Postgraduate Diploma Dermatology

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology is designed to help healthcare professionals specialise in their career and develop the need for more dermatology professionals. This online Dermatology course is applicable to all GPs, Practice Nurses, Specialist Nurses and Pharmacists exposed to patients with dermatological conditions.

 

This course is subject to validation.

Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8
Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8
  • Practical dermatology overview (20 credits)
  • Lumps, bumps and skin cancer (20 credits)
  • Lesions at specific sites (20 credits)
  • Inflammatory dermatoses (20 credits)
  • Skin infections (20 credits)
  • Practical dermatology in specific populations (20 credits)

Teaching

The Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology starts with a one day residential induction of clinically focussed teaching at the University’s Glyntaff campus.

Each module has the same format. Using an online platform and one tutor per 10-15 students, the self-directed distance learning is guided by tutor stimulated discussion based on clinically rich case scenarios. Group projects are undertaken alongside independent projects. Reflective practice is recorded in a reflective portfolio to help students consider how the learning can be translated into everyday work and practice.

Each easy-to-use online module will last six weeks, using real life case problems linked to forum based discussions, a reflective portfolio, group activities and a case-based examination.

Assessment

The Postgraduate Diploma Dermatology course puts assessment at the heart of learning by using clinical scenarios to facilitate problem-solving, critical analysis and evidence-based care. The scenarios act as both the focus for learning and assessment thus embedding assessment within the learning process. Each of the six modules has the same assessment format.

Due to the online nature of the course, students are expected to login and participate in the course regularly throughout the module (ideally on a daily basis). Students are split into groups of 10-15 students and are assigned a dedicated expert tutor who facilitates clinical case discussions with the group; monitors, assesses and marks each student throughout the module.

Students use the skills gained during the lectures to engage with the different activities.

Facilities

As part of your studies you will have access to over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles and conference proceedings.

Admission to the course is typically through the following qualifications:

  • First degree or equivalent (including international qualifications)
  • Relevant professional healthcare (e.g. doctor, nurse) qualifications

Those without recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. The RPL process is in line with the University of South Wales’ Regulations and students seeking to access this mechanism will submit evidence to the Course Director at Learna Ltd. The portfolio will subsequently be examined in liaison with the Course Lead at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

Language requirements for overseas applicants are in line with USW requirements for postgraduate study.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Apply directly to the University for this course.

Admissions statement 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology prepares graduates for a leadership role in the field of dermatology.

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