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The Post Graduate Diploma Course in Dermatology for Primary Care Physicians 2024


This is a distant learning course. There will be 3 Modular Clinical workshops.


Candidates will be provided with instructive module texts which will teach them to understand dermatology beginning from the fundamentals to the art, real-time practice and its concepts.



To provide the physicians with a structured educational experience in dermatology with an opportunity to acquire:


The skills are necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of common conditions involving the skin and accessory structures.


Workshop and Seminars

  1. To provide diagnostic skills to be able to perform biopsy's skin culture, skin scraping, use mechanical device i.e. woods lamp electrosurgery, microdermabrasion.

  2. To elaborate on the rationale behind the science and arts of various non-invasive procedures i.e. chemical peels, lasers etc.

  3. Another uniqueness of this course is that of sharing practical skills to demonstrate how to blend traditional dermatology with procedures in aesthetic medicine.

  4. Throughout the course, trainees will be taught to enhance their therapeutic skills in topical and systemic dermatological practice.

  5. Emphasis will be given on how to incorporate surgical skills in primary care practice by training workshops in procedures like electrosurgery, punch biopsy, excision of minor skin lesions, administration of intralesional steroids incision and drainage.

  6. Additional training in aesthetic medicine will be provided, which will include the introduction to intra dermotherapy lipolysis, management of melasma, acne therapy and cosmeceuticals.


Module 1

(MCQ') will be provided for open book testing

  1. Microanatomy and functions of the skin

  2. Principles of diagnosis of the skin

  3. Common bacterial, viral mycobacteria, leprosy and fungal infection of the skin

  4. Principles of dermatological therapy and common investigative procedures in skin management

  5. Introduction to aesthetic medicine

  6. Slide quiz assessment


Module II

(MCQ') will be provided for open book testing

  1. Contact dermatitis, eczemas, photodermatoses and urticaria

  2. Dermatoses of pregnancy, introduction to paediatric and geriatric dermatology

  3. Cosmetic dermatology, lasers & light chemical peels

  4. Advances in aesthetic medicine anti-ageing vs Aesthetic med and Botulotoxin

  5. Slide quiz assessment


Module Ill

(MCQ') will be provided for open book testing

  1. Hair, nails pigmentary disorders

  2. Introduction to dermatological surgery & hands-on workshop

  3. Rejuvenation of the skin Neutraceutical, hormones of the skin

  4. Genital dermatoses, STD & HIV

  5. Cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune diseases, systemic disorders

  6. Final exam with slide quiz and viva


Brochure 2024

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Registration Form



The Certificate in Teaching in Family Medicine Course (Academic Session 2016/2017) serves to provide a structured and systematic training in fundamentals of medical education to family medicine teachers, especially trainers and assessors of the AFPM’s post-graduate training programs in Family Medicine.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant would be able to:

  1. Describe educational principles related to postgraduate medical training

  2. Construct learning outcomes for own teaching session

  3. Utilize appropriate teaching-learning approaches to support learners in postgraduate family medicine

  4. Administer appropriate assessment methods to learners

  5. Reflect upon own practices in guiding students

Who should enrol?

  • Module writers, workshop directors and mentors of the Diploma in Family Medicine (DFM) and the Advanced Training Program (ATP)

  • Directors/coordinators of AFPM’s CPD courses & workshops

  • Examiners of the Conjoint MAFP/FRACGP Examination

  • Trainees of the GCFM / ATFM with interest in teaching posts in universities

  • Family physicians who are interested to share knowledge and skill with juniors and colleagues

  • Teachers/lecturers of other disciplines in Medicine who are keen to upgrade their teaching skills

Course Methodology
This course is delivered by three distance-learning modules and three-day skills-building workshops.  Minimum duration of six months is expected for completion of the course (expected completion is in March 2017). Designed with busy practitioners in mind, the discussions deal with only the essentials of education, as well as provision for extension is provided.

1.    Distance learning modules consist of: 

  • Module 1:

                      Principles of Education
                      Supporting the Learner
                      Planning to Teach

  • Module 2: 

                     Teaching-learning Approaches
                     Evaluation of Teaching

  • Module 3: 

                     Assessment of Learning
                     Giving Feedback
      Note: Approximate time for completion of all modules and course assignment is 40 hours of reading/self-study time. (Approximate of 1-2 of hours study commitment per week)


2.    Face-to-face teaching skills-building workshop (approximate 30 hours):
This consists of interactive and hands-on sessions to enhance teaching and facilitating skills. Facilitators include experienced family medicine teachers and invited medical education experts.
Topics include:        

  • Facilitating tutorials and small-group learning

  • Teaching in Family Medicine Practices / Clinical Teaching in Ambulatory Care

  • Enhancing Communication Skills and Professionalism in Family Medicine

  • Giving Feedback to Learners

Note: Approximate time for attendance and completion of workshops is 30 hours




This is a practical course for the general practitioner designed to enhance Orthopaedics skills in a primary care setting.


This course gives a practical approach to the management of common orthopaedic disorders seen at the General practitioner's Office. The course also offers a hands-on training to develop skills to address some of these conditions.


Topics are arranged to address the aetiology, clinical features and management of these conditions.


A short revision of the anatomy and surface anatomy is demonstrated preceding each module.


Module I:

Introduces the participants to Repetitive Stress Injuries and the principles of soft tissue injections.


Module II:

Addresses common upper limb disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dequervain's tenosynovitis, ganglions and shoulder impingement syndrome.


Module III:

Practical management of common lower limb disorders like osteoarthritis of the knee, planter Facilities and ingrown toenails.


Modules IV:

Covers basic understanding of common sports injuries.


Module V:

Common splinting techniques for common sport injuries and their basic management.

For More Information
Please Contact: +6017-601 1500

Registration Closing Date: 17 May 2024

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