Skin Cancer Medicine for General Practice

Benign and Precancerous Lesions


Developed and delivered by Australian trained and based Dermatologists this 8 week online course will teach participants to distinguish a range of benign and precancerous lesions that are often identified by patients as skin lesions of concern and if required provide patients with a recommended treatment plan  

Participants will complete 5 online modules, attend or watch webinars and participate in weekly online case discussion.  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.

Full Course Information


  1. Benign Epithelial Tumours
  2. Benign Melanocytic Lesions
  3. Benign Appendageal Tumours
  4. Benign Tumours of the Dermis and Subcutaneous Fat
  5. Premalignant or Precancerous Tumours



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



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



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

Dr Thevaki Wain
Dr Thevaki Wain.  MBBS, BMedSci, MPH, FACD

Dr Tevi Wain is a specialist dermatologist based in Sydney. She is a fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists. 

She holds public hospital appointments in leading Sydney Hospitals and works in private practice at The Centre for Vulvovaginal Health and Northern Paediatric Dermatology.

Dr Philip Tong
Dr Philip Tong. MBBS (Hons) PhD FACD

Philip Tong entered the dermatology training programme as the inaugural Dean’s Fellow in Dermatology, a joint initiative between The University of Sydney and The Australasian College of Dermatologists. During this time, he underwent world class-research and dermatology training resulting in obtaining his PhD in 2015 and also his specialist qualifications in 2018.

Philip trained in dermatology in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney – RPA, St Vincent’s and Westmead hospitals – as well as in the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in London.

Philip is the Clinical lead of the Skin Inflammation Group and supervises medical research at the Centenary Institute in addition to running a highly innovative and successful research program with collaborations in Germany, Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.

Philip’s desire to help patients is what motivates him to continue contributing to the field of dermatology. He has expertise in all aspects of general dermatology including acne, eczema, psoriasis as well as the medical and surgical management of skin cancers.


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 trimester and you are able to download and save all learning material and resources.

  • GPs $1,000
  • GP registrars $900
  • Nurse practitioners $900
  • Other trainees and registrars $900

Please note that travel and accommodation expenses for the face to face workshop are not included.


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

Here you can select your fee type, trimester 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.

ACD Online Store


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 will be able to:

  • Distinguish common benign skin tumours seen in General Practice  
  • Interpret clinical and histological features of benign skin tumours  
  • Assess benign skin tumours to formulate differential diagnoses and explain these to patients 
  • Propose treatment options and advantages and disadvantages of each method 
  • Prepare and manage treatment plans for benign skin tumours  
  • Evaluate when benign skin tumours should be referred to another medical specialist 



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

25 PDP points or 3 MOPS points from ACRRM. 


  1. The enrolment fee includes access to the online modules
  2. Access to the online modules is available for the duration of the course (usually 8 weeks).
  3. Registration in the program will be confirmed upon receipt of the payment of the relevant course fees to ACD via the online store.
  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 term. 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. College expects that students source all case for assignments themselves. In extenuating circumstances college may be able to provide cases to complete the module. A request for this needs to be submitted in writing to 20 days prior to course completion.
  7. 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.

"Benign skin lesions are common. When in doubt a biopsy is required but this course has helped me to be more confident when patients can be simply reassured or need referral to a specialist dermatologist"
Benign & Precancerous Lesions Graduate 2019