Veterinary Dermatology Nursing

Why you will benefit from this course

Female vet nurse with cat

Dermatology is a key area in clinical practice, and veterinary nurses can perform a vital role in the treatment and management of these cases, if given the knowledge and confidence to do so.

If you are interested in dermatology and working as part of the vet-led team to manage these cases; then this course is for you.

  • This course will provide evidence-based, up-to-date information and guidance on best practice in dermatology nursing.

  • It will enable you to review and expand your knowledge in many areas of dermatology, and apply this to your everyday practice.

What will you learn?

Medical nursing of dermatology patients requires knowledge of a number of diagnostic skills in sampling, staining and analysing of samples, and proficient use of the microscope and analysis of samples. Effective and detailed history-taking is also vital in ensuring enough information has been gathered. This on-demand course aims to assist you with becoming more confident in these areas, including the equipment to use and how to use it, and how to select and obtain the appropriate samples and perform diagnostic quality tests.

This course provides on-demand learning that will teach and refresh many of the principles of dermatology, including history-taking, sampling and analysing, and effective management of different cases. The course provides short lectures, quizzes, scenarios and exercises to support and enhance your learning.

In addition, the final module will assist you in considering how you can setup and manage clinics within your own practice setting, and create a proposal for your practice which you will receive feedback on from your tutor

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Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this course will enable you to:

  • Understand the history taking process, the tests and techniques needed to undertake a complete skin workup, and the treatment options available
  • Understand the requirements of the client/nurse/vet relationship in managing dermatology cases successfully
  • Appreciate the considerations for successfully establishing and maintaining a dermatology clinic which works within their practice setting


An overview of the key topics covered during the course

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This on-demand course covers the key principles of dermatology nursing, as outlined in the following syllabus.

It includes short presentations, downloadable resources, reading and reference material, exercises and quizzes.

You will need to gain 80% in each module quiz and 100% in the final quiz, to gain your course certificate. You are able to retake quizzes if you don’t achieve this.

There is also the option to complete the submitted coursework, which will be assessed by your tutor.

We estimate that if ALL of the course material is utilised, in-practice exercises performed, and assessed coursework completed; the course will equate to approximately 15 hours CPD; however you can tailor the course to suit your needs and complete as much study as you wish to.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Once you have purchased the course, you will be able to get stuck into the course as soon as you wish.

You will have 12 months access to the course, so you will have plenty of time to complete it.

Yes. Our courses offer interim quizzes to check your knowledge, and a final test to enable you to be awarded your certificate of completion.

Some courses also offer additional assessed coursework which is assessed by your tutor, and details of this will be included in the course description.

Yes – we provide a selection of resources on each course that you can download and take away.

No, we don’t think so. The learning platform we use offers straightforward course structure and access, so you are led from one section to the next and can see where you are up to.

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