The Advanced Certificate
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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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
Recognition of Prior Learning
Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be
This Advanced Certificate course will provide the clinician with a range of skills including:
- 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 the set-up of an aesthetics clinic
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 complimentary access to Anatomedia, an online interactive learning program in anatomy, for eight weeks after attending the course, and benefit from a special rate for 12 months thereafter
- Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course
- Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
- Have the opportunity to participate in optional clinical attachments at dedicated aesthetics clinics
|8:30am - 9:00am||Registration|
|9:00am - 10:30am||Session 1||Skin ageing principles, conditions and problem solving|
|10:30am - 11:00am||Morning Tea|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||Session 2||Facial anatomy and implications for treatments|
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Session 3||Botulinum Toxin: Review uses and allergic reactions|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:30pm - 5:00pm||Session 4||Peels: conditions and treatments|
|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||Dermal fillers: revision and research|
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Session 8||Business consideration for an Aesthetic Clinic|
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, Associate Professor 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 the Melbourne and Monash Universities. He is also a general medical practitioner.
Norman is leader of 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 (including student learning of anatomy) and in anatomical variations (including their surgical implications).
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 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.
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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The Advanced Certificate
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.
- 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
- 13 per module
- 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.
- 13 per module
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.
Upon successful completion of the exam course participants will receive the Advanced 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:
- 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 Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
- Is quality-assured by Bond University.
- Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.
Professional Diploma Pathway
This course is the second stage of the diploma pathway. The full pathway
Postgraduate Pathway for Aesthetic Medicine
This pathway is suitable for doctors who are mainly interested in clinical academic study. The Postgraduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine is studied entirely online through Diploma MSc and awarded by the University of South Wales (UK). There are three modules in the Postgraduate Certificate. 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 Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine. Overall there will be a study saving of more than 30 per cent of the Postgraduate Certificate due to the RPL. When the Postgraduate Certificate has been successfully completed, doctors can apply for credit towards the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Cosmetic Medicine awarded by the University of South Wales.
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.