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Professional Certificate in Clinical Dermatology (Online Webinar-Based/Part-Time) Graduate Taught (Level 9 NFQ, Credits 10)

Charles Institute of Dermatology (UCD)



Dermatological (skin and hair) issues can comprise up to 25% of a General Practitioner’s workload, and so the majority of skin conditions should be treated in this community general practice setting.

The Professional Certificate in Clinical Dermatology (NFQ Level 9, 10 credits) is a fully-online course (September to May) consisting of approx. 28-hours of teaching covering a comprehensive knowledge -base of Clinical Dermatology. Four lecture blocks incorporate an Introduction to skin biology and Dermatological Terminology, Cutaneous Malignancy, Infectious Dermatoses, Inflammatory Dermatoses, Cutaneous manifestations of Systemic Disease, Alopecias, and Pediatric Dermatology.

Participants will develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases and enhance their knowledge of the scientific basis of clinical dermatology. They will also develop an understanding of the impact of dermatological conditions, referral pathways, imaging and management.

Lectures will be delivered by over 20 of Ireland’s top Specialist Registered Consultant Dermatologists, in addition to an introductory skin biology lecture by Institute director Prof. DJ Tobin. The course provides an expert-led learning experience throughout. Webinars are interactive, with a Question & Answer session after each live webinar, to allow students to further delve into the clinical aspects of disease.

Course Features:

  • Fully-online interactive webinar course delivered over 4 lecture blocks to equip graduates with the knowledge and expertise required to recognise and treat skin disorders commonly encountered in general practice.
  • Focuses on patient-related problems, while also developing knowledge of the theoretical background of real cases from clinical practice.
  • Lectures are streamed online live (to facilitate Q&A), but also via limited playback and again during examination revision periods.
  • Robust online Case-based format assessment that is e-proctored.
  • Optional on-site patient-based clinical session (not credit-bearing and capped at approx. 30 students). See course flyer (flyer hyperlink) for further details.

Enrolled students will have to meet the minimum IT requirements for running both Adobe Connect, the software that will be used for watching and participating in webinar lectures and for the e-proctoring software that will be used when sitting exams . Students will also need an integrated webcam and microphone with device they will be using to take exam. Please see below for minimum requirements:

Adobe Connect technical specifications and minimum requirements

RPNow E-Proctoring minimum system requirements

For more infromation please see here.


Course Code X877
College Name Charles Institute of Dermatology (UCD)
Course Category Health Care, Medicine
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Special Purpose Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 4
Course Start Date 8th September 2022
Course End Date 26th May 2023
Course Fee €1500-€2500
Course Duration 8 months
Course Times Thursdays at 19:30
Awarding Body National University of Ireland
Title of Awarding Professional Certificate
Entry Requirements Applicants must have a Medical degree from a recognized Irish or International Medical School (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent).
Career Path Participants will develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases and enhance their knowledge of the scientific basis of clinical dermatology. They will also develop an understanding of the impact of dermatological conditions, referral pathways, imaging and management. Equips graduates with the knowledge and expertise required to recognise and treat skin disorders commonly encountered in general practice.
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