Assessment of Skin Surgery Skills: Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)

Who should attend this course?

This DOPS will provide the opportunity for assessment of experienced clinicians performing skin surgery on their own patients or those taking referrals from other practitioners. Please note that this is NOT a taught course. For further details of DOPS or our taught Skin Surgery Skills Course please contact Madeleine Flanagan: 07736 660584.

Course content

  • Aseptic technique, including hand washing
  • Taking informed consent
  • Infiltration of local anaesthetic
  • Ellipse excision and appropriate skin closure
  • Overall competency
  • Patient Interaction in the context of the clinical setting
  • Completion of relevant documentation

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Assessment

The assessment will be digitally recorded in the Universities Medical Simulation Centre and candidates will receive feedback Where is the module taught and by whom? Hertfordshire University, College Lane Campus, Health Research Building, Herts, AL10 9AB. This course is taught by Madeline Flanagan.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn: The Assessment of Skin Surgery Skills: Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) course provides the opportunity for experienced skin surgery practitioners to have their competency assessed using the DOPS used by the British Association of Dermatologists. Candidates will perform an ellipse excision in a simulated setting which reflects the clinical setting using actors and either synthetic or animal skin
  • Course for: Experienced clinicians
  • Credit / level:

How to apply

Apply for the The Assessment of Skin Surgery Skills: Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) course.

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Course fees

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Teaching methods

Computer Equipment Requirement

Delivery of the module incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you.

Study routes

  • Part Time