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Practical Dermatology (MSc)

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

18-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Dermatology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Practical Dermatology is for practising General Practitioners or other practising doctors who regularly deal with patients with dermatological problems, and who have obtained the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Practical Dermatology.

This 12-month, part-time distance learning course aims to enable doctors to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients presenting to their surgeries, by further developing the skills obtained in the PgDip.

Distinctive features

  • The course holds both UK and international accreditation, including from the Royal College of General Practitioners, Hong Kong College of Family Physicians and Hong Kong Medical Association
  • Flexible, online delivery enables you to balance your studies with your professional commitments

Career prospects

This programme is aimed at doctors who have completed the Diploma in Practical Dermatology. The MSc can form part of the portfolio of a general practitioner wishing to practice as a GPwSI in dermatology.

This Masters programme enables you to demonstrate you are taking the opportunity to develop your abilities in critical analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, finding and using evidence and in dealing with complex issues. Whilst we do not formally assess clinical skills or competencies in a face-to-face context (so the programme is not a substitute for a formal specialty training programme), studying at this level should help successful students demonstrate numerous academic skills that should be highly regarded in relation to their career development and progression. In particular, the programme offers opportunities to demonstrate the development of knowledge and skills in relation to the application of evidence-based medicine and the potential enhancement of services and governance frameworks. As such, it should provide evidence of commitment and potential that may assist you in relation to taking on greater responsibilities or perhaps seeking management, research, scholarship, or leadership roles.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed and passed either the Cardiff University Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology programme or the QMUL Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology with a minimum award of Merit (60% or above) not more than three years prior to the year they are intending to start the MSc. Programme participants must see dermatology patients in their workplace or be able to show how they will follow-up patients, in order to complete the cases for the dissertation. Please ensure this is clearly confirmed in your personal statement. Continuing professional registration with a relevant medical body is required prior to and for the full duration of the programme.