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.
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This course is for general practitioners only. The course assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field.
The certificate course will provide the clinician with introductory knowledge including:
- Concepts of aesthetic medicine, facial
and skin classiﬁcations. ageing
- Facial anatomy, facial
and planning of cosmetic procedures. anaesthesia
- 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
|8:15am - 8:45am||Registration|
|8:45am - 10:45am||Session 1||Patient conditions that require aesthetic medicine|
|10:45am - 11:15am||Morning Tea|
|11:15am - 12:45pm||Session 2||Facial anatomy and planning safe treatments|
|12:45pm - 1:45pm||Lunch|
|1:45pm - 3:15pm||Session 3||Specific conditions requiring chemical peels and topical skin treatments|
|3:15pm - 3:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:30pm - 5:30pm||Session 4||Chemical composition of Botulinum toxin and safe practice|
|7:45am - 8:00am||Arrival|
|8:00am - 10:00am||Session 5||Identify specific skin conditions requiring dermal fillers|
|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||Office based treatments for aesthetic medicine clinic|
|3:00pm - 3:15pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||Session 8||Aesthetic Medicine clinics and business|
WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY
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
MBBS, MMed, GDEB
Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Physician, Croxton Medical Centre, Victoria
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
MBBS (University of Melbourne), FRACGP
Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics
Skin Cancer Physician and Medical Director at Bluff Road Medical Centre
Member of Skin Cancer Society of Australia
Post graduate Certificate in Skin Cancer
Dr Nicholas Kokotis spent five years training in various hospitals before commencing general practice, working in Tasmania and north Queensland. In 2000, he started the first skin cancer clinic in Cairns and performed thousands of procedures on the sun damaged population of far north Queensland.
In 2007, Nick returned to Bluff Road Medical Centre in Melbourne. His patients sought cosmetic advice and Nick teamed with Dr Jenny Kimmins to form Southern Cosmetics in 2012. Nick’s interests are in the treatment of sun damaged skin using lasers and energy-based devices. Nick has developed expertise in laser treatments, treating skin cancers, pre-cancerous skin, vascular conditions and other cosmetic conditions. He enjoys teaching registrars and other healthcare professionals about skin cancer and the use of medical and aesthetic lasers.
7 - 8 July 2018
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
22 - 23 September 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
10 - 11 November 2018
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
2 - 3 March 2019
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a
The Professional Certificate
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.
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:
recognisedby Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). The RNZCGP recognisesall 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.
Professional Diploma Pathway
This course is the first stage of the diploma pathway. The full pathway
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.