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 a range of skills at an introductory level 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 the 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, VIC. HealthCert Course Chair for Aesthetic Medicine

Dr Chris Clifopoulos

Dr Chris Clifopoulos
MBBS, MMed, GDEB

Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Physician at The Croxton Medical Centre, VIC

Dr Dianne King

Dr Dianne King
MBBS, DCH, DRACOG, FRACGP, DPD (Wales), Mast Med. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Physician at New Town Skin Cancer Clinic & New Town Skin Repair Clinic

Dr Nicholas Kokotis

Dr Nicholas Kokotis
MBBS, FRACGP

Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics and Skin Cancer Physician and Medical Director at Bluff Road Medical Centre

Course Overview

SYDNEY

23 - 24 September 2017

International Convention Centre Sydney

SOLD OUT

PERTH

11 - 12 November 2017

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Brisbane

3 - 4 March 2018

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

REGULAR TUITION FEE
EARLY BIRD RATE DEFERRED PAYMENT

Professional Certificate Only

$3,195

Professional Certificate Only

$2,995

Professional Certificate Only

$845 x 4

Advanced Certificate
(Includes Prof Cert)

$6,390

Advanced Certificate
(Includes Prof Cert)

$5,690 

Advanced Certificate
(Includes Prof Cert)

$860 x 7 

Professional Diploma
(Includes Prof Cert & Adv Cert)

$9,585

Professional Diploma
(Includes Prof Cert & Adv Cert)

$7,995

Professional Diploma
(Includes Prof Cert & Adv Cert)

$940 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 affiliated with Bond University. Bond University is partnering with HealthCert for this qualification.
  • 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. Australian Clinical Attachments take place in a dedicated Aesthetic Medicine clinic in Melbourne and we are currently in discussion with Aesthetic Medicine clinics in Naples, Italy.

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.

Dual Award with Clinical Attachment with Clinical Attachment with
Bond University
     
Accredited by Accredited by Accredited by
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine 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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