Dermatological Emergencies


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 22 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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Skin conditions presenting as emergencies are seen regularly in hospital accident & emergency departments and are as frequent in paediatrics as in adult medicine. They may also present from time to time in general practice. Emergencies in dermatology are uncommon but can be severe or life-threatening when they occur.

For optimal patient outcomes, one must address the skin lesions and secondary infection to prescribe a required treatment or action without delay.

In this module you will learn to:

1. Cutaneous drug eruptions
2. Emergency exanthems
3. Urticaria and associated conditions
4. Hypersensitive syndromes and vasculitis
5. Vascular tumours and related conditions
6. Neonatal skin diseases

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

Boost your confidence in management of Dermatological Emergencies and apply these principles as a guide for appropriate referral to an emergency department or 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