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Practical Dermatology (Taught)

Cardiff University
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Cardiff
01 September 2021

Program description

Practical Dermatology (Taught)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology is for practising General Practitioners or other practising doctors who regularly deal with patients with dermatological problems.

This one-year, full-time distance learning course aims to enable doctors to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients presenting to their surgeries. It is a highly interactiveprogram designed to equip the general practitioner with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice.

It is delivered entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to balance your studies with your professional and personal commitments, and there is no requirement to travel to Cardiff for a final exam.

Those who successfully complete the PgDip and wish to pursue further studies in this field may be able to apply to progress to our one-year MSc in Practical Dermatology.Students are expected to use their individual study time to complete the modular learning material, which is available online, and complete further reading from dermatology text books and searches for material in journal articles and libraries. The success of the course therefore depends, to a large extent, on the input and enthusiasm of course participants.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

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Admission requirements

The Postgraduate Diploma course is open to all qualified doctors who are currently working/training as general practitioners or clinical assistants in dermatology and those hoping to pursue a special interest in dermatology. Other specialities are considered, provided written and supporting evidence demonstrating the ability to see patients with skin problems is provided. No previous specific experience or training in dermatology is necessary.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in clinical medicine (MBBCh, BMBS, MBBS, or equivalent) awarded by a recognised institution

And

Be currently working and managing patients, with part of their clinical practice involving the care of patients with skin problems. This is required in order to complete the case histories required on the course. Please ensure this is clearly confirmed in your personal statement.

And

Hold continuing professional registration with a relevant medical body prior to and for the full duration of the program.

And

Provide evidence of English language ability.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Full-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £9,700
  • Students from outside the EU: £14,350

Part-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £4,850
  • Students from outside the EU: £7,850

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

Studying at Postgraduate Diploma level should provide you with a wealth of skills and abilities you can apply to any professional setting. In addition to greater conceptual understanding of current knowledge, issues and methods, you will have the opportunity to practice and develop abilities in critical analysis, in the application of evidence based medicine and in dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively.

Your studies should also help you develop your problem-solving and decision-making abilities by enabling you to utilise evidence effectively and communicate important concepts to colleagues and others. Through research focused elements you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and understanding in aspects such as literature review, critical evaluation, research design, research methodologies, data collection, data analysis and research principles.

After fully engaging in the diploma course, you should be able to:

  • Solve diagnostic problems involving skin rashes and lesions
  • Postulate management strategies and treatment solutions for inflammatory dermatoses and skin lesions
  • Critically appraise evidence supporting management plans in dermatology
  • Propose improvements to treatment strategies
  • Design learning materials for use in patient and carer education for skin diseases
  • Modify treatment approaches by incorporating new developments in the dermatology literature as part of lifelong learning

Career opportunities

This program is particularly suitable for doctors who wish to increase their knowledge of dermatology in order to help improve patient care, prescribe more effectively, and better manage referrals to secondary care.

The Postgraduate Diploma can form part of the portfolio of a general practitioner wishing to practice as a GPwSI in dermatology.

This Masters program enables you to demonstrate you are taking the opportunity to develop your abilities in critical analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, finding and using evidence and in dealing with complex issues. Whilst we do not formally assess clinical skills or competencies in a face-to-face context (so the program is not a substitute for a formal specialty training program), studying at this level should help successful students demonstrate numerous academic skills that should be highly regarded in relation to their career development and progression. In particular, the program offers opportunities to demonstrate the development of knowledge and skills in relation to the application of evidence-based medicine and the potential enhancement of services and governance frameworks. As such, it should provide evidence of commitment and potential that may assist you in relation to taking on greater responsibilities or perhaps seeking management, research, scholarship, or leadership roles.

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