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As our population ages and non-invasive cosmetic treatments becomes more mainstream, demand for highly-skilled specialist practitioners is on the rise.

A Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine qualification from one of the best universities in the UK will prepare you to succeed in a rapidly evolving industry, being internationally recognised and trusted by patients.

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Course overview

Our course is delivered online and is designed to be flexible to fit around your working life as a practitioner. You can choose to undertake single CPD units one at a time, or complete all four to receive your PGCert.

You can access our virtual learning environment from anywhere, and you’ll learn through a mix of case work, group work, interactive forums and clinical debriefs.

You’ll be taught by an interdisciplinary team of national and international leaders in aesthetic research, regulation and clinical practice from The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

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You will learn how to:

  • develop a working knowledge of frameworks for safe and competent practice;
  • assess patients’ requirements and suitability for aesthetic intervention;
  • understand and critically evaluate the evidence base behind minimally invasive procedures including rejuvenation techniques, dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections and lasers;
  • take an evidence-based approach to anti-ageing strategies in aesthetic medicine and practice.
Leading industry standards

The content of this brand-new course aligns directly with the outcomes of the UK Department of Health review on cosmetic practice and General Medical Council guidance in this area.

Learn what you need

Our course is delivered online and is designed to be flexible to fit around your working life as a practitioner. You can choose to undertake single CPD units one at a time, or complete all four to receive your PGCert.

International collaboration

Build your professional network and collaborate with practitioners from across the globe. Learn from each other and share experiences to broaden your clinical knowledge and professional outlook.

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Who is this course for?

Our course units in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine are specifically designed to support the professional development of qualified medical or dental practitioners. While continuing to practice, you’ll advance your scientific and clinical knowledge in non-surgical treatments for skin ageing.

Where will it take me?

As regulations in the industry tighten, this state-of-the-art programme will enable you to deliver the highest standard of patient-centred, evidence-based clinical practice, now, and in the future, future-proofing your career.

Course units

1

Fundamentals of skin ageing*

  • Understand the structure and function of healthy skin, focusing on cells and extracellular matrix
  • Explore the molecular mechanisms of skin ageing, including photobiology and sun exposure
  • Develop scientific knowledge behind the mechanism of action of non-surgical topical antiageing treatments

*Learners will need to successfully complete the Fundamentals of skin ageing course unit before progressing onto further units.

2

Skin rejuvenation

  • Consider the scientific basis and indications for the latest skin rejuvenation techniques
  • Understand the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Analyse different skin rejuvenation techniques and their appropriateness for individuals

3

Injectables in aesthetic medicine

  • Build skills in evidence-based approaches to treatment including botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments
  • Critically analyse the latest research and practice in this area to offer high quality patient centred care.

4

Lasers in aesthetic medicine

  • Enhance skills in assessing and managing patients undergoing treatment with laser devices
  • Develop sound critical analysis skills through e-learning, discussion forums and expert led tutorials

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate/CPD Units
Duration
Up to 2 years
Entry requirements

We are delighted to accept candidates for the Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine PG Cert Programme who have a medical or dental degree (e.g. MBBS, BDS, LDS, BDChB) or overseas equivalent from an institution that is recognised and approved by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) or the General Dental Council (GDC) or Nurse Prescribers who have successfully completed an NMC Independent Nurse Prescribing Course (also known as a v200 or v300 course) and are registered with the NMC as an IP.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

The application form is available to download here . If you have any questions about the course please email studyonline@manchester.ac.uk   

School/Faculty: Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/

Contact name: Daisy James

Telephone +44 (0)161 306 8333

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N N N Y

Course overview

Our course is delivered online and is designed to be flexible to fit around your working life as a practitioner. You can choose to undertake single CPD units one at a time, or complete all four to receive your PGCert.

You can access our virtual learning environment from anywhere, and you'll learn through a mix of case work, group work, interactive forums and clinical debriefs.

With expert support from an experienced interdisciplinary team, you'll develop your professional ability to apply scientific principles and the latest evidence base to elevate your day-to-day practice in skin ageing and aesthetic medicine.

Open days

As the Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine course is delivered completely online, we do not offer an open day for it. However, we do offer a series of webinars.

The next Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine webinar is scheduled for Tuesday 30 th June at 13:00pm. Please see the details and registration link below:

Insight Session: What to expect whilst studying on our online PGCert in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine

Join Course Director Dr Helen Graham to find out more about the teaching and delivery methods for our online PGCert in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine here at The University of Manchester. Whether you are new to online learning or not this will be a great insight session into what you can expect whilst studying on this course.

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There are also a series of webinar recordings available to watch back at your convenience. These are available on YouTube.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

UK/EU students:£3,900

International students: £3,900

Each unit is available individually as CPD. Course fee is £1,100 per each 15 credit unit.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Daisy James
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 8333
Email
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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