How to Perform a Punch Biopsy

In this short video, Professor David Wilkinson demonstrates how to perform a punch biopsy and shares a few tricks of the trade.

The program includes theory and surgical practical sessions on:

  • Skin anatomy and histology
  • Diagnosis with dermoscopy
  • Benign and malignant skin lesions
  • Melanoma management
  • Dermatopathology
  • Topical treatment options
  • punch and shave biopsies
  • Elliptical excisions and suturing
  • Workflow and medicare billing

Our team of industry leaders and experienced skin cancer doctors will guide you in your learning and skills practice throughout the weekend and beyond. Upon completion of the course, you will receive unlimited access to additional online learning resources and alumni webinars with course revisions, case discussions and Q&A with the instructors.

Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

Skin cancer is one of the most common dermatological conditions seen in general practice – and it is not overly complex to manage if you have the right skill set. This certificate course has been specifically designed for time-poor general practitioners wishing to acquire the knowledge required to safely and confidently diagnose and treat commonly encountered skin lesions.


  1. Online theoretical component + one-day practical workshop: Complete the theoretical course component at your convenience online and attend a one-day practical workshop with skills practice under supervision on a Saturday or Sunday in one of the four locations across Australia.
  2. Entirely online: Receive instant access to the course contents online and complete all lectures and online activities online with independent skills practice at your office/home.

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