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Dermatoleg Ymarferol (PgDip)

Mae’r PgDip yn rhaglen dra rhyngweithiol, dysgu o bell ar-lein a gynlluniwyd i ddarparu dealltwriaeth gadarn o glefyd y croen fel mae’n ymddangos mewn arfer i gyfranogwyr, ac i alluogi Meddygon Teulu i reoli problemau dermatolegol yn llwyddiannus mewn cleifion. Mae’r MSc blwyddyn-o-hyd yn benodol ar gyfer gweithwyr gofal iechyd proffesiynol sydd wedi cwblhau eu Tyst.Ôl-radd. mewn Dermatoleg Ymarferol ac sydd am astudio’r maes hwn ymhellach.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology is for practising General Practitioners or other practising doctors who regularly deal with patients with dermatological problems.

This two-year, part-time distance learning course aims to enable doctors to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients presenting to their surgeries. It is a highly interactive, online programme designed to equip the general practitioner with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice.

Students are expected to use their individual study time to complete the modular learning material, which is available online, and complete further reading from dermatology text books and searches for material in journal articles and libraries.  The success of the course therefore depends, to a large extent, on the input and enthusiasm of course participants.

The course holds both UK and international accreditation, including from the Royal College of General Practitioners, Hong Kong College of Family Physicians and Hong Kong Medical Association. 

Nodweddion unigryw

  • The course holds both UK and international accreditation, including from the Royal College of General Practitioners, Hong Kong College of Family Physicians and Hong Kong Medical Association. It is quotable in Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Online delivery of credit-bearing modules.
  • Continuously assessed by coursework components, with no final examination.
  • Part-time (two-year) and full-time (one-year) routes available for the Postgraduate Diploma.

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2020
Hyd2 blwyddyn
FfurfPart-Time - Distance Learning
Ffyrdd eraill i astudio cwrs hwn

Meini prawf derbyn

The Postgraduate Diploma course is open to all qualified doctors who are currently working/training as general practitioners or clinical assistants in dermatology and those hoping to pursue a special interest in dermatology. Other specialities are considered, provided written and supporting evidence demonstrating the ability to see patients with skin problems is provided. No previous specific experience or training in dermatology is necessary.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in clinical medicine (MBBCh, BMBS, MBBS, or equivalent) awarded by a recognised institution


Be currently working and managing patients, with part of their clinical practice involving the care of patients with skin problems. This is required in order to complete the case histories required on the course. Please ensure this is clearly confirmed in your personal statement.


Hold continuing professional registration with a relevant medical body prior to and for the full duration of the programme.


Provide evidence of English language ability. 


Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

All students must register initially for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip).

The PgDip course lasts for two academic years for part-time students or one year for full-time students, and consists of six 20-credit modules, totalling 120 credits, at Level 7.

You will study six 20-credit modules, one per term on the part-time PgDip over two years (Three modules per year).

Students who have not obtained 120 credits, but have obtained a minimum of 60 credits at Level 7, including any ‘required core modules’, will be eligible for the exit award of Postgraduate Certificate.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.

Blwyddyn un

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Introduction to Practical DermatologyMET60120 credits
Skin LesionsMET60220 credits
Special Cutaneous SitesMET60320 credits

Blwyddyn dau

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

The course is delivered entirely online via Cardiff University’s virtual learning environment (VLE), Learning Central, allowing regular, rapid and efficient communication between colleagues, tutors and course administrators, reducing the isolation commonly associated with distance learning.

Through dedicated online tutorial support, discussion forums and online assessments, students become members of an enthusiastic and supportive online community of doctors with an interest in dermatology. This environment allows collaboration, both academic and clinical, which can extend beyond the life of the programme.

To take advantage of the wealth of experience that already exists among these practitioners the course uses methods that promote co-operative, purposeful learning. This includes the use of small group techniques, problem solving and peer review all within an efficient online environment.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

The academic staff who teach and oversee the Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology are assisted by a dedicated postgraduate administrator team and learning technology team. All can be contacted by telephone or e-mail to ensure good communication between students and the University. Most of the communication is via the website/VLE, where there are discussion boards that also allow the students to support each other.

Each educational or assessment activity is designed such that students receive support and encouragement from the academics and a team of external tutors. The students are divided into tutor groups of approximately 12 people supported in the educational activities by tutors and academics.


Depending on the module and assessments, feedback may include:

  • Written comments on assessments.
  • Electronic feedback on online tests and quizzes.
  • Sample answers.
  • Whole-class general feedback – e.g. via discussion forums.
  • Peer feedback, either formally as part of an assessment or informally outside of the classroom.
  • Group online meetings with course tutors.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

Assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Cardiff University Senate Assessment Regulations for Taught Programmes.

Each module will be assessed by written work, objective structured tests/questions and online activities.

Students are not required to be called for a viva voce examination.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Studying at Postgraduate Diploma level should provide you with a wealth of skills and abilities you can apply to any professional setting. In addition to greater conceptual understanding of current knowledge, issues and methods, you will have the opportunity to practice and develop abilities in critical analysis, in the application of evidence based medicine and in dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. 

Your studies should also help you develop your problem-solving and decision-making abilities by enabling you to utilise evidence effectively and communicate important concepts to colleagues and others. Through research focused elements you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and understanding in aspects such as literature review, critical evaluation, research design, research methodologies, data collection, data analysis and research principles.

After fully engaging in the diploma course, you should be able to:

  • Solve diagnostic problems involving skin rashes and lesions.
  • Postulate management strategies and treatment solutions for inflammatory dermatoses and skin lesions.
  • Critically appraise evidence supporting management plans in dermatology.
  • Propose improvements to treatment strategies.
  • Design learning materials for use in patient and carer education for skin diseases.
  • Modify treatment approaches by incorporating new developments in the dermatology literature as part of lifelong learning.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendalNodiadau

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Bydd myfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cyrsiau. Gallai ffioedd godi'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid oes penderfyniadau wedi’u gwneud eto ynglŷn â ffioedd a benthyciadau i fyfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21. Caiff y rhain eu gwneud yn rhan o drafodaethau'r DU ynglŷn â’' haelodaeth o'r UE, a byddwn yn rhoi rhagor o fanylion i chi cyn gynted ag y bo modd.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

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Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?

You will need a reliable computer with high speed Internet access (and up-to-date virus and malware protection) and appropriate software. 

The Postgraduate Diploma can form part of the portfolio of a general practitioner wishing to practice as a GPwSI in dermatology.