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Advanced Dermatology Distance Education

Advanced Dermatology Distance Education

Develop a logical approach to disease investigation and management of a range of complex dermatological cases, particularly immune-mediated and systemic diseases

Skin problems are among the most common reasons for presentation in general practice. The CVE Dermatology Distance Education program is a modular course that aims to provide you with the practical skills necessary to work-up and resolve these often recurrent cases with minimal frustration for both owner and clinician.

The Advanced Dermatology course covers diseases which may at times be more difficult to recognise and for which there is often a lack of practical information in textbooks and readily available literature.  The diseases covered are not as common as allergies and infections but can be more life-threatening and often require uncommon treatments. The diseases include immune-mediated skin disease, scaling diseases, non-inflammatory alopecia and cutaneous signs of systemic disease.

While much of the emphasis is on developing a logical approach to case management, this course reviews the latest information available on a wide range of conditions and presents the latest evidence-based treatment options available. Ultimately, having more confidence in your abilities to manage skin patients will lead to higher job satisfaction as well as improving patient outcomes.

Prerequisite: Completing either the Pruritic and/or Infectious Skin Disease Distance Education course is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Advanced Dermatology Distance Education course.

Listen to tutor Ralf Mueller tell you more about the course:

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Apply a logical approach to disease investigation and management of a range of complex dermatological cases, particularly immune-mediated and systemic diseases
  • Identify the multiple causes of alopecia including non-endocrinopathies
  • Explain to your clients which test is best and how they help in reaching a definitive diagnosis
  • Maximize your diagnostic results when you perform a skin biopsy and be more knowledgeable in your communication with the pathologists when inconclusive results are reported
  • Provide your clients and patients with the latest evidence-based treatments for a range of complex cases.

Modules

  1. Immune-mediated skin disease
  2. Scaling diseases and keratinisation defects
  3. Alopecia in an apparently healthy animal
  4. Cutaneous signs of systemic disease

This distance education course has 4 modules delivered over 3 months.

Workshop/s

This course is 100% online. Live online seminars delivered by the course tutors will be scheduled regularly throughout the course.

Dermatology Program

Our year-long Dermatology Distance Education program has been broken down into 3 manageable and independent parts: Pruritic Skin Disease, Infectious Skin Disease and Advanced Dermatology.

Each is a discrete course on its own but together they form a formidable dermatology educational program. Each course has an interactive workshop – a major drawcard – where you have the opportunity to apply the theory you have learnt under the watchful eye of your tutor. You also benefit from the group experience of learning with, and from, your peers.

The introductory dermatology module is a prerequisite for Pruritic and Infectious Skin Disease DE courses while you must complete either Pruritic or Infectious Skin Disease DE course to enrol in the Advanced Dermatology DE course.

Related courses

What is Distance Education?

Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD

All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.

Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the online seminars.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

Course fees Member* Super Early Bird Member* Early Bird Member* Full Rate Non-member Rate
Advanced Dermatology DE course $1956 $2010 $2065 $2174

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.

Distance Education
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 to
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
96 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
31 Dec 2020
Early Bird
30 Apr 2021

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Tutor/s

Dr Sonya Bettenay
Sonya Bettenay
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Derm.) DipEd Dipl. ECVD MANZCVS
Dr Ralf S. Mueller
Ralf Mueller
Dr MedVet MANZCVS Dipl. ACVD FANZCVS (Derm.) Dipl. ECVD
Stefan Hobi
Stefan Hobi
Adj. Prof. Dr. Med. Vet. Dipl. ECVD
Dr Sonya Bettenay
Sonya Bettenay
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Derm.) DipEd Dipl. ECVD MANZCVS
Sonya Bettenay graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1980. She completed her dermatology residency and achieved board certification in veterinary dermatology with the Austr...
Dr Ralf S. Mueller
Ralf Mueller
Dr MedVet MANZCVS Dipl. ACVD FANZCVS (Derm.) Dipl. ECVD
Ralf Mueller graduated in Munich, Germany, completed his doctoral thesis in 1987, and worked in several large and small animal practices before completing a residency in veterinary...
Stefan Hobi
Stefan Hobi
Adj. Prof. Dr. Med. Vet. Dipl. ECVD
Dr. Hobi graduated from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2007. After two years in practice and a doctoral thesis about hypersensitivity disorders in cats, he completed a 15...

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