Dermatology for General Practice

Skin Disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists.  This online course will train you to provide 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.

Participants will complete online modules and learn directly from our experts.  This course is designed to be engaging, flexible and totally relevant to your needs in day to day practice. 

Detailed course content, date and fee information provided below.

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Full Course Information

Online Modules

This course consists of 6 topics:

  1. Lupus Erythematosus
  2. Insulin Resistance Diabetes and Acanthosis Nigricans
  3. Streptococcal Pyoderma, Rheumatic Fever and Glomerulonephritis
  4. Scabies
  5. Community-Acquired (Associated) Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  6. Leprosy
  7. Tinea
  8. Pityriasis Versicolor
  9. Melioidosis
  10. Cross Cultural Awareness

Lectures & Case Studies

Watch a recorded lecture and participate in discussion forum on diagnosis and management direct with our expert Dermatologists


Assessment for this module will requires the satisfactory completion of a number of topic based quizzes together with a small number of targeted case reports.

Required Hours

This course requires about 12 study hours.


Term 1

15th Feb – 11th April


Term 2

27th April – 20th June


Term 3

5th Jul – 29th Aug


Term 4

13th Sep – 7th Nov



One low course fee includes access to the course for the duration of the term and you are able to download and save all learning material and resources.

  • GP/Registrar/Other $420


Click HERE to be directed to our online shop and the purchase page.

Here you can select the term and pay online to gain access to the course.

Once you have successfully paid online for your course access, you will receive a receipt as well as a confirmation of enrolment email with account details to access your course.

Please note that enrolments are only secured once payment is made. Adding the course to your cart will not hold an enrolment place.

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


At the successful completion of this course, you should be:

  • Aware of the common skin diseases that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in urban, regional and remote Australia and to be aware of their systemic consequences
  • Able to diagnose skin diseases in heavily pigmented skin and to understand the different manifestations of common skin diseases in heavily pigmented skin
  • Aware of the possible different perceptions of causes of skin diseases by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Able to manage patients in a culturally sensitive manner and to devise a treatment regimen compatible with cultural attitudes, taking into account the possible use of bush medicines, co-morbidities and the practical aspects of compliance and follow-up


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


  1. The enrolment fee includes access to the online modules
  2. Access to the online modules and virtual clinic is available for the duration of the course (usually 8 weeks).
  3. Registration in the program will be confirmed upon receipt of the completed enrolment form and payment of the relevant course fees to ACD.
  4. Participants can defer by submitting a written request to the Australasian College of Dermatologists that is received no later than 10 working days before the end of the term. If a deferment is granted, you will be offered a place at the next available term. Once you accept this offer, you will receive a confirmation email of enrolment into this workshop. A maximum of one deferral is permitted per participant.
  5. Participants are required to review the Terms and Conditions and cancellation/refund policy prior to registering, and to acknowledge acceptance of these conditions during the registration process.
  6. Participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment once all course components have been completed.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists complies with the requirements of the Federal Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles. A full copy of the College’s privacy policy is available here.


  1. A full refund of fees will be available if an offer of placement is withdrawn or in the unlikely event that College is unable in unable to provide any components of the course.
  2. No refund of fees will be made once you have enrolled in the course.
  3. If you wish to defer you will need to submit a written request at least 10 days before the term end. Each written request will be considered on its merits. Deferment will not be granted for requests received within 10 days of the end date unless there are extenuating circumstances mitigating your studies.
  4. All requests for deferment must be made in writing to

The Australasian College of Dermatologists complies with the requirements of the Federal Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles. A full copy of the College’s privacy policy is available here.