This professional certificate-level course covers all aspects of clinical dermatology, with a comprehensive lecture schedule delivered by expert Consultant Dermatologists. Lectures will be delivered through an interactive webinar series and organised into relevant blocks. The course will consist of 20 hours of webinar-based interactive teaching and 250 hours of autonomous student learning.
Lecture topics covered include*:
Trimester 1 (September to December):
Trimester 2 (January- May):
*Precise order and topics in curriculum are subject to change.
A short revision period follows at end of each trimester, which culminates with online MCQ assessments.
Students who are selected (on a first come, first served basis) for the one-day Clinical Masterclass (which is non-credit-bearing) at the end of course will have the opportunity to observe real-life patients with common dermatology conditions at the end of course.
All aspects of the course delivery that are credit-bearing are online, via webinars broadcasted via Adobe Connect on Thursdays at 19:30 Irish Standard Time (typically). As this is an interactive course with a Q&A session at the end of each live-streamed lecture, we strongly suggest that students attend the live sessions. However, webinars will also be available for playback (during trimester period it was delivered in) unless otherwise specified.
The online course will be delivered by over 20 of Ireland’s most respected Specialist Register Consultant Dermatologists.
Enrolled students will have to meet the minimum IT requirements for Zoom as well as ensuring they have prepared their laptop/PC before taking an online assessment. Students will also need an integrated webcam and microphone on the device they will be using to take the exam for e-proctoring purposes.
This programme leads to a University award of a Professional Certificate in Clinical Dermatology High Yield 1, worth 10 ECTS, and graduates are free to use both the award and their official transcript as evidence of CPD / CME activity as part of their professional body annual or biennial returns. As this is a full university programme, leading to an award, we do not separately apply for CPD / CME points from professional bodies. The course will consist of 20 hours of webinar-based interactive teaching and 250 hours of autonomous student learning.
Students who are selected (on a first come, first served basis) for the one-day Clinical Masterclass (which is non-credit-bearing) at the end of course will have the opportunity to observe real-life patients with common dermatology conditions.
Curricular information is subject to change.
Part-time option suitable for:
Students must have been awarded a Medical Degree from a recognised Irish/EU or international Medical School. Applicants must also meet UCD’s English Language Requirements. We may accept a degree that was completed in English as proof of language proficiency. We will also accept proof of IMC registration, proof of MCRP I & MCRP II completion from students as proof of English language proficiency.
Please Note: Podiatry is not accepted as proof of medical degree.
The following entry routes are available: Professional Certificate in Clinical Dermatology High Yield 1 (X877)
Duration: 8 Months
*Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
Applicants can apply online here. If you are applying to UCD for the first time you must register an account. Returning applicants may sign into an existing account. Once logged in, to find our course go to ‘Course Finder’ and search for Clinical Dermatology and then apply.
Please note: Places are subject to availability and a strict closing date.
A detailed, step-by step guide to the online application process is available here.
There will be two online case-based scenario MCQ exams, one held at the end of each trimester, which will present various clinical based scenarios, to facilitate problem-solving, critical analysis and evidence-based care. The exams will be e-proctored to ensure academic robustness. Students will need a device with integrated webcam and microphone, which meets the e-proctoring software minimum system requirements for invigilation purposes.
This course is set at Level 9 National Framework Qualification and is a 10-credit award.
For further course information, please email email@example.com.
Professor Desmond J Tobin
UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology
UCD School of Medicine
University College Dublin
Dr Rosalind Hughes, St Vincent's University Hospital; UCD School of Medicine
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