Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine is designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who are interested in increasing their clinical knowledge in aesthetic principles and the safe practice of latest evidence-based aesthetic medicine procedures. The two-day face-to-face course combines interactive lectures, case discussions, live demonstrations, and practical sessions. Topics covered include laser physics and laser safety, hair removal techniques, facial nerve blocks, management of vascular complications, use of botulinum toxin (including masseters, Nefertiti lift, bunny lines and gummy smile), dermal fillers for the cheeks, tear troughs, chin, jaw line and hand rejuvenation, selection of appropriate cosmeceuticals for various clinical conditions, marketing of the aesthetic services.

This course is the second part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine and Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

This course is for general practitioners only. Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine course (or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also highly recommends successful completion of at least 25 cases of aesthetic medicine prior to enrolment.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to credit@healthcert.com for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your educational history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within three working days.

COURSE CONTENTS

This Advanced Certificate course will provide the clinician with a range of skills including:

  • Laser physics and laser safety
  • Safe hair and tattoo removal techniques
  • Facial anatomy and implications for safe treatment
  • Nerve blocks and facial nerve anatomy
  • Vascular anatomy and management of complications
  • Botulinum toxin for the lower face
  • Dermal fillers for various anatomical sites
  • Cosmeceutical ingredients and their uses
  • Business plan for the set-up of an aesthetics clinic

Course participants will:

  • Observe experts performing Aesthetic Medicine techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Perform aesthetic techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback
  • Participate in online discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
  • Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
  • Optional aesthetics clinical attachments are also available at dedicated aesthetics clinics

COURSE OUTLINE

Saturday

Time Session Topic
8:15am - 8:45am Registration  
8:45am - 10:15am Session 1  Skin aeging principles, conditions and problem solving
10:15am - 10:45am Morning Tea  
10:45am - 12:15pm Session 2 Facial anatomy and implications for treatments
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch  
1:15pm - 2:45pm Session 3  Botulinum Toxin: Review uses and allergic reactions
2:45pm - 3:15pm  Afternoon Tea  
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 4  Chemical Peels and Cosmeceuticals

Sunday

Time Session Topic
8:15am - 8:30am Arrival  
8:30am - 10:00am Session 5  Lasers: Conditions and treatments
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea  
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 6 Dermal fillers: Revision and research
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 7  Lasers: Conditions and treatments
2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Tea   
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 8  Business consideration for an Aesthetic Clinic

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Our team of exceptional instructors consists of highly trained sub‐specialised general practitioners who have successfully incorporated aesthetic medicine services into their practice. You will have access to valuable 12 month web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors any questions you may have as you implement your learning.
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Dr Jenny Kimmins

MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Derm

Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics, Victoria

HealthCert Course Chair for Aesthetic Medicine

Dr Jenny Kimmins spent many years in General Practice before developing an interest in management and treatment of skin conditions. She has over 10 years’ experience in cosmetic medicine, including the management of acne and rosacea, laser skin treatments, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. She is a lecturer and trainer in aesthetic medicine and injectable cosmetic treatments. Jenny completed a postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology with the Australian Institute of Dermatology and is a trained skin cancer physician with a special interest in sun-damaged skin. She was recently awarded a Fellowship of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia.
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A/Prof Norman Eizenberg

MBBS, FRACS (Hon.) 

Senior lecturer in anatomy, University of Melbourne

Project Leader of An@tomedia 

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University

Head of Clinical Teaching and Supervision, Melbourne Clinical School, The University of Notre Dame

For over 40 years, Associate Professor Norman Eizenberg has been one of the world’s most innovative and productive anatomists. Norman has coordinated anatomy teaching programs to medical students and surgical trainees at both the Melbourne and Monash Universities. He is also a general medical practitioner.  

Norman is leader of the revolutionary an@tomedia program, a comprehensive, computer-based learning platform that explores anatomy from multiple perspectives. He was awarded the 2000 Universitas 21 teaching fellowship for educational innovation in recognition of his work on an@tomedia, and the 2006 Meritorious Service Award from the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. Norman’s major areas of research and scholarship are in medical education (including student learning of anatomy) and in anatomical variations (including their surgical implications).

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Dr Isabelle Jonsson

MB Ch B FRACGP FACRRM FACSCM FSCCA

M.Med in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine

Senior Lecturer, Skin Cancer, The University of Queensland

General practitioner at Haly Health & Skin Medical Centre, Queensland, Australia

Director, Skin Cancer College Australasia

Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear is a grass roots rural procedure GP currently located in Kingaroy, Queensland. She trained in South Africa and obtained MBChB in 1976. Isabelle emigrated to Australia in 1999 and has since obtained FRACGP and FACRRM, and is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College Australasia. She has many years of rural experience both here and in South Africa and understands the difficulties of being an OTD and the lack of access to a peer support group and assistance. One of Isabelle’s aims is to empower GPs with procedural skills especially in skin cancer, and to help train those who do not possess the necessary skills. She is devoted to education and is an established educator with University of Queensland, Bond University and John Flynn Medical School.
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Dr Anthony Rixon

DMBBS (QLD), FRACGP, DipObs (UK)

Dr Anthony Rixon graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 with a post-graduate degree in Medicine. Prior to this, he undertook a Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Physiology. He has trained extensively in hospitals both in Australia and overseas.

In 2009, he completed specialist training in general practice, achieving his Royal Australian College of General Practice Fellowship (FRACGP). He has since focused on skin and cosmetic medicine. Anthony has also completed a Masters of Medicine specialising in skin cancer. This is recognised as the most comprehensive qualification in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, he has detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and understands the intricacies of structures underneath the skin.

Anthony is recognised as a skilful injector through his participation in advanced workshops on dermal filler and Botulinum Toxin. He regularly attends conferences showcasing the most current information on cosmetic medicine, staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and techniques.

DATES AND LOCATIONS

BRISBANE

3 - 4 March 2018

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Melbourne

7 - 8 July 2018

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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SYDNEY

22 - 23 September 2018

International Convention Centre Sydney

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

REGULAR TUITION FEE
EARLY BIRD RATE DEFERRED PAYMENT

Advanced Certificate

$3,195

Advanced Certificate

$2,995

Advanced Certificate

$845 x 4

Two-Course Bundle

$6,390

Two-Course Bundle

$5,690 

Two-Course Bundle

$860 x 7 

Three-Course Bundle

$9,585

Three-Course Bundle

$7,995

Three-Course Bundle

$930 x 9 

 Different payments options available.  Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.  Defer your payments over several months.

 

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship.

COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT

The Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine is designed as a face-to-face course that is supported by online materials. There are eight units in a HealthCert Advanced Certificate program. Course learning materials will be available for a minimum of 15 weeks. There will be pre-reading activities, an intensive weekend workshop with expert demonstrations and practical hands-on activities, online materials and further readings, individual assessment tasks and finally two online examinations.

Online assessment

In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.

  • Develop a one-page report/explanation of how you will use the learning from this course in your professional work.
  • Compile a report listing the resource materials that you have collected to advance and apply your knowledge.
  • There is a knowledge-based examination and an application-based examination which are both equally weighted. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone; knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course.  The pass mark for online examinations is 80 percent.

HealthCert recommends completion of the assessment at your convenience within three months of the completion of the course.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the exam course participants will receive the Advanced Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine and 40 RACGP Category 1 CPD points / 30 ACRRM PRPD points

RACGP: 40 RACGP Category 1 QI&CPD points
ACRRM: 30 ACRRM PRPD points

 This certificate course:

  • Is recognised by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). The RNZCGP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Peer review and audit are compulsory.
  • Is quality-assured by Bond University.
  • Has been submitted to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Doctors may join the academy, which has 26,000 physician and scientist members in more than 120 countries.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Professional Diploma Pathway

This course is the second stage of the diploma pathway.  The full pathway is: Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine.

Certified Clinical Attachments Pathway

Clinical Attachments are optional and available on a 1:1 basis.  These provide the opportunity to observe Aesthetic Medicine and ask questions of the expert performing the procedures. HealthCert certificates are awarded for participating in clinical attachments. Many doctors find this a very valuable learning experience. 

Pathway to Professional Association

Experienced doctors who have completed HealthCert Aesthetic Medicine courses may apply to join the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The academy has 26,000 physician and scientist members in more than 120 countries. HealthCert partners with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine for medical training in the USA.

Quality assured by
Bond University
Clinical attachment with
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Clinical attachment with
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Accredited by
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Accredited by
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Recognised by
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practioners

How can we help you?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Education Advisors if you have any questions, require more information or would like to discuss your learning requirements. We look forward to assisting you.

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