Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program 2018

SunSmart is proud to announce the Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program 2018.

The program is funded by the generous participants and donors of Cancer Council Victoria’s Longest Day fundraiser . This one-off program is available for Victorian GP practices to apply for a chance to receive one dermatoscope and training for one practising general practitioner per practice in 2018.

A dermatoscope is a handheld skin microscope that allows doctors to look more closely at skin lesions than with the naked eye. It is therefore useful in the accurate early detection of skin cancer.

Make an application online or email your completed form to dermoscopy@cancervic.org.au .

(You may like to familiarise yourself with the questions on the downloadable PDF form prior to completing the form online).

Submit an online application or Download an application form

Applications close COB Friday 28 September 2018 .

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program?

The Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program is funded by the generous participants and donors of Cancer Council Victoria’s Longest Day fundraiser . This one-off funding is available for Victorian GP practices to apply for a chance to receive one dermatoscope and training for one practising general practitioner per practice in 2018.

How do I apply?

Applications can be made online between Monday 10 September and Friday 28 September 2018.

When do applications open?

Applications will be open from Monday 10 September 2018.

When do applications close?

Applications close COB Friday 28 September 2018.

When will I find out if I am successful?

Successful applicants will be notified by email in October.

When will the training be conducted?

Training will be conducted both online and in Melbourne. The first online component will begin on Monday 8 October. The first face-to-face workshop date will be on Saturday 17 November, 2018. Successful applicants are required to attend this day.

What does the training component include?

The Australasian College of Dermatologists will provide a Practical Dermoscopy course. The course is a 12-14 week program delivered in a blended learning format. The course consists of a total of approximately 30-50 hours of student effort. This includes:

  • 6 self-paced online modules, beginning Monday 8 October
  • an online virtual clinic, which simulates an outpatients clinic
  • a one-day face-to-face workshop (in Melbourne) to be held on  Saturday 17 November, 2018
  • a final two-hour online virtual exam

Please note the online components of this course are not compatible with iPads or other tablets, and are best accessed via a desktop computer or laptop. For more information visit the Australasian College of Dermatologists website.

Will there be CPD points attached to the training?

Completion of this course will result in 30 PRPD points with ACRRM and 40 Category 1 QI & CPD points with RACGP.

Can I register additional GPs within my practice to attend the training?

Yes, however, this will be at cost to your practice. The 2018 Practical Dermoscopy programs run by the Australasian College of Dermatologists are now full and not accepting further applicants. Should you be interested in being advised when the new 2019 schedule is confirmed, please join the College mailing list here: https://form.jotform.com/82278434924969.

When will the dermatoscopes be delivered?

Dermatoscopes will be distributed at the training on Saturday 17 November, 2018.

What is a dermatoscope?

A dermatoscope is a handheld skin microscope that allows doctors to look more closely at skin lesions than with the naked eye. It is therefore useful in the accurate early detection of skin cancer.

How will applications be assessed?

The judging panel will give preference to applicants who can demonstrate the following:

  • a definite need for the dermatoscope and a large percentage of people who will benefit
  • other strategies in place to support skin cancer prevention
  • a clear commitment to completing the data collection and training offered by Cancer Council
  • practices located outside of metropolitan Melbourne will be given priority.

Are there any costs associated with this program?

A charge of up to $500 may apply to applicants located within 100km of metropolitan Melbourne.

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