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Aesthetic Medicine (MSc, PGDip,PGCert)

  • Distance Learning
  • Part Time

Overview (PGDip/MSc)

This is the first Aesthetic Medicine  postgraduate programme within the UK focusing on non-operative techniques and is open to a variety of clinicians such as Doctors, Dentists and Nurses. The distance learning modules will enable students to progress at a pace that fits around their daily commitments with set assignment submission deadlines during the academic year facilitating planning.

The teaching content will provide students with a strong scientific background to aesthetic medicine including skin physiology and hair biology. A sound knowledge base will be developed in basic and advanced techniques such as Botox, fillers, dermarollers, lasers and cosmeceuticals.

The importance of evidence-based practice will be developed through critique of aesthetic literature and synthesis of balanced views, impacting on your practice. There will be crucial hands-on training through four clinical days within the two-year academic period. Accompanying lectures will help students evaluate their practice and consolidate learning they have been undertaking throughout the year.


Overview (PGCert)

The PG Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine focuses on non-operative techniques and is open to a variety of clinicians such as Doctors, Dentists and Nurses. The distance learning modules will enable students to progress at a pace that fits around their daily commitments with set assignment submission deadlines during the academic year facilitating planning.

The teaching content will provide students with a strong scientific background to aesthetic medicine including skin physiology and hair biology. A sound knowledge base will be developed in basic and advanced techniques such as Botox, fillers, dermarollers, lasers and cosmeceuticals.

The importance of evidence-based practice will be developed through critique of aesthetic literature and synthesis of balanced views, impacting on your practice. There will be crucial hands-on training through  two clinical days during the year. Accompanying lectures will help students evaluate their practice and consolidate learning they have been undertaking throughout the year.

 

Why study Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary?

This course run by the The Barts and The London's Academic Plastic Surgery Group is based at The Centre for Cell Biology & Cutaneous Research (CCBCR) at The Blizard Institute. The CCBCR is composed of the academic unit of Dermatology and the Cancer Research UK Skin Tumour Laboratory, and is one of the largest cutaneous research centres in Europe. Hence this group has a strong academic and research background and will be able to provide strong support for students undertaking this programme.

 


Who should apply?

Entry requirements (PGDip/MSc/PGCert)

  • Completion of Medical or Dental Degree (MB BS/MBcHB, MD, BDS) recognised by Queen Mary University of London
  • Completion of Nursing degree (diploma not accepted) (Nursing and Midwifery Council registration and a minimum of four years working experience)

English requirements should be any of the following:

  • Grade B at A-Level
  • IELTS - overall score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in the Writing section)

Online applications are being accepted for September 2017 and the closing date for these is 31st August 2017.

Apply via the Queen Mary website:

Overseas students attending clinical days will require an appropriate travel visa according to Queen Mary University of London regulations (Holiday Visas are not permitted). A copy of the appropriate visa will need to be sent to the department prior to attending the clinical day. Further advice is obtainable via the International Students Adviser in our Advice and Counselling services.


Careers

Students either continue or enter into practicing in the field of aesthetic medicine with a firm understanding of safe aesthetic medical practice.

Learning and teaching

An online platform provides study materials, videos and literature  for all modules and allows completion of summative assessments. Students will be supported by online tutors and student discussion forums will facilitate discussions.

This online learning environment comprises:

  • Weekly written material about the subject complemented by clinical pictures
  • Supplementary reading and a selection of relevant journal articles
  • Quizzes- summative assessments comprising a mixture of MCQs or EMQs
  • Student CafĂ©- this area of the site allows pictures and questions or messages to be posted for discussion within the group. The current students find this a useful way of interacting with other students

Programme Structure (PGDip/MSc)

  • Specific topics in aesthetic medicine are covered in a total of eight modules via the QMplus teaching package.
  • Each module will have three  MQC assessments and a  2000 word essay to be submitted online.
  • An OSCE (Objective structured Clinical Examination) will be held at the end of each academic year.

Core modules

Year 1

  • Cutaneous Physiology, Healing, Scarring and Ageing
  • Hair Biology and Hair Treatment
  • Non-invasive Techniques
  • Laser and Camouflage Techniques

Year 2

  • Medicolegal Practice and Patient Psychology
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Advanced Techniques and Combined Treatments
  • Regenerative and Cell-based Applications
  • Dissertation in Aesthetic Medicine (MSc only).

Completion

This innovative and challenging programme will provide clinicians with a solid foundation in aesthetic principles and safe practice within aesthetic medicine to enhance and advance their clinical practice. The qualification will demonstrate ongoing training and learning in the area of Aesthetic Medicine which is becoming increasingly important as the drive for better regulation of aesthetic practice continues. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London has an excellent reputation  in the area of Medical training and is well recognised internationally. Studying at Queen Mary will be a unique and enriching opportunity.


Programme Structure (PGCert)

  • Specific topics in aesthetic medicine are covered in a total of four modules via the QMplus teaching package
  • Each module will have three MCQ assessments and a 2,000 word essay to be submitted online
  • An OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) will be held at the end of the year

Core modules

  • Cutaneous Physiology, Healing, Scarring and Ageing
  • Hair Biology and Hair Treatment
  • Non-invasive Techniques
  • Laser and Camouflage Techniques

Completion

This innovative and challenging programme will provide clinicians with a solid foundation in aesthetic principles and safe practice within aesthetic medicine to enhance and advance their clinical practice. The qualification will demonstrate ongoing training and learning in the area of Aesthetic Medicine which is becoming increasingly important as the drive for better regulation of aesthetic practise continues. QMUL (Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry) has an excellent reputation  in the area of Medical training and is well recognised internationally. Studying at QMUL will be a unique and enriching opportunity.

Students wishing to upgrade to the PG Diploma or MSc can do so during their Certificate year. 

 

Name: Dr Chun Wong
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Year of graduation: 2015
Current employment: Full time aesthetic physician in private practice

"I recently completed the MSc in Aesthetic Medicine course, run by the academic plastic surgery group of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. It was in fact a very time intensive and challenging course especially for those of us working a full time job. 

The entire programme is well structured and the topics relevant to the practice of aesthetic medicine are well covered. The hands on training workshops are very informative and interesting. I learnt not only the principles and practice of aesthetic medicine but also the management of aesthetic patients in an evidence-based approach. 

I am very grateful to the whole team, especially Mr Ali Ghanem, who provided me with valuable guidance and support on my Masters dissertation writing. It was definitely a very enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for me. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is starting the practice of aesthetic medicine."

 

 

Academic contact: Course Lead: Mr Ali Ghanem, a.ghanem@qmul.ac.uk

Administrative contact: Miss Catherine Mclean, academic-plastics@qmul.ac.uk+44 (0) 20 7882 3789

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