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Dermatology for Health Professionals- Foundation Module (NUR204)

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University of Stirling
School of Nursing and Midwifery
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approximately 10 hours per week
Undergraduate (Online)
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The module is relevant to Nurses, Doctors and Allied Health Professionals
Online / Distance Learning Course

This Degree Module can be taken as free standing or integrated into a programme of study

This is an inter-disciplinary module developed in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland and the Dermatology Council for Scotland and it is suitable for health care professionals with an interest in Dermatology.

For clinicians entering general practice who would like to develop an interest in dermatology, and those trainees in general medicine who have chose a future career in dermatology, this course will provide an excellent foundation on which to build further specialist training.

The understanding and knowledge gained from this Module may also enhance or augment learning from other courses or clinical practice e.g. non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing in this area.

The Module is made up of 7 units and amounts to approximately eight months of part-time study.

Unit 1: Anatomy and physiology of the skin, epidemiology, risk factors and the impact of skin conditions on the psyche.

Unit 2:Assessment, investigations and general principles of diagnosis.

Unit 3:Skin tumours, wound healing and scarring.

Unit 4:Inflammatory and major systemic disorders, the photodermatoses and pharmceutical aspects of dermatology.

Unit 5:Dermatitis.

Unit 6:Acne, blistering, pigmentation disorders, leg ulcers, urticaria, angio-oedema, drug reactions and paediatric conditions.

Unit 7:Infections associated with dermatological conditions.

Module Availability & Duration: This module is offered in Autumn and is approximately eight months in duration

Module Credit: 44 SCQF credits, Level 9

Module Cost: (subject to increase for academic year 2010 / 2011)
As part of a BSc in Professional Practice £500.00
As a stand - alone module £720.00

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If you do not have a prior degree but are a registered health professional with a current registration, please contact us to discuss our degree programmes available to you.

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