Graduate Diploma Dermatology
- Equips graduates with the knowledge and expertise required to recognise and treat skin disorders commonly encountered in general practice.
- Fifty per cent of course content is delivered online.
- ICGP-approved for CME & CPD.
- Focuses on patient-related problems while also developing knowledge of the theoretical background.
- Presents real cases from clinical practice.
Dermatology comprises 25% of a General Practitioner's workload. The majority of skin conditions should be treated in a general practice setting. This course is for practicing doctors, either in family practice, or doctors training in family or general medicine.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is primarily targeted towards:
Doctors working in family practice
Doctors in training in family or general medicine
The course is delivered on-site (50% of lectures) and by distance-learning (50% of lectures). Students will be expected to present cases from their own practice to the group and maintain a logbook of cases
What Will I Learn
This course is for practicing doctors, either in family practice, or doctors training in family or general medicine.This well-established, expert-led programme includes a strong emphasis on distance and online learning. This flexible, practitioner-focused approach to course delivery takes account of and caters for time and work pressures experienced by busy clinicians.
How/Where Will I Learn?
Teaching is delivered via a blend of on-site (50% of lectures) and distance-learning (50% of lectures).
The Irish College of General Practitioners has assigned 18 CME sessions and 50 CPD points to the Graduate Diploma in Dermatology course.
The aim of the course is for general practitioners to develop a good working knowledge of the disorders of the skin and a competent approach to diagnosis and management.
The course runs sequentially over two semesters, after which candidates will be eligible to sit the examination for a Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Dermatology).
Assessment techniques include multiple choice questions (MCQ), practical clinical examination and oral examination. There will also be continuous assessment throughout the course. Students will be expected to present cases from their own practice to the group, keep logbooks of cases seen and attend out-patient clinics.
The modules comprise a mix of formal face-to-face lectures, student case presentations (delivered by each participant, to the broader group), logbooks, group discussions, practical experience in the workplace, extensive home study of written and electronic media and placement in a dermatology clinic for practical experience.
Teaching takes place at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7.