It is important for GP’s to have a dermatology diploma and masters under their belt because skin is our biggest organ, skin disorders are such a common problem and the quality of care should no longer be compromised. This means that increasing your knowledge through our dermatology diploma and MSc online course can add significant value to your career and patients outcomes, especially given the social stigmas surrounding skin disease.
Skin is an organ system which not only plays a critical functional role in physical health but also has a significant and psychological impact. Skin disorders are amongst the most common long-term conditions in the UK and there are more than 2,000 different diseases. Approximately 20% of children are affected by eczema and about 50% of teenagers suffer from acne. While psoriasis affects about 1.5% of the British population, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK.
Equally, despite it being one of the most common diseases, there is not much teaching done in medical school around this topic. Therefore, trainee doctors will come away with very little knowledge about skin disease and this has ultimately created a chronic shortage of qualified dermatology consultants.
Therefore, the inadequate training of GPs have led to serious lapses in treatment for conditions that are painful, debilitating and psychologically damaging. People are being disadvantaged, but if there were a higher density of qualified dermatologists, there would be more effective diagnosis and improved patient outcomes.
Having specialist knowledge in dermatology
This is an increasingly important asset for healthcare professionals. Particularly so in primary care settings, where skin disease is the greatest disease prompting consultation in children and the second biggest problem amongst adults. Dermatology is an increasingly popular clinical entity amongst medical trainees and nurses worldwide and is ranked the most satisfying medical specialties to practice. This is reflected in our course's popularity and the number of applicants we recieve because of the field's diversity, flexibility and the fact it is very visual and hands-on.
Our programme is case based, with no dry lectures online. We mimic clinical activity and provide scenario based lessons that are more engaging for our students. The dermatology diploma and MSc online course is designed to help healthcare professionals specialise in their careers and aid the need for more dermatology professionals internationally while helping you progress in your career.
After completing this course, our students have successfully gone on to create credible published work. Our former student, Dr Safi Abbas Rizvi got his dermatology master’s published after graduating in 2020. He has since received tremendous recognition in India and abroad and is now involved in a number of important and specialist projects. Dr Safi tells us that ‘this has incorporated creativity and improvised my clinical skills.’
He established that our dermatology online course carries great weightage both professionally and in personal clinical practice and how flexibility is the best quality this course carries. To learn more about what it takes to succeed in this course and how you can attract recognition among recruiters and patients, read more here.
Our Dermatology PgDip and MSc programme is run in conjunction with The University of South Wales (USW). A modern, industry focused University, rated best in the UK for the Health Professions in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and in the latest Complete University Guide 2022, it is in the top 10 in the UK for Health Studies. This programme satisfies the growing international demand for dermatology courses. Having a specialist knowledge in dermatology is an increasingly important asset for medical personnel. On completion of this dermatology online course, you will be able to develop; life-long learning, critical appraisal and advanced problem-solving skills that can be applied to dermatology in clinical practice.
Want to add significant value to your patients by improving your knowledge and upskilling in the diagnosis and management of dermatological disorders, while also progressing your career? View our dermatology online course.