Dermatology

The Graduate Diploma Dermatology is a two-year part-time programme designed to meet the professional development needs of nurses/midwives caring for people experiencing skin conditions and related disorders in clinical settings.

Programme aims

The Graduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing is aimed at the professional preparation of registered nurses who wish to specialise in dermatological nursing. 

Programme structure and content

The Graduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing is aimed at the professional preparation of registered nurses who wish to specialise in dermatological nursing. This programme is designed to meet the professional development needs of nurses/midwives caring for people experiencing skin conditions and related disorders in clinical settings.

Attendance

Core modules take place in UCD in Year 1. You will also be required to attend lectures for the specialist modules in Year 2.

Teaching methods

A wide range of teaching methods includes large and small group lecturing, online and tutorials. Clinical teaching is done by specialists who workwith you to help you apply theory to practice. Clinical placements provide excellent opportunities to learn from experts in practice hospitals and/or within your own hospital. You will also have the opportunity to attend multi-disciplinary team meetings and tutorials, and engage in supervised practice.

 

Entry Requirements

The programme entry requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must hold a primary degree in Nursing (or equivalent in related discipline)/APEL consideration if no degree
  • Applicants must be entered onto the appropriate division of the Nurses Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) (be registered as an RGN or RCN)
  • Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years of experience, and evidence of ongoing professional development
How to apply?

The programme code you require is X879. Please visit www.ucd.ie/apply and search for your programme. You will be required to complete an online application form and upload supporting documentation. Once you have submitted the online form, your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within a short period.

Documents to be submitted with your application

PLEASE NOTE - THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS IS 01 AUGUST 2020

  • Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant
  • Nurse applicants: A current photocopy of NMBI registration
  • Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Page of Passport
  • Signed Declaration Form from Employer (original form)
  • Completed Professional Reference Form (original form)
  • Nurse applicants: Completed Clinical Competence Assessor Nomination Form signed by the nominee
  • Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)
Recognised Prior Learning

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be submitted online through your SISWeb account.

There are two instances in which you can apply to have recognised prior learning taken into account when applying for a programme in UCD.

1. RPL for admission to a UCD programme

If you are a prospective student seeking admission to UCD and you do not meet the required admissions criteria as set down for a particular programme of study in UCD, you may apply to be admitted based on prior learning.

2. RPL for exemption from a module or modules on a UCD programme

If you have been accepted onto a UCD programme and wish to have credit transferred towards the requirements of the UCD programme of study, you may apply for RPL from a module or modules.

When applying for RPL, please note the following:

  • You must submit your application for RPL as early as possible and preferably before you commence the relevant module/stage/programme.
  • An application for RPL relating to a particular module should be submitted before the third week of the trimester in which it is offered. Applications made after this date will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances.
  • Your application will be reviewed by the Taught Graduate Standing Committee and Programme Board. You can expect to hear of the outcome or status of your application typically within four to six weeks of submitting it (depending on committee schedules).
  • Please note that in some cases your application may not be successful or you may not receive RPL for the amount of credit for which you applied, therefore you must register for, attend and participate in the module or modules until you have been informed of the decision of the School Programme Board.
  • If your application is not successful, you are responsible for all assessments associated with the module.

TO APPLY FOR RPL PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:  https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=APPLY

Please read the UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning at this link: UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning