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

Professional Certificate of
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Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

The Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine is tailored for medical professionals with an interest in the science of aesthetic medicine and who wish to grow their practice in that area. Participants can expect to develop solid foundation knowledge in the safe practice of quick, highly requested and low-cost-to-deliver aesthetic treatments for clinical conditions, thus meeting the increasing demand for skin repair services in primary care. The course is suitable for general practitioners and International Medical Graduates and 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 introductory knowledge 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 aesthetic services into your practice

Course participants will:

  • Receive a printed learning journal and 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
8:15am - 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

Sunday

Time Session Topic
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 YOUR COLLEAGUES 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, 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

Dr Chris Clifopoulos

MBBS, MMed, GDEB

Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Physician, Croxton Medical Centre, Victoria

Principal doctor at Croxton Medical Centre, Dr Chris Clifopoulos established the practice shortly after completing his training as a resident doctor in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He then obtained his equivalent qualification in Athens. Chris obtained his First Part qualification training for the Royal Australasian College of Dermatology in 1995. He also completed a postgraduate diploma of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 1997 at the University of Melbourne. He completed his Master of Skin Cancer Medicine through The University of Queensland in 2011.
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 has been working as a family GP for over 20 years, a graduate from UTAS medical school in 1989.

She has had a keen interest in dermatology throughout this time and obtained her DPD in Cardiff while working in the UK during the early part of her career. 

In the last 18 years, she has subspecialised in skin cancer medicine and surgery, obtaining her Masters of Medicine in Skin Cancer from UQ in 2010.

Di established one of the first standalone skin cancer clinics in Hobart with her business partners in 2009, and in recent years has undergone further training in aesthetic medicine. This has proven to be great adjunct to her skin cancer practice, evolving into a business model of the “one stop skin shop” where everything from skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, phototherapy for aesthetic and dermatological conditions, and various cosmetic treatments are available. Di has been actively involved as a guest lecturer for UTAS medical students in skin cancer for the past 10 years.

In her “spare” time, Di also lectures for HealthCert in the recently developed Aesthetic Medicine courses aimed at primary care and skin cancer physicians.

She is on the board of Melanoma Tasmania which gives her the opportunity to raise community awareness and funding for melanoma patients and their families in her home state.

Dr Nicholas Kokotis

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. 

Dates and Locations

Brisbane

2 - 3 March 2019

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Adelaide

6 - 7 April 2019

Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre

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MELBOURNE

6 - 7 July 2019

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

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Sydney

14 - 15 September 2019

International Convention Centre Sydney

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Perth

9 - 10 November 2019

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

REGULAR TUITION FEE

Professional Certificate

$3,195

Two-Course Bundle

$6,390

Three-Course Bundle

$9,585

 Different payments options available.
EARLY BIRD RATE

Professional Certificate

$2,995

Two-Course Bundle

$5,690

Three-Course Bundle

$7,995

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

Professional Certificate

$845 x 4

Two-Course Bundle

$860 x 7

Three-Course Bundle

$930 x 9 

 Defer your payments over several months.

 

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 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.

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.

Online assessment

  • 88 knowledge questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
    • 11 per module
      Example: The medical practitioner believes that 10% of the population … Is he correct?  Yes/No
  • 88 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic
    • 11 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 (or enrolling in the online 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.
  • Printed learning journal and 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

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:

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.

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.

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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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