COURSE OVERVIEW

The Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine will help you acquire the most advanced clinical knowledge and critical awareness of aesthetic medicine principles and treatment options. The course has been designed for medical practitioners who wish to build on knowledge gained from the Professional Certificate and Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine.

This is an online course with an optional one day workshop which focuses on difficult and complex cases in aesthetic medicine. Submission and analysis of medical practitioners’ own cases are a key feature of this course. 

This course is the final 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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Based on your feedback, we will ensure all certificate courses with practical components continue to be available for completion to you with modifications to the delivery format. We are working hard to ensure you receive our usual high-quality education under unusual circumstances. Thank you for your understanding and support, and please don’t hesitate to contact our team of Education Advisors for more information.

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COURSE CONTENTS

The program provides advanced training in aesthetic medicine, allowing practitioners to manage more complex aesthetic procedures. 

  • Laser use for pigment melasma and resurfacing*
  • Ultrasound and radio frequency treatments*
  • Acne and rosacea management
  • Threadlifts
  • Non-aesthetic use of lasers
  • Dermal fillers, biostimulators and complex applications*
  • Common modalities for non-surgical body contouring*
  • Complex case discussions

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 DELIVERY 

The Professional Diploma 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 Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine is ideal for medical professionals seeking the most advanced clinical knowledge and critical awareness of aesthetic medicine principles and treatment options, with immediate applicability to their day-to-day work. Participants will build upon the knowledge gained in the Professional and Advanced Certificate levels, with a greater focus on complex cases in aesthetic medicine and the required know-how to setting up their own aesthetic medicine clinic. The course is suitable for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates. Participants must have completed the Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine (or a qualification deemed equivalent) and HealthCert also recommends successful completion of at least 50 cases of aesthetic medicine prior to enrolment. 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to credit@healthcert.com for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your educational history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine and Advanced Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within two to three weeks.

OUTLINE: COMPLEX WORKSHOP
(Prerequisite of the Professional Diploma course)

Saturday

Time Session Topic
8:00am - 8:30am Registration  
8:30am - 10:00am Session 1  Laser use: Pigment melasma and resurfacing
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea  
10:30am - 12:00pm Session 2 Ultrasound and radio frequency treatment
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 3  Acne and rosacea
2:30pm - 3:00pm  Afternoon Tea  
3:00pm - 5:00pm Session 4  Threadlifts

Sunday

Time Session Topic
8:30am - 8:45am Arrival  
8:45am - 10:15am Session 5  Non-aesthetic use of lasers
10:15am - 10:45am Morning Tea  
10:45am - 12:15pm Session 6 Dermal fillers, biostimulators and complex applications
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch  
1:15pm - 2:45pm Session 7  Common modalities for non-surgical body contouring
2:45pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Tea   
3:15pm - 4:45pm Session 8  Complex case discussions

 

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 cohort.
  • Ongoing post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.
  • Access to the HealthCert Alumni Portal with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

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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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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.
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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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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.

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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.

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Dr Mirjana Janjic

MD, FRACGP

Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Board Certified with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine Physician 

Founder and director at Melbourne Aesthetics Clinic, Box Hill, Victoria

Dr Mirjana Janjic has a special interest in women’s health. During 20 years’ experience in general practice, Mirjana treated many women’s health problems which led her to specialise in medical laser treatments. She trained under specialist gynaecologists Dr Sabina Sencar and Dr Urska Bizjak Ogrinc – pioneers in the use of minimally invasive gynaecological laser procedures.

Mirjana now provides medical and aesthetic laser treatments and trains doctors on the use of laser therapies out of her own medical rooms in Box Hill, Melbourne. Striving for excellence in medicine, Mirjana is continuously perfecting her expertise in laser and aesthetic techniques to deliver the best care for her patients.

ASSESSMENT

In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.

  1. Develop a report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development.
  2. Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair.
  3. Complete a clinical audit (separately accredited) to demonstrate application of learning.

The audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management prior to and after increasing your knowledge and application of aesthetic medicine principles and treatment options into clinical practice. You will need to submit your own patient cases with images as part of the audit.. The clinical audit is separately accredited.

Online assessment

  • 120 knowledge multiple choice questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
  • 120 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic.
    • Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do?  Multiple choice images based on patient cases.

The pass mark for each exam 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 Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Professional Diploma 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
ACRRM:
- PDP units: 10 Educational activity, 10 Performance review
 

 
 

This program:

  • 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.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is quality-assured by Bond University.
  • 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 recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). Learn more about practising cosmetic medicine in New Zealand here
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.

Australia-based course participants, please note that HealthCert certificates are not accredited by TEQSA or ASQA and do not fall within the Australian Qualification Framework. All HealthCert certificates are professional development awards, accredited by RACGP, ACRRM and RNZCGP.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Postgraduate pathway for Aesthetic Medicine

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 through the website here.

 

Postgraduate scholarships for Aesthetic Medicine

HealthCert graduates who successfully complete the Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine receive a scholarship of up to £500 (approximately $1,000) towards the Master of Science in Cosmetic Medicine. The postgraduate course is offered entirely online through DiplomaMSc in the UK and awarded by the University of South Wales. This scholarship is only available to HealthCert alumni. Learn more or enrol here.

 

Certified clinical attachments pathway

Clinical attachments are optional and available on a 1:1 basis. These provide the opportunity to observe aesthetic medicine physicians and ask questions of the expert performing the procedures. Many doctors find this a very valuable learning experience.

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