The Certificate of Case Management: Dermoscopy is designed for medical practitioners who wish to improve their diagnostic accuracy using dermoscopy. Facilitated entirely online with personal 1:1 mentorship from dermoscopy expert A/Prof Andreas Blum, there is an opportunity to consider and interpret dermoscopic images and then receive feedback and elaboration on features and indicators within the image.
This mentorship program is tailored to help you distinguish, critically examine and document key features of dermoscopic images using medical reasoning. The learnings can be applied in everyday practice for the faster and more accurate diagnosis of skin lesions, for the betterment of your patients.
Entry Requirements and Requisites
The Certificate of Case Management: Dermoscopy is tailored for medical practitioners who wish to enhance their diagnostic accuracy in primary care.
This course is for general practitioners, degree-qualified nurses and dermal therapists, and other degree-qualified health professionals with an interest in skin. The prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy.
Professionally recognized qualifications and prior studies may be recognized for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.
Participants will require access to a computer/laptop, an internet connection and a basic level of technology proficiency to access and navigate the online learning portal.
Case Management Mentoring Plan
- Step 1: Download dermoscopic images from eLearning
- Step 2: Analyse and reflect on the images and what they show
- Step 3: Prepare a written explanation of the key features seen in each image and where they can be seen, using at least one diagnostic algorithm
- Step 4: Provide a diagnosis for each case and provide medical reasoning based on the information provided with each image
- Step 5: Receive and review comments and feedback from your mentor, a dermoscopy expert
- Step 6: Reflect on the feedback and ask for clarification if anything is unclear; further examples may be provided
- Step 7: Document what you have learned about diagnosis using dermoscopic images through this program
- Distinguish and document key features of dermoscopic images.
- Demonstrate medical reasoning for diagnosis using dermoscopic images.
- Critically examine dermoscopic images and evaluate them.
- Document what has been learned from 1:1 mentoring with a dermoscopy expert.
The mentor program is delivered online. The images will be placed on the HealthCert eLearning site and there will be time for consideration and diagnosis before submitting conclusions and receiving feedback from the mentor. The feedback will be personal and on a one-to-one basis.
After the program is delivered, there will be a minimum of 12 months ongoing web-based support to assist with the implementation of learning. This support includes ongoing case discussion with own case submission opportunities.
Certification and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will receive a certificate of attendance for the Certificate of Case Management: Dermoscopy.
Note this e-course is not hosted on Nexlec and users can click the "Select" button to be directed to the course page.
Face to Face Courses
Course transfers for Face to Face practical workshops are available, subject to requests being received, in writing, a minimum of 10 business days prior to workshop commencement. Transfer requests received after 10 business days prior to workshop commencement will incur an Administration Fee of $250.
Transfers will be subject to availability in the future workshops. If the future workshop has a cost differential, that price will apply, and any additional charges will be payable at the time of the transfer request.
One workshop transfer, per course is allowed. Further transfers will be considered upon application and may be charged at 25% of a full new workshop booking rate.
Transfers for Online courses are available subject to requests being received, in writing, within 7 days of enrolment. Transfer requests received after the 7 days post enrolment will incur an Administration Fee of $200. One course transfer request, per course is allowed.
If the future course being transferred to, has a cost differential, that price will apply, and any additional charges will be payable at the time of the course transfer request.
Online Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation and a full refund of the course fees will be provided if a request is received, in writing, a maximum of 7 days after course enrolment. Refund requests received later than 7 days after course enrolment will incur an Administration Fee of $250. Upon cancellation and full refund of the course enrolment, you will not receive a certificate or accreditation points.
Courses purchased as part of a bundle attract a discount. This discount is apportioned to the final course in the bundle in the cases of cancellations and refunds. Therefore, cancellation and refund requests of a course that have been purchased as part of a bundle are refunded based on the first and/or second course being charged at the full price rate. Any courses remaining in the bundle can be refunded provided the request is received, in writing, a maximum of 7 days after course enrolment. Refund requests received later than 7 days after course enrolment will incur an Administration Fee of $250.
A/Prof Andreas Blum
MD PhD MSc (DermPrevOncol) Public, Private and Teaching Practice, Konstanz, Germany Associate Professor at the University of Tuebingen, Germany
Professor Andreas Blum works in his Public, Private and Teaching Practice in Konstanz, Germany and for teaching purpose he is an Associated Professor of Dermatology at the Medical Faculty of the University in Tuebingen, Germany. Since 1993 he has focused with passion in the wide field of dermoscopy in clinic, research and worldwide teaching. Consequentially, he graduated with a Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermatooncology at the University of Graz, Austria in 2015.