The Graduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing X879 will be offered in 2021/22 as a two-year Part Time programme designed to meet the professional development needs of nurses caring for people experiencing skin conditions and related disorders in clinical settings.
The Graduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing is aimed at the professional preparation of registered nurses who wish to specialise in dermatological nursing.
You will learn how to assess, provide care and advice at a specialist level for patients with dermatology conditions. You will also learn how to provide a service that is evidence based and aims to improve quality of life for people with dermatology conditions.
In 2021/2022 the Graduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing will be offered as a 2-year (part-time) programme. The academic year runs from September to May and is broken down into two trimesters. Assessments are varied (assignments/ case presentation/practical examination) and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the trimesters. Clinical assessments (Clinical Competency Assessment Tool, Clinical Learning Outcomes) are an integral component of this programme.
The programmes are offered using a Blended Learning Approach. Blended learning will utilise a range of teaching methods including online learning, lectures, workshops and seminars.
Graduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing
The programme entry requirements are as follows:
Graduate Diploma in Dermatology NursingThe 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. Closing Date for Applications is 30th July 2021Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and programmes will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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:
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
The fees for your programme can be found at the links below. Search using your major code (the four-digit code beginning with 'X' which can be found in the key information box on this page).
Please note that UCD fees are subject to change annually. The fees shown include the student centre levy which must be paid by all students.
If the fees for your programme are being paid by a third party (full or partial), please ensure your funding organisation/sponsor/hospital contacts email@example.com. Please note this is not a student facing email address.
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Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
More information about fees is available on the UCD website at the link below: