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What will I learn?

About the course

This programme has been developed to meet the specific needs of practitioners diagnosing and managing patients with benign and malignant skin lesions. This is a unique programme that benefits from shared, inter-professional learning and incorporates a range of taught postgraduate modules supported by workplace-based learning.

This programme is suitable for you work regularly with patients with skin lesions or particularly skin cancer and you are wanting to undertake further specialist training to develop your career in this clinical area. This postgraduate course offers a structured educational programme in skin lesion management but does not focus on cosmetic dermatology and would not usually be suitable for solely aesthetic practitioners who are not working in UK NHS clinical practice.

The programme is offered in full time (12 - 14 months) and part time modes (2-5 years) and leads to the award of MSc Skin Lesion Management, Postgraduate Diploma Skin Lesion Management or Postgraduate Certificate Skin Lesion Management.

Why choose this course?

  • You will learn from respected subject specialists who are able to provide you with a high level of support throughout your studies
  • You will benefit from modules and assessments which focus on developing clinical skills and practical experience
  • You have the opportunity to earn credits for prior learning
  • You are able to gain a range of exit options, including MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

Which department am I in?

School of Life and Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with GPA 2.5 out of 4. SAT 550 in each band or ACT 25 in each band. For entry onto Pre-masters Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with less than GPA 2.5 out of 4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate.

For international students

The normal entry requirements for the programme are: A degree in a healthcare discipline (or equivalent) & be registered with a professional and statutory body, plus: The equivalent of 2 years Full Time post-qualifying experience (excluding internship) including a minimum of 6 months Full Time (or equivalent) in the management and surveillance of a range of benign and malignant skin lesions prior to programme commencement; and, Access and exposure to patients with benign and malignant skin lesions. This will usually be a minimum of 4 hours per week throughout the period of study. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) a score of 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20 for postgraduate.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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