Combined Certificate in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Medicine with Assessment of Injectable Practitioner

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There has been a dramatic growth in the popularity of cosmetic procedures worldwide in recent years, including botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, laser treatment and more.

We are an Approved Training Provider of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (the JCCP) and this Combined Certificate in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine with Assessment of Aesthetic Injectable Practice has been specifically designed to meet the entry criteria for entry to the JCCP’s Practitioner Register. It includes a postgraduate certificate in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine on completion of the first three theory based modules, and a combined certificate in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine with assessment of injectable practice on completion of the practical assessment module.

PgCert Cosmetic Medicine

Next intake: 2023 MarchKey Facts

Commitment
Part-time
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
13th February 2023
Course start date
Format
100% Online
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This online cosmetic practitioner course conforms to the JCCP/CPSA Joint Code of Practice and is designed to complement Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) awards.

Graduates of this aesthetic practitioner online course will have the opportunity to enhance their postgraduate certificate with progression (through the Recognised Prior Learning process) to a Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Science award.

Learna is a JCCP Approved Provider of Education and Training. This Combined Certificate is a JCCP Approved Qualification and has been developed specifically for evidencing the entry requirements to the JCCP Practitioner Register.

On completion of the cosmetology programme you will be able to:

  • Make professional decisions, incorporating evidence based rationale in a variety of diverse and complex situations related to cosmetic medicine.
  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the delivery and advancement of cosmetic medicine.
  • Demonstrate leadership of teams in multi-agency, multi-cultural and/or international contexts.
  • Demonstrate evaluation skills in the delivery of care to patients.
  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in medical/health consultation and anatomical facial assessment.
  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and consent for aesthetic injectable treatments.
    Demonstrate competence and proficiency in the treatment application, management and evaluation of aesthetic injectable treatments.

Are you a more experienced practitioner?

We also offer a JCCP Fast Track Assessment (FTA) for experienced Aestheticians looking to register with the JCCP in a more convenient way. It consists of 2 separate components: a 3 hour theoretical examination and an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). Would this be suitable for you?



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Next intake: 2023 March Key Facts

Commitment
Part-time
Format
100% Online
Duration
6 months
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
13th February 2023
Course start date

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Who is this course for?

The Combined Certificate in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine with Assessment of Aesthetic Injectable Practice has been developed for practitioners in cosmetic treatments to progress and evidence proficiency in the safe and effective administration of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers for cosmetic purposes.

How Will I Learn?

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

Our courses are conducted entirely online through self-directed distance learning. You’ll receive guidance throughout your course with tutor-stimulated academic discussions, which are based on clinically-rich case scenarios.

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

Curriculum

The first three modules of this online course are undertaken in 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 and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination.

Aim of the module:
The aim of the module is to address the life sciences underpinning cosmetic medicine and the professional and ethical issues that arise in practice.

Synopsis of module content:

  • Anatomy of the face – the skin, muscles, fat pads, blood vessels, nerves and bones within the face.
  • Physiology and physiological changes relating to these structures.
  • Facial structure functions and their relation to ageing.
  • Facial assessments and treatment plans.
  • Ethics for treating patients for financial gain (treatment dependent).
  • This module includes mandatory formative assessment activities, to support students learning and development prior to summative assessment tasks.

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically apply in-depth anatomical and physiological knowledge of the face to the selection of appropriate cosmetic medical treatments.
  2. Critically analyse the professional and ethical issues surrounding aesthetic medicine.

Aim of the module:
Address botulism as a disease and the pharmacology of botulinum toxins and treatments.

Synopsis of module content:

  • Botulinum and botulism history.
  • Botulinum toxin pharmaceutical history and licenses.
  • Clostridia as bacteria.
  • Indications for use, common complications and their treatment.
  • Patient selection, injection techniques, indications, safety, adverse effects and combination treatments.

On completion of this module the student should be able to:

  1. Critically apply the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of botulinum use in cosmetic and medical treatment.
  2. Critically appraise the use of botulinum toxin in aesthetic treatments.

Aim of the module:
Teach candidates about facial fillers, volume loss, facial fat pads and how treatment of a volume depleted face can have an impact on the aging face.

Synopsis of module content:

  • Anatomy of facial fat pads and physiological effects of ageing.
  • Dermal fillers.
  • Hyaluronic Acids (HA), different manufacturers, cross linking (BDDE), length of fibre, duration of effect, fibroblasts (HA production, hyaluronidase).
  • Indications for Has, complications associated with the administration of Has and the treatment of complications.
  • Avoiding complications.
  • Managing patient expectations.
  • Non HA fillers – permanent/temporary, synthetic/autologous.
  • Dermal fillers for specific regions – lips, hands.

On completion of this module the student should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the evidence base for the augmentation of facial fat pads with dermal fillers.
  2. Critically evaluate the use of dermal fillers in aesthetic treatments.

Aim of the module:
This module is designed for those aesthetic practitioners having successfully completed at least the first 3 modules (PgCert) of the Cosmetic Medicine course (as detailed above), who then wish to have their practical skills assessed facilitating registration with the JCCP. The module assesses clinical competence through review of prior treatments and observed procedures followed by an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Educational Aims:

  • To apply legal, professional and ethical principles to safe and effective aesthetic injectable treatments.
  • To incorporate evidence-based strategies in a variety of aesthetic injectable treatments.
  • To demonstrate safe and effective clinical examination and aesthetic injectable treatments.

Module Structure
This module has been structured to allow for observational and hands-on training in the administration of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers applicable to non-surgical cosmetic practice. The module structure is adaptable to both experienced and inexperienced injectors, consisting of an e-learning platform and practical support and supervision.

The clinical practice module is aligned to meet legal, professional and industry clinical standards and advocates adherence to all CPSA and JCCP standards.

Students are required to demonstrate competence in the safe and effective administration of injection techniques in aesthetic procedures, specifically toxins and fillers. Clinical practice will include submission of a record of:

  • A minimum of 10 observations of botulinum toxin treatments
  • A minimum of 10 observations of facial filler treatments
  • A minimum of 10 supervised botulinum toxins treatments
  • A minimum of 10 supervised facial filler treatments

On completion of this module the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in medical/health consultation and anatomical facial assessment.
  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and consent for aesthetic injectable treatments.
  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in the treatment application, management and evaluation of aesthetic injectable treatments.

Assessment Methods

The cosmetic practitioner 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 first 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.

The Clinical Practice Module assesses clinical competence through review of prior treatments and observed procedures followed by an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Entry requirements

Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.

Only students who have successfully passed the 3 modules of the PgCert (or equivalent RPL) will be able to sit the Clinical Practice Module.

All students must have adequate indemnification for aesthetic procedures from an insurer. All students must be registered with a healthcare licensing body , which body considers aesthetic injectable treatments within that profession’s clinical competence.

All students must have prescriber status or must be accompanied by a prescriber in the OSCE.

Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:

  • 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/course certificates.
  • A copy of your certificate showing that you have undertaken a training course in cosmetic procedures.
  • Indemnity insurance 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. Duolingo is also accepted, as long as your score is above 95 per component.*

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 admissions@diploma-msc.com for more information on the qualifications we accept.

*Please note that those who provide their proof of English proficiency through Duolingo will receive £50 off their final course payment. This discount is applied after payment of your deposit is received.

Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for March 2023:
£4,250
Application deadline - 13th February 2023

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

DateInstalmentsUp-Front Payments
Deposit£750£4,250
1st May 2023£750
1st July 2023£750
Upfront payment is required before commencing on the Clinical Practice Module£2000

† Deposits are non-refundable

†† Prices are subject to review following each intake

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