The UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology is delighted to offer research and education opportunities in the cutaneous (skin) sciences. Our current postgraduate education offering includes the following credit-bearing activities:  

Charles Seminar Series & Journal Club: 2.5 Credit-bearing module only for UCD PhD student registrants.

Our research seminar series (both clinical and basic dermatologic/skin) occurs typically every 2 weeks during term time in our Institute seminar room. It is open to all, including UG and postgraduate (PG) students, Postdoctoral fellows and Research Assistants, Technical and administrative staff, in additional to clinical colleagues. The latter, may be unable to attend in person, and so the seminars are also  broadcast live via Adobe Connect to those who register for remote access.  This series is kindly supported by a non-restrictive education grant (currently from A Mennarini). We liaise with a Medical Independent journalist to write a seminar synopsis for later publication in this journal.

PhD and Postdoctoral researchers are  also given the opportunity to participate in a weekly moderated journal club as part of this module, whereby presenters critically appraise a recent and substantial peer-reviewed article with a skin science relevance, with a Q&A session following the presentation. More information >

Professional Certificate in Clinical Dermatology

10 ECTS, NFQ Level 9

This fully-online part-time course consists of approximately 25 hour-long lectures covering the range of subjects in clinical dermatology and is taught by 25 of Ireland's top consultant dermatologists. Assessment is by two e-proctored MCQ examinations of scenario/case style questions. This course is only open to those with a medical qualification (commonly general practitioners, but not exclusively) and we recruit from Ireland, and overseas.

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Professional Certificate in Skin & Hair Follicle Science

10 ECTS, NFQ Level 9

 This  fully-online and part-time course with an  interactive lecture schedule and fact-based assessment series, will comprise of approx. 25 hours of direct teaching to provide a fundamental and comprehensive knowledge base in the human skin and hair follicle biological sciences. The lecture block will cover an introduction to the biology of the skin and its appendages, and where relevant, will include variations with gender, age, and geographic ancestry. While this professional certificate will not focus specifically on topics of overt clinical pathology of the skin, it will refer to common mild physiological changes (e.g., male pattern baldness, dry skin, oily skin) that may be of interest to the personal care market. 

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