Dermatology Skills and Treatment MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Institution Code H36
Course Code HHSKIST
More about the course
The MSc Dermatology Skills & Treatment was developed in 2006 by Veronique Bataille, Julia Schofield (Consultant Dermatologists West Herts Hospital Trust) and Madeleine Flanagan and offers the chance to learn with other health professionals and will be of interest to GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and other Allied Health Professionals working in related disciplines.
- This programme is offered on a modular basis to fit in with existing commitments.
- Modules can be studied on an individual basis and typically require 5 days university attendance together with independent study.
- It leads to the award of MSc Dermatology Skills & Treatment or the interim awards of Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Dermatology Skills & Treatment.
Example of Full Time and Part Time study routes
The university year is divided into 3 semesters;
- Semester A - September - January
- Semester B - February - May
- Semester C - June - September
The programme has 2 intakes per year - September and January. Commencement dates vary depending on selected modules.
Awards and Credit Requirements
You may study individual modules to gain academic credits or complete a planned programme of study leading to one of the following awards. Most modules are worth 30 postgraduate credits with the exception of Evidence Based Practice (15 credits) and the Health Disciplines Project (45 credits). You are allowed 5 years from initial registration to complete an academic award.
The programme consists of the following compulsory, specialist and optional modules
- Evidence Based Practice
- Health Disciplines Project
- Recognition and Management of Skin Lesions
- Skin Surgery Skills
- Chronic Skin Conditions
- Mind and the Skin
- Therapeutics of Skin Conditions
- Vulval Disorders
There are a wide range of additional optional modules available to reflect individual clinician's interests including:
- Skin Integrity and Tissue Repair
- Enhanced Skin Integrity Skills
- Business Skills for Clinicians
- Leadership in Practice
Full Time, overseas students do not require GMC registration as this programme does not require direct patient contact and management. Please click here to read the GMC's section New Registration Framework. However, students wishing to study the Skin Surgery Skills module or to use their clinical skills whilst in the UK will need to seek GMC advice prior to commencement.
This postgraduate programme offers the opportunity for generalist clinicians to develop more specialist dermatology knowledge. However, the programme is sufficiently robust for clinicians already working in this speciality to update and enhance their knowledge and skills.
- Defines the context of contemporary dermatology services
- Develops the knowledge and skills required to competently manage patients with commonly presenting skin disorders
- Fosters the advanced skills required for multi-professional and inter-professional working.
- Provides networking and peer support
The programme will be of interest to:
- GP's GP registrars, FY1 / FY2 doctors & dermatology SpRs
- Practitioners with a special interest GPwSIs & pharmacists
- Dermatology nurses working in primary & secondary care
- Other Allied Health Professionals working in related disciplines.
A variety of teaching methods are used during the programme including seminars, group work, e-learning, and work-based learning. The programme is well supported by Dermatologists, GPs as well as key opinion leaders in the field so that it maintains links with practice and the ability to reflect current trends in clinical dermatology.
Most modules are available in study blocks of between 1 and 3 consecutive days. You will be encouraged to undertake independent study to supplement and consolidate what is being taught. The course is intensive with a limited amount of direct teaching, and requires you to be a self-directed learner.
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The programme assessment strategy is designed to facilitate appropriate levels of skill and competence to fulfil the role of a Practitioner with a Special Interest. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods including; case study presentations, clinical logs, written work and clinical examinations (OSCE) and have an emphasis on supervised practice and competency based assessment. To complete the masters degree you will complete the compulsory modules: Evidence Based Practice (15 credits) and the Health Related Project (45 credits).
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.