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Overview

Course code

Course code

SC301

Course scope

Scope

Expert Skills In Skin Cancer Surgery

Course workload

Course workload

1 Week

Delivery method

Delivery method

Attendance & Online

Contact time

Contact time

2 Day Workshop

Modules

No. of modules

8

Access duration

Access duration

1 Year

Cost

Cost

$2,997.00 AUD

About the Program

The Expert Techniques in Skin Cancer Surgery (SC301) course is a 2-day attendance workshop. The course is suitable for general practitioners (GPs), GP registrars and International Medical Graduates with pre-existing advanced skills in performing skin cancer surgery in the primary care setting. Course attendees build on their existing competencies via expert knowledge and skills in the performance of skin cancer surgery of the ear, nose, lip, scalp, digits, and eyelids, and also in performing full-thickness skin grafts. The overall aim is for participants to become the reference point for skin cancer surgery in their local primary care network.

The Expert Techniques in Skin Cancer Surgery course is delivered predominantly via face-to-face attendance weekend. Further course delivery is facilitated via the METC Institute interactive online learning platform.

This course is CPD accredited for RACGP 40 Category 1 QI and CPD points and ACRRM 30 PRPD + 30 Surgery MOPS points.

    Subject Structure

    The Expert Techniques in Skin Cancer Surgery course is delivered predominantly via face-to-face attendance weekend. Further course delivery is facilitated via the METC Institute interactive online learning platform.

    Firstly, prior to attendance of the weekend workshop, participants must complete the mandatory pre-reading module. Secondly, participants attend the workshop which consists of 8 key teaching sessions related to the principles of skin cancer surgery. Thirdly, participants may elect to revise attendance lectures, slides, and supplementary resources via the online learning portal. Finally, participants must complete a short professional submission and online examination requiring clinical application of learned principles.  In order to be awarded certification, participants must clear the pass hurdle set by the academic faculty (using the Hofstee method).

      Subject Content

        Participants in the Expert Techniques in Skin Cancer Surgery course will develop the following competencies:

        • Comprehensive understanding into the choice of procedure based on anatomical location
        • Practical competency in performing skin cancer surgery on the ear including understanding of relevant anatomy, procedures, and complications
        • Practical competency in performing skin cancer surgery on the nose including understanding of relevant anatomy, procedures, and complications
        • Practical competency in performing skin cancer surgery on the lip including understanding of relevant anatomy, procedures, and complications
        • Practical competency in performing skin cancer surgery on the scalp including understanding of relevant anatomy, procedures, and complications
        • Practical competency in performing skin cancer surgery on the digits including understanding of relevant anatomy, procedures, and complications
        • Practical competency in performing skin cancer surgery on the eyelid including understanding of relevant anatomy, procedures, and complications
        • Understanding of the principles of grafting and practical competency in performing a full-thickness skin graft


        The course content is delivered via a mandatory pre-workshop module and face-to-face attendance sessions.

        The pre-workshop module brings participants up-to-date with essential anatomy for skin cancer surgery. The module includes revision of the following:

        • Review of suggested procedures to be performed on skin cancers of the head and neck
        • Review of suggested procedures to be performed on skin cancers of the limbs
        • Review of suggested procedures to be performed on skin cancers of the joints
        • Review of suggested procedures to be performed on skin cancers of the hands

         

        The attendance course is comprised of 8 key learning sessions which focus on a core topic. These sessions may include a mixture of theory and practical exercises as well as live demonstrations.

          Session

          Topic 

          Description

           

          Day 1 Session 1:

          9:00 - 10:30

          Approach to surgery of the ear (practical)

          Includes detailed discussion of essential anatomy, principles of ear surgery and complications, and demonstration and practice of operative techniques.

          Day 1 Session 2:

          11:00 - 12:30

          Approach to surgery of the nose (practical)

          Includes detailed discussion of essential anatomy, flaps and grafts, possible procedures and complications, and demonstration and practice of operative techniques.

          Day 1 Session 3:

          13:30 - 15:00

          Approach to surgery of the lip (practical)

          Includes detailed discussion of essential anatomy, principles of lip surgery and complications, and demonstration and practice of operative techniques.

          Day 1 Session 4:

          15:30 - 17:00

          Approach to surgery of the scalp (practical)

          Includes detailed discussion of essential anatomy, the subgaleal region, closure techniques and complications, and demonstration and practice of operative techniques.

          Day 2 Session 5:

          9:00 - 10:30

          Approach to surgery of the digits (practical)

          Includes detailed discussion of essential anatomy, principles of surgery on the digits and complications, and demonstration and practice of operative techniques.

          Day 2 Session 6:

          11:00 - 12:30

          Approach to surgery of the eyelid (practical)

          Includes detailed discussion of essential anatomy, flaps, grafts, wedges and complications, and demonstration and practice of operative techniques.

          Day 2 Session 7:

          1:30 - 15:00

          Grafts 2: Full skin grafts (practical)

          Review of the principles of skin grafts and discussion, demonstration, and practice in performing full thickness skin grafts.

          Day 2 Session 8:

          15:30 - 17:00

          Clinical case discuss and clinical pearls

          Review of advanced skin cancer cases and their surgical management including surgical tips from expert presenters.

          Entry Requirements

          The course is suitable for general practitioners (GPs), GP registrars and International Medical Graduates with pre-existing advanced skills in performing skin cancer surgery in the primary care setting.

           Doctors without significant experience should first consider enrolment into the Foundations of Skin Cancer Surgery course (SC102) and Advanced Skills in Skin Cancer Surgery course (SC202).

          Exit Examination

          To ensure the course meets current accreditation standards for continuous professional development, participants are required to complete a professional submission and exit examination.

          The professional submission requires the participant to summarise their new scope of practice including a personal synopsis of acquired competencies. This submission is required to be submitted within 3 months of the completion of the live workshop component of this course. In order to continue to build proficiency, participants also receive a template logbook for keeping track of future skin cancer presentations and their management (this does not need to be submitted).

          The exit examination must be completed within three months of attending the live workshop component of this course. The exit examination for this course is comprised of two online examination components:

          • Active response to clinical cases: Participants must complete 4 online clinical cases in the domain of skin cancer surgery. Participants must provide their own unique response along with their approach to management in order to pass these tasks. This component of assessment is pass/fail based on demonstration of a safe and efficacious approach to diagnosis and management.
          • Completion of a multiple choice question (MCQ) exam: This component of assessment consists of scenario-based MCQ questions. The questions are written to specifically assess the listed course objectives.

            How to enrol

            To enrol in this course and make payment, click on the ‘Enrol’ button at the top of the page. Access is provided to students within 24 hrs.

            Course fees include access to the online modules and workshops for 365 days. Further fees apply for extensions and may only be granted on application. Please refer to our published refunds policy as a condition of enrolment.

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            Faculty

            This IME Professional course is designed by Specialist Doctors and Senior Lecturers from leading Australian University Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals. Minimum qualification standards include MBBS with specialist qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All courses are delivered by experienced lecturers with proven success in the medical space. 

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