Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at GPs with a clinical interest in the science of Aesthetic Medicine and the wish to grow their practice in that area. This course assumes no prior knowledge or specific training in the aesthetics field. Participants must have completed their MBBS.

With Medicare rebates frozen for consultations and the cost of providing medical care increasing, incorporating aesthetic medical services to your practice will enhance your patients' overall experience and allow you to operate a more profitable and financially secure practice.

The latest trends in health and skin care result in an increased demand for skin repair and rejuvenation services - and skilled practitioners. Patients seek to improve the quality of their lives through physical changes and prefer to receive these services from a trusted, qualified doctor than from a beautician or cosmetic nurse.

Meeting your patients' aesthetic concerns and helping them to regain their healthy appearance and confidence at their local GP's clinic will build long-term loyalty and add non-Medicare based revenue to your practice. Most aesthetic treatments are safe, quick and low-cost to deliver requiring repeated visits with minimal side-effects, no downtime, and immediately visible results for your patients – a win-win situation.

This course is the first 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. The course assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field.

Professionally recognised qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.

COURSE CONTENTS

The certificate course will provide the clinician with introductory knowledge including:

  • 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

Course participants will:

  • Observe experts performing Aesthetic Medicine techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Participate in 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 clinical attachments are also available at dedicated aesthetic clinics

COURSE OUTLINE

Saturday

Time Session Topic
8:30am - 9:00am Registration  
9:00am - 11:00am Session 1  Patient conditions that require aesthetic medicine
11:00am - 11:30am Morning Tea  
11:30am - 1:00pm Session 2 Facial Anatomy and planning safe treatments
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm - 3:30pm Session 3  Specific conditions requiring chemical peels and topical skin treatments
3:30pm - 3:45pm  Afternoon Tea  
3:45pm - 5:45pm Session 4  Chemical composition of Botulinum toxin and safe practice

Sunday

Time Session Topic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  
8:00am - 10:00am Session 5  Office based treatments for Aesthetic Medicine Clinic
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea  
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 6 Introduction to lasers
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 3:00pm Session 7  Identify specific skin conditions requiring dermal fillers
3:00pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Tea   
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 8  Aesthetic Medicine clinics and business

 

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY

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.
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, FRACGP

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics

Skin Cancer Physician and Medical Director at Bluff Road Medical Centre

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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Perth

10 - 11 November 2018

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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COURSE 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.

COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT

The Professional 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 Professional 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 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 a professional requirement and two online examinations.

  • Develop a one-page report/explanation of how you will use the learning from this course in your professional work.
  • 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. 
HealthCert recommends completion of the assessment at your convenience within three months of the completion of the course (or enrolling in the online course).

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the exam, course participants will receive the Professional 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 first 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
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Accredited by
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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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