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.
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 - by the Royal College of GPs in UK, NZ and Australia and based on our popular in-person course attended by thousands of doctors, surgeons, dermatologists and nurses.
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 – 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 – 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.
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!
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 Full Programme
[Lesson 1] - The Dermatoscope: 'The Stethoscope of the Skin'
[Lesson 2] - The Language of Dermatoscopy
[Lesson 3] - Benign Melanocytic Lesions (Naevi)
[Lesson 4] - Benign Non-melanocytic Lesions
[Lesson 5] - 'Chaos and Clues' an algorithm for pigmented lesions
[Lesson 6] -Prediction without Pigment
[Lesson 7] -Malignancy of the Skin
"Of the many courses I have been, this is the best. Immensely experienced faculty. I am finding it very easy as the algorithms are simplified. All the previous metaphoric language has been replaced by easy terminology. I recommend this to everyone. I think this system is going to change dermatoscopy tremendously for a good reason."
Dr Achuth Hosur - Dermatologist, Medical Director SK:N
"Often in medicine, we learn from the giants who come before us. Cliff Rosendhal is such a man. Listening to him speak with passion and teach with enthusiasm is both a pleasure and a practice-changing experience. His algorithms for diagnosing skin cancers are easy to learn and unequivocal in practice. I diagnosed my first melanoma after his first course and now I’m back for more. Every GP should attend this course as it will make you unafraid to ask the question 'do you have a lesion of concern you want me to look at?' Come join the league of simple GP’s who are changing lives!"
Dr Frederick Goh - Principle, Royal Heights Doctors
"An excellent and extremely well run and useful symposium. Superb lectures delivered with clarity and made easy for the participants to assimilate and remember. I attended the meeting last year at Oxford, and I think that was a better venue, at least for me. Thank you to all who organised this meeting - Australia + New Zealand = unbeatable."
Mr Harvey Minasian - Consultant General Surgeon
"Chaos and Clues is an easy to remember and very practical algorithm to use. It seems that it’s about recognising that something needs excision and is therefore treated correctly rather than getting the exact diagnosis 100% every time. The method gives confidence that it’s easier not to miss these significant lesions."
Dr Mary-Anne Bellamy - GP, Hoon Hay Medical Centre
"An excellent and comprehensive course for anyone new to dermatoscopy or wishing to update their skills and knowledge. Well paced with superb content and plenty of dermatoscopic images."
Mr Chris Powell - Plastic Surgeon, New Zealand
"I should have done this years ago. Excellent teaching - understandable, engaging and memorable. Using a dermatoscope is paradigm shifting for me. Dr Rosendahl is one of the best teachers I have ever heard. Worth every cent."
Dr Joanna Lapish - GP, Royal Heights Medical Centre
"Great series of lectures from enthusiastic tutors. Provided lessons to take forward and gain confidence in with further experience. Would definitely recommend to colleagues!"
Ms Pennylouise Hever - Plastic Surgeon
"An excellent symposium. Came away with a lot of new knowledge that I was immediately able to put into practice. Lots of very practical tips. A simplified yet concrete approach to dermatoscopy for the newbie. A very dynamic team with infectious enthusiasm."
Dr Alka Patel - Lifestyle Medicine Physician, GP
"A fantastically delivered training programme which covered most aspects in a 2-day course. Time management was excellent and the presented were experts in this field of dermatoscopy and skin cancers. A special thanks to Professors Cliff Rosendahl and Amanda Oakley for the high-quality presentation which I have not come across in years."
Dr Mohamed Amin - GP, Medical Adviser NHS England (Midlands and East of England)
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