Graduate Diploma 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.

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?

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.

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).

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

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.

Am I Eligible for this Course?

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.

Application Details

Important dates & information

  • The next intake for Graduate Diploma Medicine (Dermatology) is September 2019.
  • This programme is NOT currently open for applications.
  • Indicative application procedure below but may be subject to change.

Apply Online

  • Click on the www.ucd.ie/apply link and follow the steps outlined.
  • The “Application Type” is Graduate Taught Courses, and “Admission Term” is September 2019.
  • Fill in your personal details, and when asked about the “Programme Choice”, select Dermatology Grad Dip (Sept) FT X380. The corresponding fee will be applied.
  • Next, enter details of any third level institutions you have attended and professional qualifications you have attained in the “Academic Background” section.
  • Having paid the application fee and received an e-mail receipt, you must continue to complete the application process by pressing “submit”. An e-mail confirming successful application will be sent to you within 24 hours. A detailed, step-by step guide to the online application process is available here.
  • You can track the status of your documentation online. Log in to your account & click on your submitted application. This will bring up an application summary. The application requirements are listed at the end of the summary.
  • If you have any problems or queries with the online application process, email: applications@ucd.ie or telephone: + 353 1 716 1142 or 1476.

Contact Us

Academic Course Directors

Programme Administrator

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

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

UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology
UCD School of Medicine 
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield, Dublin 4

University College Dublin

 

Epostgraduate.medicine@ucd.ie