Master of Cosmetic Dermatology
Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology
The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology is an AQF Level 8 post graduate qualification which may be taken as a ‘stand-alone’ ‘single’ qualification, leading to the award of ‘Graduate Certificate of Cosmetic Dermatology. This course is a ‘nested’ component within the Full Master of Cosmetic Dermatology Program. To view the overall course outline click here
The other components of this ‘nested’ program include the Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Dermatology (which cannot be attempted until the Graduate Certificate has been successfully completed) and the Masters ‘Capstone’ component comprised of advanced studies in research methodology and the completion of a Minor Research Project (12 – 15,000 word Mini Thesis).
Students who complete all three components of the Full Master of Cosmetic Dermatology Program will be awarded the qualification, ‘Master of Cosmetic Dermatology’ by the College.
Note that students who do not wish to complete the other courses that comprise the Full Master of Cosmetic Dermatology Program may elect to exit the program with the award of Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology.
The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology is comprised of 4 compulsory core subjects and a pre/co-requisite basic research subject dealing with Basic Issues in Evidence based Medicine (RMI):
- I: An Introduction
- II: The Cosmetic Consultation
- III: Surface Active Procedures
- IV: Injectables
These compulsory core subjects must be completed fully and successfully to be granted the qualification ‘Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology’.
The course has a theoretical base, covering a range of key areas which may be considered ‘foundational’ to further advancement in the development of knowledge and skills in the field of cosmetic dermatological practice. It will focus on principles, concepts and theory that underpin the sub-domain of dermatological practice that is cosmetic dermatology.
The ACD considers post-graduate students should be required to apply their study to problems, issues or other matters of substance which produce significant benefits in their professional practice and that of others. To this end the Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology, developed by the ACD, is designed to encompass and provide opportunity for students to learn in environments that nurture the: scholarship of discovery; scholarship of integration; and scholarship of application.
The teaching strategies adopted in the Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology program will reflect the nature of the subject being ‘taught’.
Teaching in the Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology program and its component subjects will take the following forms:
- Virtual F2F scheduled teaching/tutorial/student interaction sessions using online synchronous webinar technologies.
- Online open discussion spaces (synchronous/asynchronous)
- Independent online learning/activity within the supporting online content modules
- Live teaching/tutorial scheduled sessions and combined assessment of clinical knowledge and skills (where appropriate)
- Independent/Self Directed Problem Based Learning
The form and weighting of assessments may vary from subject to subject and from time to time. In general however, the assessment of performance in both the component subjects and the Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology as a whole is as follows:
The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology program will consist of a:
- Coursework component
- Other as appropriate
The component subjects shall have the following internal assessment weightings where appropriate:
- Online, invigilated MCQ examinations (not more than 60%)
- Written submissions (not more than 60%).
- Contribution to virtual classroom and/or online discussion sessions (not more than 10%)
The actual assessment process adopted in each component subject is detailed in the Subject Outline for each subject