Infections, Infestations and Bites


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 26 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 infections, infestations and bites are common presentations to general practice. To manage them appropriately, it is important to have a good understanding of their clinical manifestations.

Skin infections fall into 3 categories: bacterial, viral, and fungal. Due to the increasing rate of antibiotic resistance, it is important for GPs to feel confident about making a diagnosis to indicate the correct treatment.

Skin infestations can spread quickly and easily from person to person, so precise diagnose and finding the right treatment is important.

It can be difficult to know if a bite or a sting from an insect is dangerous or not. Most insect bites and stings are relatively harmless but some of them can cause a severe allergic reaction.

In this module you will learn to diagnose and manage:

1. Bacterial infections
2. Viral infections
3. Fungal infections
4. Common skin infestations and bites

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

Boost your confidence in Infections, Infestations and Bites management and 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