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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    One year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    12 March 2019

The Clinical Dermatology MSc is an advanced study programme for medical graduates who wish to undertake a period of postgraduate study in dermatology. You will gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases and enhance your skills and knowledge of the scientific basis of clinical dermatology. The study pathway also includes a critical evaluation of dermatological literature on a specialist subject.

Key benefits

  • Located within the St John's Institute of Dermatology, a specialised clinical, teaching and research institute located within Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.
  • The course includes teaching in a diverse range of clinical and dermapathology sessions.
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.
  • You will attend weekly and monthly clinical seminars in St Thomas’ and Guys hospitals as well as participating in a variety of short courses and conferences.

The Clinical Dermatology MSc will provide you with the opportunities to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases.

The study pathway is made up of a combination of observing clinical sessions, histopathology glass slides teaching sessions, lectures, dedicated workshops, seminars and conferences by members of the faculty as well as invited prominent speakers, creating a demanding and stimulating learning experience.

You will study three 60-credit modules throughout the year including theoretical dermatology and clinical dermatology, plus a research project with a dissertation related to clinical dermatology to complete the 180-credit advanced course.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of essay writing, course work in the form of a clinical Powerpoint presentation, pathology slide reading at the microscope, clinical and theoretical OSCEs and a written dissertation and its defence.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Location

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s and St Thomas’ campuses.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Career prospects

Our graduates have found employment in senior hospital posts and private practice overseas. Some of our graduates have pursued further higher qualifications and Foundation Programmes and Specialist Training in Dermatology in the UK.


Visit the Clinical Dermatology MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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