Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine
- : Melbourne VIC 3000
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.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES
This course is for general practitioners only. The course 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.
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:
- Observe experts performing Aesthetic Medicine techniques on a large screen with close-up camera
- Participate in discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions
- Receive a comprehensive course folder and research/readings in the field
- Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
- Optional clinical attachments are also available at dedicated aesthetic clinics
COURSE OUTLINE Saturday
|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|
|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|
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
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 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 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