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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Medicine

  • Graduate Certificate

With a Graduate Certificate in Medicine, you'll help improve the outcomes for patients with skin cancer, and open pathways to a Master of Medicine.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
1 year full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$20,320 per year / $20,320 total

About this course

Through this 1 year part-time program, you'll gain the specialised knowledge and skill required to diagnose and manage skin malignancy. You'll cover clinical knowledge relevant to common skin lesions, along with dermatoscopy and imaging techniques, basic therapeutics and more.

As a graduate of the program, you'll possess a high level of knowledge and diagnostic skills that will empower you to diagnose and manage a large proportion of skin cancer cases. You can also choose to use this knowledge in skin cancer research or skin cancer related policy and health promotion.

You will:

  • understand the embryology, microanatomy, physiology, oncology and epidemiology of skin
  • be able to undertake a consultation (history and examination) for a skin check
  • demonstrate an ability to assess skin lesions through dermatoscopy and dermal imaging - and be competent in differential diagnosis
  • confidently advise and manage most patients with skin cancer, using appropriate medical and therapeutic modalities in partnership with the patient
  • possess a sound understanding of how to minimise indemnity risk in your practice
  • know when to refer a patient for further opinion or more advanced treatment
  • undertake research training, critically analyse current research in the field and apply this in professional practice.

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What you will learn

  • Gain in-demand expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.
  • Benefit from a program that's fully delivered online, including readings, lectures, group discussions and case studies, with assessments and examinations also administered online.
  • Join the leading provider of medical education and research in Queensland at UQ Medicine.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • General practitioner
  • Hospital specialist
  • Skin clinic specialist