COURSE OVERVIEW

The latest trends in health and skin care lead to 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 a beautician or cosmetic nurse.

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.

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 immediate 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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COURSE CONTENTS

Course participants can choose to complete the course entirely online or with an optional practical workshop. 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.
  • Introduction to chemical peels and topical skin treatments*
  • Introduction to chemical composition and safe practice of Botulinum toxin*
  • Introduction to dermal fillers and basic filler techniques*
  • Strategies to integrate and market aesthetic services in your practice

All topics are covered online and during the web live tutorials. *These topics are also covered during the hands-on practical sessions in the optional skills workshop. Course graduates also receive ongoing post-course support through regular alumni webinars.

COURSE DELIVERY

The Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine comprises of three parts featuring 1) flexible online learning at your own pace, 2) interactive live web tutorials with additional content and demonstrations of procedures as well as 3) an optional small group practical workshop.

ONLINE LECTURES

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Start your online studies anytime and complete the eight modules at your own pace. The video lectures cover clinical theory, demonstrations of procedures and case study discussions and are set up in such a way that you are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video lectures at your convenience. Exam extensions available to suit your busy schedule. 




LIVE WEB TUTORIALS

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Reinforce your learning and ask any questions you might have in four interactive webinars with the presenters, covering real patient case discussions and additional video demonstrations of procedures that you can follow along in your office or home. The tutorials offer the opportunity to join and interact with the presenters online in real-time and can also be reviewed later.




OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

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To cement your knowledge, attend an optional practical workshop available at select locations across Australia. The workshops offer the ideal opportunity to apply theory in practice and are delivered in a small group setting with demonstrations and hands-on skills practice of various procedures on pork parts and simulated models under expert supervision and guidance.

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 highly requested aesthetic treatments for clinical conditions, thus meeting the increasing demand for skin repair services in primary care.

The course is suitable for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates, and assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field. Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing in English is assumed.

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 INCLUSIONS

For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.

  • Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
  • Eight online video modules to be viewed, replayed and completed at your convenience.
  • All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
  • Instruments and consumables for practical sessions in the optional practical workshop.
  • Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of the course start date.
  • Ongoing post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.
  • Access to the HealthCert Community with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

COURSE OUTLINE

Saturday

Time Session Topic
8:00am - 8:30am Registration  
8:30am - 10:30am Session 1  Patient conditions that require aesthetic medicine
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea  
11:00am - 12:30pm Session 2 Facial anatomy and planning safe treatments
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 3:00pm Session 3  Introduction to chemical peels
3:00pm - 3:30pm  Afternoon Tea  
3:30pm - 5:45pm Session 4  Introduction to Botulinum toxin

Sunday

Time Session Topic
7:45am - 8:00am Arrival  
8:00am - 10:00am Session 5  Introduction to 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 patients
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea   
3:30pm - 5:00pm Session 8  Aesthetic Medicine clinics and business

 

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SPECIAL RATES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

EARLY BIRD
RATE

Save up to $200

Only available for “online & workshop” option if registered 30 days prior to workshop date.

REGISTRARS
SCHOLARSHIP

Save up to $500

For doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider.

COURSE
BUNDLES

Save up to $1,535

Enrol in two or three courses within the same education pathway to optimise your savings.

DEFERRED
PAYMENTS

Monthly from $695

Enrol in one, two or three courses within a pathway now and pay later in small monthly instalments.

*The individual offers and special rates cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials.

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WHAT YOUR COLLEAGUES SAY

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Your course instructors are widely regarded as leading specialists in aesthetic medicine and business management. The optional practical workshops will be led by esteemed practitioners and surgical assistants in the respective location.
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.
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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.

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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.

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 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. 

ASSESSMENT

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.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine certificate and below points. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.

 

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points
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This certificate course:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PDP 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
  • 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 and 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 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 here

 

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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