Skin Disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


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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This module covers the processes involved in providing safe and competent Dermatology services to the Australian Indigenous population. It focuses on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required when taking a history, examining, diagnosing, and managing skin diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Skin infections are prevalent among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Some environmental and cultural factors contribute to the spreading of these diseases. These infections have direct implications for health and contribute to more severe diseases such as rheumatic heart disease and renal disease.

In this module you will learn to:

1. Common skin diseases that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in urban, regional, and remote Australia
2. Systemic effects of skin disease
3. Different manifestations of skin disease in heavily pigmented skin and how to diagnose them
4. Managing patients in a culturally sensitive manner and how to adapt recommended treatment to the contemporary Indigenous cultural context

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

Boost your confidence in the management of Skin Disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and apply these principles as a guide for appropriate referral to specialist care 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