The master’s module in Advancing Dermatology Care over the lifespan is a single module that will be offered as an option within the MSc Advancing Practice Programme. This module is designed for students who wish to develop in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding of dermatology care in children, young people and adults at an advanced level. The module is aimed at health care professionals who practice dermatology within a general or specialist role. Engagement in this module will advance students’ perceptions and understanding of common skin conditions, principles of dermatology assessment and care planning, management of common skin conditions seen in primary and secondary care (acne, eczema, genital conditions, and psoriasis, rosacea and skin infections).
The key principles of working in partnership with patients to provide person centred care within dermatology underpins this module, as does the focus for practitioners on translating the theoretical content into clinical practice as they progress through the module.
On completion of the module, the successful student will have developed their knowledge and understanding of dermatology conditions, policy and research to feel confident in the management and support to patients with a wide variety of skin conditions.
Students are expected to have sufficient knowledge and expertise in dermatology to apply for this module. They do not necessarily need to work in a dermatology setting but need to be responsible for dermatology patients; either in a general or specialist service.
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A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University for students who are self-funding.
On successful completion of the module, you should be able to:
The module will be on-line with students working through six units to gain 20 credits at master’s level. The proposed units are outlined below:
Unit 1: Advanced dermatology practice
Unit 2: Principles of dermatology treatment
Unit 3: Managing patients with common skin conditions
Unit 4: Psycho-dermatology
Unit 5: Recognition and diagnosis of skin lesions/skin cancer