Dermoscopy of non-melanoma skin cancer: an online series

Wednesday 4 October - Wednesday 22 November 2023

This eight-week series will overview the clinical and dermatoscopic characteristics of non-melanoma skin cancers with the aim of increasing your ability to recognise and detect non-melanoma skin cancers early. 

This course is relevant to anyone involved in the opportunistic detection of skin cancer.

The cost of participating is $80. 

Registration has now closed. Please email us if you would like to register and receive the content via email. 


The series will be presented by Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley and the dermatology registrars she supervises. 

4 October - 15 November (weeks 1-7)

Weekly emails containing a video and other supporting educational material will be sent to all registrants. The topics are as follows (subject to change):

4 October - Overview of non-melanoma skin cancers and sun damage
11 October - Dermoscopy basics
18 October - Basal cell carcinoma
25 October - Actinic keratosis
1 November - Squamous cell carcinoma in situ
8 November - Squamous cell carcinoma
15 November - Rare skin cancers

22 November (week 8)   7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

A live discussion forum will be held via a Zoom webinar. Registrants will have the opportunity to address their questions to the presenters. A link to join the webinar will be sent to all registrants prior to the start of the series.

Learning objectives

At the completion of the series participants will:

  • have increased confidence in their diagnostic skills
  • have improved their ability to recognise non-melanoma skin cancers
  • be more familiar with the common elements of dermatoscopy
  • have improved their knowledge of clinical and dermatoscopic characteristics of non-melanoma skin cancers 


The series has been endorsed by RNZCGP and has been approved for up to 4.5 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. All educational material must be completed to be eligible for CME credits. Registrants will have until 29 February 2024 to qualify. 

This course has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. RACS Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and surgeons participating in the RACS CPD Program can claim 5 points in Educational Activities. Participation in this activity will be entered into your RACS CPD which can be accessed through ehub. All educational material must be completed to be eligible for CME credits. Registrants will have until 22 December 2023 to qualify. 

Upon the completion of the series, nurses will be provided with a certificate of attendance as evidence for their professional development portfolio. 

This series is proudly supported by      

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Need more information?

Please email if you have any questions about this series.

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