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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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 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 English is assumed.
The certificate course will provide the clinician with introductory knowledge including:
Course participants will:
|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|
|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|
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 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.
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.
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.
Due to the current COVID-19 related travel restrictions, certificate courses in skin cancer and aesthetic medicine scheduled to run on 19-20 September in Sydney will be available to NSW-based doctors only. We have made changes to the delivery format to allow for practical hands-on skills practice in small groups under expert supervision. Learn more
Certificate courses in skin cancer and aesthetic medicine scheduled to run on 21-22 November in Brisbane will currently proceed as planned with COVID-19 safety measures in place. If there is cause for postponement, full refunds, transfers or alternative learning opportunities will be available. Learn more
Single Course price
|*Early Bird rate valid for registrations 30 days prior to course date. GP registrars save $500.|
Pathway Bundle Price
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save $500 on face-to-face certificate courses (two-day practical workshops) and $300 on online and hybrid certificate courses (one-day practical workshop with supporting online theory). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Early Bird special.
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.
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:
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Professional Certificate
This certificate course:
Professional Diploma Pathway
This course is the first 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 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 Complex 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.