit in with your busy lifestyle. Rewind, rewatch and re-read at your own time. We offer one year course access.

Structured learning

Structured learning – we have a structured 8-week learning program where you will be able to watch lectures, do weekly quizzes and also participate in discussions with your expert tutors. You will have one year access to complete the course.

Our course co-ordinators are active, friendly and will respond to any questions that you may have.

A helping hand  we have friendly, active and knowledgeable course co-ordinators who will help you along the way and answer any questions in our interactive forum. Learning dermatoscopy can be hard - we are here to help you every step of the way!

Course Snapshot

Complimentary Molescope II

Our primary focus is to reduce global morbidity and mortality from skin cancer. We have partnered with MetaOptima so we can offer every student of our dermatoscopy courses a free Molescope II Digital Dermatoscope from MetaOptima (worth $449 NZD / £227 / $449 AUD / $325 USD). This will allow every clinician to make use of the teaching immediately without cost of equipment as a barrier.

Our Speakers and Instructors

Professor Cliff Rosendahl
Professor Cliff Rosendahl

University of Queensland

Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley
Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley

CNZM, University of Auckland

Dr Andrew MacGill, Director
Dr Chen Luo (Course Lead)

Skin Cancer Doctor, Masters of Medicine (Skin Cancer)

Dr Andrew MacGill, Director
Dr Andrew MacGill (Curriculum Lead)

Skin Cancer Doctor, FRNZCGP

Our Full Programme

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