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Allergic Skin Disease

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Elizabeth Miles
Academic year

Module overview

During this module, you will explore all aspects of allergic skin disease in depth. The module teaches about the immunological basis for skin diseases which can have an allergic component including eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic contact dermatitis, photoallergic dermatitis, urticaria, angioedema, and systemic allergies affecting the skin. The sessions will include detail on pathogenesis, diagnosis, investigations and management. In addition, the module covers how to clinically distinguish allergic skin disease from other similar differential diagnoses. This module comprehensively covers both paediatric and adult disease and throughout, you will explore topics by interpreting clinical scenarios to reinforce your learning.

Our online module is delivered using a blend of live teaching sessions and pre-recorded sessions. You are expected to attend live sessions is strongly encouraged as it allows you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students and benefit from rich discussions. Our recorded sessions allow you to learn at your convenience within each teaching week. Most of our students continue to work while studying and benefit from this flexibility. Engaging with our blended learning each teaching week allows you to build on and synthesise your learning as you go.

This module is taught once a year and typically involves approximately 10 hours of student engagement per week. The module will take place during the following weeks (exact timetable to be confirmed):

  • Teaching & guided learning: 20/11-11/12/23
  • Self-directed learning: 12/12/23-17/01/24
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