This exciting and innovative, part-time aesthetic medicine programme, presents the best available clinical evidence in non-surgical cosmetic interventions (NSCI), and combines it with clinical skills developed through experience and practice. This approach offers existing and aspiring aesthetic medicine practitioners an evidence-based programme of study in a growth specialism, that fully meets the qualification requirements recommended by Health Education England (Nov 2015).
One unique aspect of the UCLan aesthetic medicine programme is that not only do students learn about the latest research, products and technologies from leading clinicians, scientists and academics, but they also treat patients in a clinical facility, under the expert guidance and supervision of our clinical tutors. This unique evidence-based aesthetic medicine programme will prepare you to work safely and independently in an increasingly competitive sector, and one that will be more tightly regulated in the future.
The minimum entry requirement is evidence of successful Level 6 studies within the last 5 years, current professional registration as a nurse, doctor or dentist or other suitable registered HCP, in accordance with HEE recommendations.
Applicants must provide evidence of their IELTS Level 7 certificate (or equivalent), and Indemnity Insurance by either uploading a copy upon on-line application or providing a copy with their completed paper application.
All suitable applicants will be invited to an applicant day where prospective students will have the opportunity to tour the facilities and speak with the course team.
Procedures and decisions regarding applications will be conducted within the University’s policies on equal opportunities and admissions.
Applicants will be invited to an advice day held at UCLan, where prospective students will be given an opportunity to talk to the Course Lead and tour the specialist facilities including the UCLan Dental Clinic where students may observe out some clinical sessions
The programme is open to professionally registered Healthcare Professionals (HCP) including doctors, dentists and nurses. Those not currently delivering aesthetic medicine interventions are encouraged to undertake foundation/short course training to develop their cosmetic injectable skills.
Clinical Knowledge of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Interventions (NSCI) (20 credits)
Clinical Skills for Non-Surgical Interventions (NSCI) (20 credits)
First year studies develop the in-depth knowledge and understanding of aesthetic medicine required to prepare practitioners for safe and proficient patient-centred care, and delivery of a range of non-surgical cosmetic interventions (NSCI).
Face-to-face sessions encourage students to apply the principles of evidence-based practice to provide a rationale for decisions to treat and not treat, and for choice of treatment modality. Underpinned by clinical knowledge, you’ll deliver aesthetic medicine interventions within a CQC registered cosmetic clinical facility, under the direction and guidance of recognised experts in medical and cosmetic practice.
You will be expected to demonstrate safe and proficient clinical skills including: the ability to assess and evaluate the patient, take a relevant history and assess needs to develop an appropriate treatment plan, evaluate and interpret risk indicators and communicate potential risks and benefits to patients, record clinical photographs and demonstrate professionalism, clinical governance and accountability.
Appraising the Clinical Literature (20 credits)
Developing your ability to locate, select and interpret information from a wide variety of published sources related to non-surgical cosmetic interventions, and to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the clinical literature using objective methodologies.
Clinical Practice of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Interventions (NSCI) (60 credits)
Second year studies extend and enhance clinical knowledge and skills of aesthetic medicine, requiring students to demonstrate safe and proficient delivery of advanced clinical therapies including: the ability to assess and evaluate complex and multifactorial patient presentations, evaluate and interpret risk indicators and communicate potential risks and benefits of proposed treatment plans to patients and where applicable, other healthcare professionals for referral of surgical/invasive cosmetic procedures.
Professionalism, clinical governance and accountability, are central to aesthetic medicine, and you will be required to evidence knowledge and understanding of the professional codes and scope of practice. Reflective practice skills are developed as part of lifelong learning and professional development.
Professional Project (60 credits)
The dissertation is a major component in the final year of the master’s programme. You will be expected to take responsibility for designing, conducting and analysing the results of a substantial investigation, which will make a contribution to the discipline under scrutiny. You are encouraged to adopt a balanced perspective in the treatment process through careful analysis of appropriate research material. The project will be written up in the agreed master’s degree format. You’ll also be encouraged to submit articles suitable for presentation at appropriate conferences and where possible, for publication in a specialty related journal.
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