Practical Therapies Theory (Basic)


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists. This course aims to provide General Practitioners with the theory regarding basic dermatological surgery and procedures 

Participants will complete 7 online modules, attend or watch 2 live webinars and participate in online case discussions.  Participants can engage directly with our expert Dermatologists via webinars and the discussion forum.

 Full course content, date and fee information provided in the description below or on our website at Practical Therapies Basic

Please note that you may enrol after the commencement of a term.

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Trimester 1 2022: 31st Jan - 24th April

Trimester 2 2022: 2nd May - 31st July

Trimester 3 2022: 8th Aug - 30th Oct

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This course aims to provide General Practitioners with the theory behind basic dermatological surgery and procedures.


Online Modules

This 12 week blended course consists of 7 online modules which cover the following topics:

1. Cryotherapy

2. Intralesional steroids

3. Biopsy techniques

4. Curettage & Cautery

5. Non-Surgical treatments of skin cancer

6. Cutaneous surgical anatomy & danger zones

7. Patient management pre and post operatively

Case Discussions

Cases will be posted for participants to discuss and provide preferred diagnosis and outline patient management.  The teaching dermatologist will provide feedback 


Attend or watch live online webinars and participate in open discussion on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists 

Topic Scenarios

Respond to authentic clinic case studies and challenge yourself to provide a diagnosis and first-step management plan on the clinical information and dermoscopic images


Complete the topic scenarios, a 500 word case study and an online multiple choice final exam


GPs $1,150

GP Registrars $1,000


This course is aimed at GPs and GP registrars.  Nurse practitioners and other medical registrars are also eligible.

* Completion of this course will result in 40 CPD points from the RACGP.

  25 PDP points or 5 MOPS points from ACRRM. 


Visit our website to see our full range of programs and courses: ACD Programs & Courses

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

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