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

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

The Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine will meet the needs of medical professionals who are interested in enhancing their clinical knowledge in aesthetic principles and the safe practice of the latest evidence-based aesthetic medicine procedures. Ideal for practitioners who are considering working in the field, the course provides a new level of confidence and competence relevant to primary care, enabling participants to integrate cosmetic services into their day-to-day work. The course is suitable for general practitioners and International Medical Graduates. Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine (or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also 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:

  • Complications including relevant anatomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Advanced Botulinum toxin and hyperhidrosis
  • Advanced chemical peels
  • Lasers: Hair and tattoo removal
  • Lasers: Vascular and pigment conditions
  • Advanced dermal fillers
  • Professional practice considerations for an aesthetic clinic

Course participants will:

  • Receive all presentation slides available for download
  • Observe experts performing clinical procedures techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
  • Perform procedural techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback

COURSE OUTLINE

Saturday

Time Session Topic
8:00am - 8:30am Registration  
8:30am - 10:00am Session 1  Complications including relevant anatomy
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea  
10:30am - 12:30pm Session 2 Sclerotherapy
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 3:00pm Session 3  Advanced Botulinum toxin and hyperhidrosis
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea  
3:30pm - 5:00pm Session 4  Advanced chemical peels

Sunday

Time Session Topic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  
8:00am - 9:30am Session 5  Lasers: Hair and tattoo removal
9:30am - 10:00am Morning Tea  
10:00am - 11:30am Session 6 Lasers: Vascular and pigment conditions
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch  
12:30pm - 2:30pm Session 7  Advanced dermal fillers
2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Tea   
3:00pm - 4:00pm Session 8  Professional practice considerations 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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Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear

MBChB FRACGP FACCRM FACSCM FSCCA

Master degree in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine, The University of Queensland

Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear is a solo general practitioner with a special interest in skin cancer medicine. She is the owner of Haly Health and Skin Medical Centre in Kingaroy where she combines her passion for skin cancer medicine with the innovations of cosmetic medicine. Due to the shortage of medical practitioners in the area, she devotes half her time towards general practice, aged care and occupational health.

Isabelle graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1976 and immigrated to Australia in 1999.  Before moving into private practice, she was the Senior Medical Superintendent of a 540-bed regional hospital in Zululand where she gained and perfected her surgical skills. In 2003, she gave up rural obstetrics and embarked on a career in skin cancer medicine, completing a Masters in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine in 2006. In 2012, she became a fellow of the Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) and of the Australian College of Skin Cancer Medicine (ACSCM).

Isabelle has a great passion for teaching and passing her extensive experience in rural practice onto the next generation. She held a position as a Senior Lecturer with The University of Queensland for over 10 years. She has also taught medical students from Bond University, Griffith University and John Flynn University.

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Dr Anthony Rixon

MBBS, FRACGP, MMed, DRCOG, B.Biomed.Sc

Medical Director, Main Street Cosmetic and Skin, Lilydale Victoria 

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.

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Dr Paul Davis

MBBS FRACGP FACRRM 

Dr Paul Davis graduated from The University of Queensland in 1995 and trained and worked in rural general practice and anaesthetics. In the early 2000s with the emergence of new techniques in the treatment of varicose veins, he gained a keen interest in the field of phlebology. Dr Davis began to focus solely on phlebology in 2006 and gained postgraduate training in phlebology in Australia and the USA.  He is passionate about treating varicose veins and has established Varicose Vein Clinics in the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Dr Davis is a member of both the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology and the American College of Phlebology.

DATES AND LOCATIONS

Melbourne

22 - 23 February 2020

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

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Gold Coast

27 - 28 June 2020

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Sydney

19 - 20 September 2020

International Convention Centre Sydney

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

REGULAR TUITION FEE

Advanced Certificate

$3,195

Two-Course Bundle

$6,390

Three-Course Bundle

$9,585

 Different payments options available.
EARLY BIRD RATE

Advanced Certificate

$2,995

Two-Course Bundle

$5,690 

Three-Course Bundle

$7,995

 Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
DEFERRED PAYMENT

Advanced Certificate

$845 x 4

Two-Course Bundle

$860 x 7 

Three-Course Bundle

$930 x 9 

 Defer your payments over several months.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AVAILABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised 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.

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.

Online assessment

  • 104 knowledge questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
    • 13 per module
      Example: The medical practitioner believes that 10% of the population … Is he correct?  Yes/No
  • 104 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic
    • 13 per module
      Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do?  Multiple choice images based on patient cases.

The knowledge-based examination is worth 50 per cent and the application-based examination is worth 50 per cent. The overall pass mark is 80 per cent. 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.

What you get for your one-off investment:

  • Online pre-course activity (to be completed in your own time prior to the course component).
  • Two-day course including catering.
  • Receive all presentation slides available for download.
  • 18 video-based lectures for reference and review for life.
  • Post-course online assessment (to be completed in your own time within three months of attending the program).
  • Post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic MedicineUpon successful completion of the exam course participants will receive the Advanced Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine.

RACGP and ACRRM points pending. RACGP and ACRRM have revised their accreditation processes and recognitions will be updated as soon as they are received.

This certificate course:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PRPD points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Dubai. The number of CPD points must be stated on the certificate. Please contact PLD@dhcr.gov.ae for more information.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in the UK. CPD events overseas, applicable to a doctor’s scope of practice, may be submitted for revalidation. Please confirm with your Responsible Officer.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Canada through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Category 1 points are reported as certified and Category 2 points are reported as non-certified. Contact mainprocredits@cfpc.ca for more information.
  • Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). Learn more about practising cosmetic medicine in New Zealand here: www.healthcert.com/faq
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is quality-assured by Bond University.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.

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.

Postgraduate Pathway for Aesthetic Medicine

This pathway is suitable for doctors who are mainly interested in clinical academic study. The Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science in Cosmetic Medicine is studied entirely online through Diploma MSc and awarded by the University of South Wales (UK). Medical professionals who successfully complete the HealthCert Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine (including the mandatory Expert Workshop) will be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for module 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine which will save them time and fees. When the Postgraduate Diploma has been successfully completed, doctors can apply for credit towards the MSc in Cosmetic Medicine awarded by the University of South Wales. Please apply directly through the website: www.diploma-msc.com/s/healthcert

 

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.

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