Postgraduate Certificate in Anti-ageing Medicine

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This Postgraduate Certificate in Anti-ageing Medicine is exclusively designed for healthcare professionals who hold a University undergraduate qualification in a medical field.

Ageing involves the development of multiple conditions, including neuro-degenerative conditions and chronic diseases like diabetes and osteoarthritis. Anti-ageing medicine is a rapidly evolving field within medical specialties, with the design of securing health as one ages. Our online and part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Anti-ageing Medicine is designed to enhance knowledge amongst healthcare professionals to support patients in proactively managing their ageing process. This programme will provide the most up to date knowledge needed to effectively apply the evidence base in physiology, biology, epigenetics, aesthetics relating to longevity medicine. The programme also provides a flexible learning approach that fits into your schedule, allowing you to balance education with your existing commitments.

Through collaboration with fellow students from diverse geographical regions, you will engage in multiple discussions that will broaden your perspective and foster innovative approaches to Anti-ageing interventions and treatments.

PgCert Anti-ageing Medicine

Next intake: September 2024Key Facts

Awarding University
University of South Wales
Exit Points
6 Months
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
30th August 2024
Course start date
2nd September 2024 (view full module dates)
100% Online
Total Fees
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This concise six month Anti-ageing programme offers students the opportunity for tutor-led peer discussion on key topics with a multidisciplinary approach, exploring realistic application with global reach. Students will be offered the opportunity to enhance their research skills, communication, problem-solving, providing the confidence and resilience needed to use their own initiative and manage their time effectively.

Following completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Be equipped with life-long learning and advanced problem-solving skills that you can apply to practise in Anti-ageing medicine.
  • Critically evaluate the evidence base in Anti-ageing medicine.
  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the investigation and evidence-based management in Anti-ageing medicine.
  • Critically analyse the biological, epigenetic and physiological measures to assess ageing in the individual.

Next intake: September 2024 Key Facts

Awarding University
University of South Wales
100% Online
Exit Points
6 Months
6 months
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
30th August 2024
Course start date
2nd September 2024 (view full module dates)
Total Fees

Why Study an Anti-ageing Medicine Postgraduate Certificate with Learna

We have over 10 years’ experience delivering online courses, giving you access to flexible, affordable distance learning in partnership with world-leading educators.


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Multidisciplinary - study in a group of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.


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Who is this course for?

The Anti-ageing course is aimed at all healthcare professionals with a related postgraduate qualification and interested in Anti-ageing and includes:

  • Aesthetic practitioners which include nurses, Doctors and other allied Health Care Professionals
  • Endocrine specialist nurses and endocrinologists
  • Primary care healthcare professionals (including those working in the private sector)
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Researchers

How Will I Learn?

You will be supported throughout your studies by a committed team of internationally recognised educational experts.

Our courses are conducted through our interactive online learning platform, log in daily whenever and wherever you want. No fixed timetable empowers you to study when it suits you

These usually occur within groups of 10-20 students, allowing you to clearly communicate with both your tutor and fellow students.


Our online Anti-ageing Medicine Postgraduate Certificate allows you to study for just six months and is a part-time, distance-learning course. The course is worth 60 credits and comprises three modules of 20 credits, each running over a period of six weeks.

Module aims:
This module aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the scientific basis and endocrinological mechanisms that underlie the ageing process. It will explore the key physiological changes associated with ageing and the endocrine system's role in this complex process. Participants will delve into the latest research and advancements in the field, equipping them to identify and evaluate age-related health concerns in a healthcare setting including biological measures of ageing.

Content Summary:
Indicative content to include topics outlined below and/or any other relevant current topics to fulfil the module aims and learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to the science of ageing
  • The biology of ageing and cellular mechanisms
  • Environmental and nutritional influences on ageing
  • Assessment of ageing on fitness and organs
  • Hormonal changes and age-related disorders
  • Fundamentals of biological clocks and therapeutic interventions

Learning and Teaching Methods:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the pathology of skin ageing, factors that accelerate skin ageing and strategies that may attenuate the ageing process.
  2. Critically evaluate the fundamental theories of ageing along with recognised endocrine pathways and their implications on health and age-related disease.

Module aims:
This module explores cosmetic and aesthetic approaches to Anti-ageing, focusing on evidence-based practices that enhance patients' well-being and self-esteem. Participants will investigate various non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques, critically assessing their efficacy, safety, and ethical considerations. The module aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to advise patients on the latest cosmetic interventions while prioritising patient safety and informed decision-making.

Content Summary:
Indicative content to include topics outlined below and/or any other relevant current topics to fulfil the module aims and learning outcomes:

  • The skin and ageing
  • Topical therapies: cosmeceuticals and peels
  • Injectable therapies: toxins and fillers
  • Other therapies: platelet-rich plasma therapy, mesotherapy, body sculpting and lipolysis
  • Non-surgical hair restoration and treatment of hirsutism
  • Ethical considerations, complications, and patient support

Learning and Teaching Methods:

  1. Develop a systematic knowledge and critical understanding of the scientific basis of cosmetic and aesthetic anti-ageing procedures, with focus on the evidence base.
  2. Critically evaluate and implement the learning and synthesise the evidence into clinical practice to improve cosmetic and aesthetic approaches to anti-ageing, in a variety of settings.

Module aims:
This module focuses on therapeutic interventions that target age-related conditions and promote healthy ageing. Participants will explore pharmacological, nutritional, and lifestyle interventions, critically assessing their potential benefits and risks. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practices and personalised care to optimise patient outcomes. The module aims to empower healthcare professionals to implement innovative therapeutic strategies to enhance patients' quality of life as they age.

Content Summary:
Indicative content to include topics outlined below and/or any other relevant current topics to fulfil the module aims and learning outcomes:

  • Age-related chronic diseases and lifestyle management
  • Nutritional interventions for healthy ageing
  • Anti-ageing therapies: metformin and rapamycin
  • Anti-ageing endocrine therapies: growth hormone and sex steroids
  • Therapeutic approaches to weight management
  • Emerging evidence in anti-ageing therapies

Learning and Teaching Methods:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the latest therapeutic interventions in anti-ageing medicine, comparing their mechanisms of action and potential impacts on diverse patient populations.
  2. Critically evaluate a range of therapeutic anti-ageing interventions and incorporate the knowledge to manage age-related chronic diseases, with a multidisciplinary approach, to optimise the patient's quality of life as they age.

Assessment Methods

The Anti-ageing medicine online course places assessments at the heart of the learning process through the employment of real life scenarios to enhance problem-solving, critical analysis and evidence-based practice. Since the scenarios act as a focus for learning and assessment, the two are intrinsically linked.

The three modules on the course have the same assessment format and for all modules, you will be assigned a dedicated expert tutor. Your tutor will then facilitate case discussions with the group, whilst monitoring, assessing and marking your work throughout. You will also participate in a combination of module activities that may be group and/or individual based, dependent on the module.

These innovative teaching methods enable you to envisage the translation of your studies into your every day work and practice. Due to the online nature of the course, you will be expected to regularly login and participate in the course - ideally on a daily basis. Students are recommended to spend around two hours per day on their studies. Our dedicated Student Support Team are also available to help with any problems you may face. From navigating our online platform to advising you on deadlines, our team can assist with any questions or challenges you may have along the way.

Students are required to critically analyse clinically focused case-based scenarios, discussion threads and weekly questions posed by their tutors via the Academic Forum (an online discussion board) and designed to meet the module learning outcomes. Here, students make their own researched and referenced contributions and interact with the tutor and their fellow students. There is no didactic teaching, instead, students are posed questions and prompted to search the literature, read it critically and respond. Engagement is encouraged by the tutor prompting students to respond and the use of automated activity monitoring software.

At the end of each module, the tutor allocates marks to each student based on a marking rubric. The rubric takes into account the following elements:

· Promptness and initiative
· Delivery of post (spelling and grammar)
· The relevance of post and referencing
· Expression within the post

The online reflective journal is a learning portfolio that requires the students to record and critically reflect on their learning. Reflection is an important aspect of the programme as the professionals will be able to spend time considering how their practice compares to the themes being discussed in the module. The tutor provides regular feedback to the student and marks it at the end of the module.

Reflective practice is a requirement for healthcare professionals for both professional re-validation and professional development.

The group activity is designed to stimulate and test the students’ ability to work as a team in taking the subject area forward. A group task is set, the group elects a leader using the online forum (designed to put leadership skills into practice) and the leader allocates tasks to group members.

The leader is responsible for managing, collating and submitting the activity (online) at the end of the module. The tutor provides formative guidance part way through the module and marks the assessment at the end.
Examples of individual activities might include either a written assignment, poster, blog or social media project.

All students must complete the same assignment for each module that is predetermined by the programme Leader before the modules commence. Students are not provided with an option to choose.

Case problems in the form of a one-hour timed examination with multiple-choice ‘single best answer’ questions directly test the reasoning and knowledge objectives of the module. The online examination is marked automatically. The examination tests Anti-Ageing Medicine related theory and problem-solving skills.

Entry requirements

Since our Anti-ageing programme is conducted entirely online, it is accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.

Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare or management field.

Registered healthcare professionals working in the healthcare field, without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Documents Required

  • A copy of your updated CV including your address and date of birth.
  • A copy of your undergraduate degree certificate.
  • The name and email address of someone who is able to provide a reference, this can be a work colleague, employer or former tutor.
  • A detailed personal statement explaining why you would like to undertake the course.
  • A copy of your proof of English competency (see below).

English Language Requirements
Proficiency in the English language is also essential to completing our courses. If English is NOT your first language, we ask for proof of competency during the application process. We are able to accept an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 for each band) or an equivalent qualification.

If you do not meet these requirements, please don’t worry. The University of South Wales run a number of English Language Programmes at the Centre for International English to prepare you for your academic studies. You can also contact our admissions team on for more information on the qualifications we accept.

Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for September 2024:
Application deadline - TBC

Option 1: Upfront Payment in full. Option 2: Interest free payments every other month for the duration of the course.

DateInstalmentsUp-Front Payments
1st November 2024£850
1st January 2025£850

† Deposits are non-refundable
†† Prices are subject to review following each intake

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