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A 4 week interactive web-based course on Dermatology Skills For Nurses & Pharmacists. 2018


  • ‘Beyond Candida’ – Vulval Dermatoses
  • Cosmetic camouflage
  • Cryotherapy, intralesional steroids and other practical skills for Nurses
  • Dermatological diseases of the lower limbs – Practical Management
  • Designing a Management Plan for Eczema
  • Early recognition of skin cancer
  • Infections & Infestations in Dermatology
  • Monitoring of patients on Biologics
  • Paediatric Dermatology -Update
  • Psoriasis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Recognising & managing lymphoedema
  • Topical treatments for Scalp Psoriasis


  • Ms Carmel Blake, Dermatology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Tallaght Hospital
  • Ms Meadbh Mac Sweeney, Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist, The Lymph Clinic, Cork
  • Ms Fidelma O’Dowd, Dermatology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Beaumont Hospital
  • Ms Esther Hazelwood, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, SIVUH
  • Breeda Bourke, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, SIVUH
  • Ms Carmel O’Sullivan, Dermatology Specialist Nurse, SIVUH
  • Ms Pamela Binks, Red Cross / Camouflage Practitioner
  • Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, Cork
  • Dr Annette Murphy Consultant Dermatologist, UCHG

Advanced Medical Dermatology For Non-Dermatologists 2016

Course Organisers

Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Mary Bennett, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Dmitri Wall, Dermatology SpR

Additional Faculty

Prof Brian Kirby, Consultant Dermatologist, St Vincents Hospital & UCD.

Dr. David de Berker, Consultant Dermatologist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Bristol Dermatology Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol.

Prof J O’B Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health Cork University Hospital Cork.

Ms. Breeda Bourke, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, SIVUH, Cork.

Dr. Andrew Carmichael, Consultant Dermatologist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough & Honorary Clinical Lecturer Dermatology, University Newcastle upon Tyne.

Session 1 –  20th September

Dr. Michelle Murphy & Dr. Mary Bennett
What’s New In Dermatology Therapeutics?

Update On New Therapeutic Options in Acne, Rosacea, Actinic Keratoses, Urticaria, Infantile Haemangiomas, Cellulitis etc.


Session 2 – 27th September

Prof. J O’B Hourihane

Prevention of Allergy – What’s New & What Should We be Telling Our Patients.


Ms. Breeda Bourke

Devising a Practical Management Plan For The Child With Eczema.


Session 3 – 4th October


Dr. David de Berker

Common Nail Problems in Primary Care.


Session 4 – 11th October

Prof. Brian Kirby

Psoriasis – An Overview of Aetiology, Co-Morbidities & Treatment.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa – 2016 Update.


Session 5 – 18th October

Dr. Michelle Murphy

Recognising & Managing Vulval Dermatoses in Adults & Children.



Session 6 – 25th October

Dr. Andrew Carmichael

Itch – Diagnosis, Investigations & Management.



  1. Contact time

6 X 90 minute sessions – online interactive webinar with participants able to type in questions in real time. 60 minutes – lecture; 30 minutes – 6 case studies submitted by participants.


Dermatology For Nurses April 2016


Designing a Management Plan for Eczema

Topical treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

Infections & Infestations in Dermatology

‘Beyond the smear’ – Vulval Dermatoses

Psoriasis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Monitoring of patients on Biologics

Dermatological diseases of the lower limbs- Practical Management

Top tips for topical Dermatology treatments

Cryotherapy for Nurses

Cosmetic camouflage

Update on phototherapy, intralesional steroids, PDT


Ms Carmel Blake, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tallaght

Ms Mary Dunphy, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Waterford

Ms Esther Hazelwood, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cork

Ms. Breeda Bourke, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cork

Ms Carmel 0’ Sullivan, Dermatology Specialist Nurse, Cork

Ms Shelia Ryan, Advanced Nurse Practitioner,  Limerick

Ms Pamela Binks, Red Cross / Camouflage Practitioner

Dr Annette Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, Galway

Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, Cork

Dermatology 2015 Hot topics for non-dermatologists  April 2015

Lecture 1 – Dr Michelle Murphy

What’s new in dermatology therapeutics:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Infestations
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Focus on therapeutic options in primary care.

Recognition of arthritis in psoriasis patients.

Lecture 2  – Professor Sarah Rogers

Common dermatological diagnostic dilemmas.

  • Tinea, erythrasma, tinea incognito,
  • Pityriasis rosea v psoriasis
  • Rosacea v lupus
  • Fungal nail v psoriasis
  • Erythema multiforme v  Urticaria

Lecture 3 – Dr Mary Bennett

Diagnosing and managing skin cancer

  1. Treatment of actinic keratoses
  • Focus on new and existing treatments
  1. Basal cell carcinomas
  2. Melanoma –early recognition

Lecture 4 – Dr Dmitri Wall & Dr Michelle Murphy

Dermatoscopy – 10 tips

Technology for medics – what’s Appening?

Hot topics: 6 X 5 minute discussions on topics selected by course participants in the previous 3 weeks.


Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists October 2014


Course Organisers

Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Mary Bennett, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Tony Foley, General Practitioner

Dr Dmitri Wall, Dermatology SpR


Additional Faculty

Dr Michael O’Connell, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr John Bourke, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Annette Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Lesley Ann Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist


Session 1 – 28th October
Psoriasis &
Hidradenitis suppurativa.
Clinical appearance, special sites, scalp & genital psoriasis, co- morbidities, topical treatments, systemic agents, NICE guidelines for psoriasis, monitoring patients on systemic treatments, mimics of psoriasis, diagnosing psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis.

Session 2 – 4th November


Clinical appearance, topical treatments, appropriate treatment for appropriate site, systemic agents, role of allergens, antibiotics and antiseptics, eczema herpeticum contact allergic dermatitis, patch testing, hand dermatitis

Session 3 – 11th November

Infections & Infestations

Scabies, tinea versicolor, managing tinea capitus, nail infections, Molluscum contagiosum, herpes viruses, cryotherapy and other treatments for warts, impetigo.

Session 4 -18th November

Acne & Follicular Disease

Acne-patterns of acne, evidence based treatment of the acne patients, the role of testing in acne, diet & acne, pityrosporum folliculitis. Alopecia scarring V non-scarring

Session 5 – 25th November

Autoimmune Skin Disease

Cutaneous lupus, Bullous skin disease, cutaneous manifestations of rheumatological disease, Drug rashes-when to worry, cutaneous vasculitis-work-up and treatment

Session 6 – 2nd December

Medical Dermatology Pearls

Urticaria: work-up and therapeutic ladder, Itch- classification, investigations and therapeutic options.

Paediatric Dermatology & Allergy for Non-Dermatologists April 2014

Session 1 – 29th April
Dermatitis in children – atopic dermatitis, seborrhoeic
dermatitis, patch testing in children
Psoriasis in children
Pityriasis rosea, granuloma annulare
Session 2 – 6th of May
Rashes in newborns and infants
Lumps & bumps in newborns & infants
Infantile Acne, Pre-adolescence Acne
Session 3 – 13th May
Genetic disorders: tuberous sclerosis & neurofibromatosis
Management of severe atopic dermatitis in children
Session 4 – 20th May
Allergic diseases of childhood
Food allergy – diagnosis and management
When to worry/what to do? – what to look out for in children
with atopic disease
Session 5 – 27th May
Infections & infestations in children
Alopecia areata
Session 6 – 3rd June
Haemangiomas, port wines stains and other vascular tumors
Vulval disorders in children
Linear morphoea



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