Overview of Course
The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology is comprised of 4 core subjects (and one pre/co-requisite subject) that covers 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.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
To be eligible to apply for entry into this course, applicants must
1. Hold FACD with the College^
2. Be registered to practice medicine within Australia (and be living in Australia)
3. Hold a bachelor degree in medicine (or equivalent)
^ The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) may from time to time, on a strict case by case basis, determine to admit a person to the program who fails to satisfy any of the criterion listed.
What you’ll study
1. Cosmetic Dermatology I: An Introduction
2. Cosmetic Dermatology II: The Cosmetic Consultation
3. Cosmetic Dermatology III: Surface Active Procedures
4. Cosmetic Dermatology IV: Injectables –Neurotoxins and Fillers
Pre/Co requisite: Research Methods I
Teaching and Assessment
This is a blended course involving teaching strategies which may include:
The following assessment strategies may be used in this course:
The ACD has aligned this course with the AQF standards and the TEQSA ‘threshold standards’ for the development of higher education courses. Specific policies relating to Higher Education Provider (HEP) courses can be found in the Education Policies section of the website.
Expression of interest
If you are interested in finding out more about this course, (including: curriculum, course and subject outlines, study load, assessment and progression guidelines, please forward your details to GCertCosDerm@dermcoll.edu.au.
The Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology Course has been developed with the generous support of a number of College Fellows and external experts.
The College wishes to acknowledge and thank the Steering Committee and the following Fellows and external experts for their generous contributions of time and the development of course content to support this initiative.
The Steering Committee:
Dr Greg Goodman (Chair of the committee), Dr Adrian Lim, Dr Alice Rudd, Dr Shobharan, Dr Chris Jalilian and Dr Bob Corderoy (College)
Contributing Authors (Fellows and external experts):
Dr’s: Greg Goodman, Russell Hill, Kathryn D’Ambrosis, Ritu Gupta, Adrian Lim, Elizabeth Dawes-Higgs, Nina Wines, Irene Grigoris, Natasha Cook, Howard Studniberg, Esther Hong, Phil Artemi, Michelle Rodrigues,Terence Poon, John Sullivan, Todd Gunsen, Jack Green, Anita Lasocki, Belinda Walsh, Ken MacDonald, Alice Rudd, Vanessa Morgan, Hugh Robertrs, Antoinatte Ciconte, John Sullivan, and Grant Bellaney (Encorė Cosmetic Clinic, New Zealand).