NOTICE: This course has been postponed. We will communicate the new dates once they have been decided.
Dates: 8 June to 17 July 2020 Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital Time: 08h00 to 16h00 (weeks on campus)
Course fee is R 6 000 (The fee includes the textbook, "Handbook of Dermatology for Primary Care - A Practical Guide to Diagnosis" 2nd edition by Saxe, Jessop and Todd, and will be provided at the course.)
Please note: Internet access via a computer/smart phone will be required for the distance learning component.
This course is a 6-week blended course for Registered Medical Officers and Nurse Practitioners, covering the diagnosis, treatment and correct management of common skin conditions. It is offered by the Division of Dermatology in an effort to meet community driven demands for these dermatology services.
The programme starts with 1 week of face-to-face learning, followed by 4 weeks of online assignments to be completed while participants are in their workplace, supported by online contact with lecturing staff. The course ends with 1 week of face-to-face revision and assessment.
Preference will be given to health practitioners working in primary care settings. It is expected that practitioners will return to their place of work during the 4 weeks off campus.
The on-campus weeks of the course will be held at Ward G23/ OPD H Floor New Groote Schuur from 08h00 to 16h00 with visits to Red Cross and Mitchells Plain Hospitals.
Language of dermatology
Diagnosis of common skin disorders
Management of common skin conditions and promotion of skin health
Recognition of life-threatening skin problems, requiring referral to specialist level of care
Interim care of patients with life-threatening skin disorders, awaiting transfer to a higher level of care (e.g. drug reactions erythroderma and others)
Recognition of skin signs of serious systemic disorders such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and diabetes
Occupation-related skin disorders- management and referral to a higher level of care
Health Education and the application of topical treatment
The impact of skin disorders on the individual, the family and the community
A Certificate of Completion and CPD points will be issued to participants on successful completion of the course.