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Dermatology

Course Features
- 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.

Course Overview
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.

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.

Course overview
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.

Entry requirements

Who Should Take This Course?
This course is for doctors working in family practice or those doctors in training in family or general medicine.

The course is delivered on site (50% of lectures) and by distant learning (50% of lectures).

Students will be expected to present cases from their own practice to the group and maintain a logbook of exposure to cases.

Eligibility criteria
- Candidates must be medical practitioners in hospital employment or general practitioners in practice or training.
- Candidates must have access to patients with dermatologic disease for the duration of the course.
- Students must be registered with the Irish Medical Council .
- Students must also be computer literate with access to the internet.

Duration

12 months.

Further enquiries

Professor Frank Powell
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Dr Fergal Moloney
Consultant (Dermatology)
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Eccles St
Dublin 7

Ms. Susan Lally
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Nelson Street
Dublin 7
T: + 353 1 716 4519
E: susan.lally@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Modules
Skin Biology & Common Disorders
• Lectures & discussion groups
• Student presentations
• Related work from practice and independent study
• Student placement
• Course revision
• Examination / assessment

Skin Diseases in Pregnancy, Childhood, Adolescence & Old Age
• Lectures & discussion groups
• Student presentations
• Related work from practice and independent study
• Student placement
• Course revision
• Examination / assessment

Moles, Skin Cancer, Infections & Infestations
• Lectures & discussion groups
• Student presentations
• Related work from practice and independent study
• Student placement
• Course revision
• Examination / assessment

Skin Systemic Disease, Hair, Nails & Oral Lesions
• Lectures & discussion groups
• Student presentations
• Related work from practice and independent study
• Student placement
• Course revision
• Examination / assessment

Clinical Practice
• Clinical & Practical Work
• Examination* / Assessment* and *Clinical Professional Exam*
(* Please note that students must pass these exams).

Comment

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.

Assessment method

Examinations
• Assessment by MCQ, Continuous Assessment and Clinical/Oral Examination
• Five Written Examinations – one at the end of each module
• Clinical /oral examination at the end of the Clinical Practice Module

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be advised

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