Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine will help you acquire the most advanced clinical knowledge, specialist
practical skills and critical awareness of aesthetic medicine principles and treatment options. The course has been designed for medical practitioners who wish to build on the knowledge gained from the Professional Certificate and Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine. There will be a greater focus on difficult and complex cases in aesthetic medicine. Submission and analysis of medical practitioners’ own cases are a key feature of this course. 

This course is the final 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.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

This course is for General Practitioners only. Participants must have completed the Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine course (or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also highly recommends successful completion of at least 50 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 and Advanced 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

Topics covered include:

  • 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

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 post-course support through webinars and case reviews.
  • Optional aesthetic medicine clinical attachments are also available at dedicated aesthetics clinics.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1
  • Evaluate and plan treatments for pigmentation disorders
  • Live demonstration
Module 2
  • Identify and assess ultrasound devices and radio frequency treatment
  • Video of a full procedure
Module 3
  • Diagnose and recall the treatments for facial conditions, including acne and rosacea
  • Live demonstration
Module 4
  • Assess difficult Botulinum toxin cases requiring advanced techniques
  • Hands-on practical with simulated models
Module 5
  • Determine the correct steps for cryolipolysis and body shaping in a safe manner
  • Video of full procedure
Module 6
  • Assess dermal filler treatments for forehead and temples, including Radiesse, Sculptra
  • Live demonstration
Module 7
  • Identify non-aesthetic uses of lasers, including for gynacological applications, vaginal treatments, incontinence, toenail fungus, warts, and snoring. 
  • Video of full procedure
Module 8
  • Small group discussion: the profession and best practice

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 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.

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Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear

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

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

Professional Diploma

$3,195

Professional Diploma

$2,995

Professional Diploma

$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

This final stage of the Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine is designed as a face-to-face course that is supported by online materials. 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 reading, 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 report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development.
  • Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair.
  • Document with photographs 25 related cases including application of the 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 all requirements at your convenience within six to nine 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.

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.
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • 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

Certified Clinical Attachments Pathway

Clinical Attachments are optional and available on a 1:1 basis. These provide the opportunity to observe aesthetic medicine physicians 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

How can we help you?

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