The Professional Diploma
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 + Expert Workshop.
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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 general practitioners 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
Recognition of Prior Learning
Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be
The program provides advanced training in aesthetic medicine, allowing practitioners to manage more complex aesthetic procedures. Participants must complete the mandatory face-to-face Expert Workshop including practical sessions under the guidance of experienced clinicians.
The Expert Workshop (Prerequisite of the Professional Diploma) covers:
- Vascular treatments, hair removal, and scar management
- Pigmentation disorders and melasma
- Resurfacing (CO2 laser, Erbium laser, radiofrequency)
- Cryolipolysis and body shaping
- Acne and rosacea treatments
- Difficult Botulinum toxin cases
- Dermal fillers for forehead and temples
Course participants will:
- Observe experts performing aesthetic medicine techniques on a large screen with
close-upcamera during the face-to-face Expert Workshop.
- Perform aesthetic techniques in a simulated environment and receive feedback during the face-to-face Expert Workshop.
- Participate in online discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions.
- Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field.
- Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course.
- Receive ongoing post-course support through webinars and case reviews.
- Have the opportunity to participate in optional clinical attachments at dedicated aesthetics clinics.
OUTLINE: EXPERT WORKSHOP
(Prerequisite of the Professional Diploma course)
|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 - 4:30pm||Session 4||Advanced Botulinum toxin|
|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|
|12:15pm - 1:15pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm - 2:45pm||Session 7||Cryolipolysis and body shaping|
|2:45pm - 3:15pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||Session 8||Complex case discussions|
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 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 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 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.
Dr Mirjana Janjic
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.
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This final stage of the Professional Diploma
In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.
- Complete a two-day face-to-face Expert Workshop in Aesthetic Medicine.
- Develop a report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development.
- Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair.
- Document with photographs 25 related cases including
applicationof the knowledge.
- 120 knowledge questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
- 15 per module
Example: The medical practitioner believes that 10% of the population … Is he correct? Yes/No
- 15 per module
- 120 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic
- 15 per module
Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do? Multiple choice images based on patient cases.
- 15 per module
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 all requirements at your convenience within six to nine months of the completion of the course.
What you get for your one-off investment
- Online pre-course activity (to be completed in your own time prior to the program component).
- Two-day face-to-face Expert Workshop with hands-on practice of procedures, including catering.
- All materials including instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
- Full-colour workbook including all presentation slides.
- CPD points (see below for details).
Upon successful completion of all course rquirements, you will receive the Professional Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine.
RACGP: 40 RACGP Category 1 QI&CPD points
ACRRM: 30 ACRRM PRPD points
- 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 quality-assured by Bond University.
recognisedby the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognisesall courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
- 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.
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.
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.