Aesthetic Medicine Certificate Courses and Professional Diploma

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

 

The latest trends in health and skin care result in an increased demand for skin repair and rejuvenation services – and skilled practitioners. Patients with clinical skin conditions prefer to receive these services from a trusted, qualified doctor rather than from a beautician or cosmetic nurse. Meeting your patients' aesthetic concerns and helping them to regain their healthy appearance and confidence will build long-term loyalty and add non-Medicare based revenue to your practice. This strictly science-based, not company-funded program is delivered by GPs for GPs and features expert demonstrations and training in the evolving field of aesthetic medicine. You will also acquire the medical and business knowledge required to integrate the services into your practice.

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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE

The Professional Certificate course will help you develop solid foundation knowledge in aesthetic principles and the safe practice of quick, highly requested and low-cost-to-deliver aesthetic treatments for clinical conditions.

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE

The Advanced Certificate course will increase your clinical knowledge in aesthetic principles and the safe practice of latest evidence-based aesthetic medicine procedures.

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE

In the Professional Diploma course you will develop the most advanced clinical knowledge and critical awareness of aesthetic medicine principles and treatment options.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

This course is for general practitioners only.

  • No previous formal training is required for the Professional Certificate course.
  • Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Professional Certificate course or have equivalent qualifications.
  • In order to qualify for the Professional Diploma, participants must complete both certificate courses in sequential order.

PROGRAM CONTENTS

Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine

  • Concepts of aesthetic medicine, facial ageing and skin classifications
  • Facial anatomy, facial anaesthesia and planning of cosmetic procedures
  • Chemical peels and topical skin treatments
  • Chemical composition and safe practice of Botulinum toxin
  • Dermal fillers and basic filler techniques
  • How to integrate aesthetic services into your practice

Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine

  • 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 set-up of an aesthetics clinic

Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine

  • Vascular treatments, hair removal, and scar management
  • Pigmentation disorders and melasma
  • Resurfacing (CO2 laser, Erbium laser, radiofrequency)
  • Cryolipolysis and body shaping
  • Acne and rosacea treatments
  • Difficult Botulinum toxin cases
  • Dermal fillers for forehead and temples
  • Marketing and regulation compliance

Meet Your Instructors

Your instructors are widely regarded as some of the world’s foremost specialists in skin cancer medicine and business management, including:
Dr Jenny Kimmins

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.

Dr Chris Clifopoulos

Dr Chris Clifopoulos

MBBS, MMed, GDEB

Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Physician, Croxton Medical Centre, Victoria

Principal doctor at Croxton Medical Centre, Dr Chris Clifopoulos established the practice shortly after completing his training as a resident doctor in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He then obtained his equivalent qualification in Athens. Chris obtained his First Part qualification training for the Royal Australasian College of Dermatology in 1995. He also completed a postgraduate diploma of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 1997 at the University of Melbourne. He completed his Master of Skin Cancer Medicine through The University of Queensland in 2011.
Dr Dianne King

Dr Dianne King

Skin Cancer Doctor at New Town Skin Cancer Centre

B.Med Sci (UTAS), MBBS ( UTAS), DCH (London), DRANZCOG, FRACGP, DPD (Cardiff), MMed (Skin Cancer), Dip. Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM)

Dr Dianne King graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1989. She practiced as a general practitioner, starting out as an associate at Moonah Family Medical Centre, before becoming a partner and establishing her own general practice with two colleagues at Stoke Street Family Medical Centre. She went on to establish New Town Skin Cancer Medicine two years later.

Dianne began subspecialising in Skin Cancer Medicine over 15 years ago when she completed her Masters in Medicine. She regularly upskills through university-certified courses in skin cancer surgery, dermoscopy and therapeutics, and actively lectures in aesthetic dermatology.

Dianne is on the Board of Melanoma Tasmania, a not-for-profit organisation formed to raise awareness of melanoma in Tasmania and to provide patient and family support for those diagnosed with it. She is passionate about teaching younger generations about skills in dermoscopy and teaches medical students at the University of Tasmania. Dianne strives towards a world where nobody dies from skin cancer.

Dr Nicholas Kokotis

Dr Nicholas Kokotis

MBBS (University of Melbourne), FRACGP

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics

Skin Cancer Physician and Medical Director at Bluff Road Medical Centre

Member of Skin Cancer Society of Australia

Post graduate Certificate in Skin Cancer

Dr Nicholas Kokotis spent five years training in various hospitals before commencing general practice, working in Tasmania and north Queensland. In 2000, he started the first skin cancer clinic in Cairns and performed thousands of procedures on the sun damaged population of far north Queensland. 

In 2007, Nick returned to Bluff Road Medical Centre in Melbourne. His patients sought cosmetic advice and Nick teamed with Dr Jenny Kimmins to form Southern Cosmetics in 2012. Nick’s interests are in the treatment of sun damaged skin using lasers and energy-based devices. Nick has developed expertise in laser treatments, treating skin cancers, pre-cancerous skin, vascular conditions and other cosmetic conditions. He enjoys teaching registrars and other healthcare professionals about skin cancer and the use of medical and aesthetic lasers. 

A/Prof Norman Eizenberg

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, A/Prof 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 Melbourne and Monash Universities. He leads 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 and anatomical variations.
Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear

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 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.
Dr Anthony Rixon

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 & 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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Perth

10 - 11 November 2018

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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PROGRAM FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

REGULAR TUITION FEE
EARLY BIRD RATE DEFERRED PAYMENT

Professional Certificate

$3,195

Professional Certificate

$2,995

Professional 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.

PROGRAM DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT

The certificate courses combine interactive lectures, case discussions, live demonstrations, and practical sessions on pig skin and simulated models. All courses include a full-colour workbook with all presentation slides, tools and consumables for practical application, and access to additional learning resources, reference materials and video lectures. You will also receive valuable 12 months
web-based support from the speakers and participate in regular online learning sessions with the opportunity to ask any questions you might have as you implement your learning.

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 report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development. - All Certificate Levels
  • Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair. - Advanced Certificate and Professional Diploma only
  • Document with photographs 25 related cases including application of the knowledge. - Professional Diploma only
  • 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. - All Certificate Levels

HealthCert recommends completion of all requirements at your convenience within three months for Professional and Advanced Certificate and six to nine months for Professional Diploma of the completion of the course.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the exam, course participants will receive the respective Certificates of Aesthetic Medicine and below points.

RACGP: 40 Category 1 CPD points
ACRRM: 30 PRPD Points

This program:

  • 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.
  • Course graduates may join the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and become a Fellow of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians, which has 18,000 physician members in more than 20 countries.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Professional 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. 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 Clinical attachment with Clinical attachment with
Bond University
     
Accredited by Accredited by Recognised by
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine The Royal New Zealand College of General Practioners

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