Connective Tissue Disease


Enrol to study with the most prestigious skin health training organisation in Australia. This module is part of the Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology but can be taken as a stand-alone course.

This course requires approximately 13 study hours.

Meet your CPD requirements and maintain professional standards.


Enrolment dates do not apply for this course. You may enrol at any time through the year and will receive 12 weeks access.

Full course content, date and fee information provided in the description below or on our website.

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Connective Tissue Diseases have their roots in abnormalities of the support structures (collagen) of the body and they often involve a vascular component. There are many different types of connective tissue disease and they may be inherited, caused by environmental factors, or most often, are of unknown cause.

Primary care providers play an essential part in early recognition and referral for patients presenting with Connective Tissue Disease.

In this module you will learn to:

1. Identify ‘typical’ cases which present in your practice
2. List possible differential diagnoses
3. Outline possible treatment options
4. Assess and choose the most appropriate treatment options based on various clinical scenarios
5. Identify risks of adverse outcomes associated with various treatment options

Complete this module online, at your own pace and from the comfort of your home or office. 

Boost your confidence in the diagnosis and management of Connective Tissue Disease in your patients. Apply these principles as a guide for appropriate referral to a dermatologist when required. Call (02) 8741 4140 for more information!

These courses are designed to provide Doctors and related health professionals with knowledge and skills in a range of Dermatology and skin health areas to develop their expertise and confidence in dealing with patients who present with dermatological conditions. It aims to assist you in the day-to-day management of these patients and in making the decision as to when to refer a patient to a Dermatologist. 

Completion of this course does not provide you with qualifications in dermatology or guarantee you access into the ACD Specialist Training Program. In order to practice as a Specialist Dermatologist you must complete the ACD Specialist Training Program. Information on the Training Program requirements are outlined here: Becoming a Dermatologist