MSc Skin Lesion Management

Key information

Course Leader: Kathy Radley

Level: 7

Start date: Semester A, B and C

Mode of delivery: blended learning

School: Life & Medical Sciences

Entry Requirements

1. A degree in a healthcare discipline (or equivalent) & be  registered with a professional  and statutory body

2. The equivalent of 2 years Full Time post qualifying experience (excluding interniship) including a minimum of 6 months Full Time (or equivalent) in the management and surveillance of a range of benign and malignant skin lesions prior to programme commencement 

3. Access and exposure to patients with benign and malignant skin lesions. This will usually be a minimum of 4hours per week throughout the period of study. 

 

The MSc Skin Lesion Management Programme has been developed to meet the needs of practitioners with a special interest in skin disease whilst benefiting from shared, inter-professional learning.  

Please note that a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate are also available as named awards and information on the requirements are further down the page.

The increasing incidence and prevalence of skin cancer has transformed dermatology specialist practice in the last twenty years. More than half of all dermatology specialist practice now relates to the diagnosis, management and surgical excision of skin lesions. This programme builds upon the success of existing modules currently available in the MSc Clinical Dermatology programme that relate to the diagnosis and management of skin lesions. In the last 5 years, within dermatology there has been an increasing specialisation with health care professionals choosing either to work with people with long term skin conditions or people with skin lesions and skin cancer. The MSc Skin Lesion Management offers students a range of modules that appeal to healthcare professionals who want to develop a deeper understanding of the diagnosis, management and surgical excision of skin lesions, particularly skin cancers. This is currently the only award of its kind in the UK developed to meet the specific needs of the multi-professional workforce managing people with skin cancer in response to clear national drivers.  

This programme allows flexibility to study related specialist content to broaden student’s clinical expertise which is invaluable in today’s competitive workplace and brings a richness to the overall programme from an inter-professional and intra-professional perspective.

Depending on the choice of award the programme consists of the following compulsory, specialist and optional modules:

 Post Graduate Certificate Skin Lesion Management (60 Credits required):

Practical Dermoscopy (30 credits, compulsory)

 And either:

Recognition and Management of Skin Lesions (30 credits) OR Skin Surgery Skills (30 Credits)

 Post Graduate Diploma Skin Lesion Management (120 Credits required):

Practical Dermosocpy (30 credits, compulsory) AND Recognition and Management of Skin Lesions (30 credits, compulsory)

AND Evidence Based Practice (30 credits, compulsory)

AND one of the following:

Skin Surgery Skills (30 credits)

Mind and Skin (30 credits)

Health Technology and Innovation (30 credits)

 

Prerequisites

1. A degree in a healthcare discipline (or equivalent) & be  registered with a professional  and statutory body

2. The equivalent of 2 years Full Time post qualifying experience (excluding interniship) including a minimum of 6 months Full Time (or equivalent) in the management and surveillance of a range of benign and malignant skin lesions prior to programme commencement 

3. Access and exposure to patients with benign and malignant skin lesions. This will usually be a minimum of 4hours per week throughout the period of study. 

 

Learner Outcomes

This programme aims to:

  • Develop methods of inquiry and skills required to research and advance skin lesion management using  an in-depth current and relevant evidence base. 
  • Provide knowledge and understanding to foster the further development of critical, contemporary, evidence based and patient-centred practice in skin lesion management.  
  • Develop a systematic advanced knowledge and understanding of the application of specialist skin lesion  practice in the context of multi-professional and inter-professional working in the contemporary healthcare setting.

Level

7

Credits

180

Course Leader

Kathy Radley

Fees

£1620.00

The price quoted above is per 30 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Start date

Semester A, B and C

Mode of delivery

blended learning

Faculty

Life & Medical Sciences

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