General Principles of Dermatology

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Enrol to study with the most prestigious skin health training organisation in Australia. Start your journey toward successful completion of the Advanced Certificate in General Dermatology. This module can be also taken as a stand-alone course.

This course requires 10 study hours.

Meet your CPD requirements and maintain professional standards: 40 CPD points at completion of course.

Full course content, date and fee information provided in the description below or on our website at GP Dermatology Courses

Enrolment date: enrolment dates do not apply for ACD Dermatology certificates. You may enrol at any point through the year. 


Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skinhair, and nails, as well as the conditions associated with them. Skin conditions are one of the most frequent reasons for consultation in general practice. Basic knowledge of dermatology is essential for every general practitioner who is usually the first point of contact for patients with skin diseases.

In this module you will learn about:

·         The structure and functions of the skin

·         Taking a dermatological history

·         Conducting skin examination

·         The anatomical regions of the body and terminology relating to lesion location

·         Lesion morphology

·         The basic principles of topical therapy

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

* Completion of this course will result in 40 CPD points from the RACGP and 10 study hours

Boost your confidence in General Principles of Dermatology and apply them as a guide for appropriate referral to a dermatologist when required. Call (02) 8741 4123 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