Dermoscopy made easy: an online course

Dermoscopy made easy: an online course

Saturday 12 November 2022
8.00 am – 12.30 pm

Join Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley at this beginners’ ‘Dermoscopy made easy’ online course and increase your confidence in the diagnosis of typical benign skin lesions - whether you own a dermatoscope or not.

A must-do course for all health practitioners who play a role in the opportunistic discovery of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer as part of their everyday practice.

The cost to attend the course is $285.

Registration has now closed.

Course programme

Using a series of regional, close-up and dermoscopic images, this workshop will cover:

  • What is dermoscopy?
  • Skin examination
  • Patterns of lesions
  • Photography
  • TADA and elements and patterns in dermoscopy
  • Clinical and dermoscopic features of benign and malignant skin lesions

The course will conclude with presentations from skin cancer education providers on the courses and learning pathways they offer for those who wish to further their learning.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants will:

  • have increased confidence in their diagnostic skills
  • be better able to recognise typical benign skin lesions
  • be more familiar with the common elements of dermatoscopy
  • better understand the clinical and dermatoscopic characteristics of benign and malignant lesions
  • understand further learning pathways should they wish to extend their learning


The course has been endorsed by RNZCGP and has been approved for up to 4 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. 

The course has also been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Attending the course qualifies for 4 Points in Educational Activities. 


Dr Amanda Oakley CNZM is a dermatologist for Waikato District Health Board, an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland, and she diagnoses for MoleMap New Zealand. Her main research interests are in the early diagnosis of melanoma and teledermatology. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and online, and has a regular column in New Zealand Doctor magazine. She is best known for founding the popular DermNet New Zealand website for which she has been honoured by several awards.

Further learning pathways

At the conclusion of the course, Skin Cancer Symposiums, Skin Cancer College Australasia, HealthCert and New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors will present on their courses and learning pathways for those interested in furthering their learning. 

Need more information?

Please email if you have any questions about this course.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors



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