Education & Webinars

Education Courses

There are a range of education and professional development options available for people wishing to enter the profession or develop their skills. 

Please see some options below:

ACN Graduate Certificate in Dermatology - course information 

2 free modules on atopic dermatitis, both developed in collaboration with the Australasian College of Dermatologists and supported the Eczema Association of Australasia.

Melanoma Institute Australia: Interactive Modules and Podcasts:

ACN’s Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing: course flyer

Certificate in Melanography:

AACDS Dermal Therapy (Dermatology) Courses:

A Guide to Systematic Reviews (University of Nottingham):

Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology (University of Nottingham):

Enliven: Clinical Dermatalogy Journal

MDBriefCase provides accredited, online continuing professional development to help healthcare practitioners (HCPs) enhance their professional practice and stay at the forefront of the latest evidence and protocols. Through innovative partnerships, they offer high-quality content, free of charge education, to HCPs throughout Australia.  In collaboration with ADNA, MDBriefCase is delighted to offer ongoing education to its members.  Click HERE for dermatology topics. To access these, simply click on the link, register (one time only) and view the content.


Webinars & Additional Resources 

1. JWC International Consensus Document: Defying hard-to-heal wounds with an early antibiofilm intervention strategy: wound hygiene

2. Educational updates via the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) in collaboration with the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD).

3. The British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) Clinical Dermatology Nursing Role Descriptors: Guidance on Scope of Practice

4. Praxis Australia - World class education and training for the Research, Research Ethics and Clinical Trials sectors

5. Severity of fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis - Results of a cross-sectional study.
Pilgaard T, Hagelund L, Stallknecht SE, Jensen HH, Esbensen BA.
PLoS One. 2019 Jun 28;14(6):e0218831. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218831. eCollection 2019.
6. Compression therapy for chronic oedema and venous leg ulcers: CoFlex TLC Calamine.
Todd M.
Br J Nurs. 2019 Jun 27;28(12):S32-S37. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.12.S32.
7. Having a first-degree relative with melanoma increases lifetime risk of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma.
Wei EX, Li X, Nan H.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun 20. pii: S0190-9622(19)30639-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.04.044.
8. Development and initial validation of the Self-Efficacy for Skin Self-Examination Scale in a Canadian sample of patients with melanoma.
Bergeron C, Moran C, Coroiu A, Körner A.
Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Jun;40:78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.03.006. Epub 2019 Apr 3.
9. Reasons for underreporting of uraemic pruritus in people with chronic kidney disease: A qualitative study.
Aresi G, Rayner HC, Hassan L, Burton JO, Mitra S, Sanders C, Van der Veer SN.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jun 19. pii: S0885-3924(19)30343-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.06.010. [Epub ahead of print]
10. Contact and communication with patients experiencing suicidal ideation: a qualitative study of nurses' perspectives.
Vandewalle J, Beeckman D, Van Hecke A, Debyser B, Deproost E, Verhaeghe S.
J Adv Nurs. 2019 Jun 21. doi: 10.1111/jan.14113. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 31222813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
11. Atopic Dermatitis: Management in the School Setting.
Schoessler S.
NASN Sch Nurse. 2019 Jun 14:1942602X19856873. doi: 10.1177/1942602X19856873. [Epub ahead of print]
12. A survey of knowledge, attitudes and awareness of the human papillomavirus among healthcare professionals across the UK.
Sherman SM, Cohen CR, Denison HJ, Bromhead C, Patel H.
Eur J Public Health. 2019 Jun 10. pii: ckz113. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz113. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 31180488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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13. The evaluation of skin lesions, according to the Toven Method - an interprofessional communication tool.
Toma E, Veneziano ML, Filomeno L.
Clin Ter. 2019 May-Jun;170(3):e177-e180. doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2129.
14. Educational interventions for primary care providers to improve clinical skin examination for skin cancer.
Stratton DB, Loescher LJ.
J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2019 Jul 30. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000235. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 31369454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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15. Medication-related pruritis in older adults with long-term conditions.
Peters J.
Br J Community Nurs. 2019 Aug 2;24(8):380-382. doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.8.380. No abstract available.
PMID: 31369306 [PubMed - in process]
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16. A Smartphone App for Improving Clinical Photography in Emergency Departments: Comparative Study.
Liu CH, Lin IC, Lu JJ, Cai D.
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Jul 31;7(7):e14531. doi: 10.2196/14531.
17. Association of Vitamin A Intake With Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk in the United States.
Kim J, Park MK, Li WQ, Qureshi AA, Cho E.
JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Jul 31. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.1937. [Epub ahead of print]
18. Melanoma in-what? Patients' understanding of a diagnosis of melanoma in-situ.
Duffy R, Liaqat M, Heymann WR.
Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Jul 24. pii: S0738-3991(19)30312-X. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.07.027. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 31358326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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19. Patient-reported perceptions of care after the introduction of a new advanced cancer nursing role in Sweden.
Westman B, Ullgren H, Olofsson A, Sharp L.
Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Aug;41:41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.05.009. Epub 2019 Jun 1.
20. Compression in young people living with lymphoedema.
Todd M.
Br J Nurs. 2019 Jul 25;28(14):908-910. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.908. No abstract available.
PMID: 31348704 [PubMed - in process]
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21. Higher degrees in nursing: traditional research PhD or professional doctorate?
Rees S, Ousey K, Koo K, Ahmad N, Bowling FL.
Br J Nurs. 2019 Jul 25;28(14):940-945. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.940.
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22. Epidemiology of melanoma in rural southern Queensland.
Kitchener S, Pinidiyapathirage J, Hunter K, Cochrane L, Gederts S, Sy T, Watts B, Murray A, Poologasundrum M, Bose S, Do A, Hall J, Reedy A, Hudson L, Masel M.
Aust J Rural Health. 2019 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12545. [Epub ahead of print]
23. Management of cellulitis and the role of the nurse: a 5-year retrospective multicentre study in Fako, Cameroon.
Ebob-Anya BA, Bassah N, Palle JN.
BMC Res Notes. 2019 Jul 23;12(1):452. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4497-4.
24. Diagnosis and Management of Cutaneous Tinea Infections.
Woo TE, Somayaji R, Haber RM, Parsons L.
Adv Skin Wound Care. 2019 Aug;32(8):350-357. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000569128.44287.67.
25. Nails: The External Protective Window to the Internal Milieu.
Sibbald RG, Ayello EA.
Adv Skin Wound Care. 2019 Aug;32(8):341. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000574988.19035.30. No abstract available.
26. Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Optimizing Care in Patients Receiving Anti-CCR4 Monoclonal Antibody Mogamulizumab.
Tawa M, Kopp E, McCann S, Cantrell W.
Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Aug 1;23(4):E73-E80. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.E73-E80.
27. Neurologic Complications: Effects of Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma.
Latchman J, Guastella A, Tofthagen C.
Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Aug 1;23(4):355-358. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.355-358.
28. Nursing Care in Dermatologic Oncology: a Qualitative Study.
Sibeoni J, Marc M, Lagaude M, Orri M, Verneuil L, Revah-Levy A.
J Cancer Educ. 2019 Jul 13. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01573-8. [Epub ahead of print]

29. Polycystic ovary syndrome: An update.
Pfieffer ML.
Nursing. 2019 Aug;49(8):34-40. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000569748.65796.d1

30. When a Burn is Not Equal to Just Applying AloeVera
Charmaine Peras.

31. Psoriatic disease concept: Understanding the lastest view - 9th September 2020
Dr Joseph Merola and chaired by Assoc Prof Peter Foley.

32. Nip Allergies in the Bub Eczema Videos (correct application of topical steroids, moisturiser, wet dressings, bleach baths) and infographics (wet dressings, bleach baths)

33. Top Tips for managing eczema information sheet

34. ASCIA Paediatric atopic dermatitis (eczema) e-training for health professionals

35. Hand Dermatitis Webinar - Watch Video
Dr Ryan De Cruz.

36. Hidradeneitis Suppurativa - What it is and what are appropriate nursing interventions
Vivienne Speirs RN.

37. Case analysis: sarcoidosis and lupus pernio
Vivienne Speirs RN.