Prevention, education, early detection and care for individuals at a higher risk of suffering from malignant skin cancer are the cornerstones of dermatooncological care. One of the main fields of application of dermatoscopy is early detection of a variety of types of skin cancer, which is associated with avoiding high costs to the healthcare system.
The two postgraduate courses related to dermoscopy provide graduates with scientific, evidence-based knowledge and practical skills for tumor diagnostics with reflected light microscopy. Depending on the level of education, knowledge is provided not only of specific biological fundamentals of the development of skin tumors, differential diagnosis of skin diseases and methods and strategies for avoidance and early detection in the sense of prevention mechanisms but also of the epidemiology of skin tumors, tumor classification and therapies including a number of innovative therapeutic strategies. The courses also develop competencies in sifting through and interpreting relevant professional literature and impart the methodological expertise required to carry out specialist research projects.
Distance learning courses are offered at all levels and the language of instruction is English.