52707WA GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF DERMAL THERAPIES (Cosmetic medical stream)

The Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies (Cosmetic Medical Stream) is developed for medical practitioners wishing to pursue a career as a cosmetic physician whilst providing a supervisory role to non-physicians performing cosmetic injectable and dermal therapy procedures. Theory-based units encompassing both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are supported by practical competencies in dermal therapies and cosmetic injectables.

Course fee

$12,400 + $3,875 Optional Injectables Workshop - Online Study

$13,300 + $3,950 Optional Injectables Workshop - On-Campus Study

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Admission requirements

  • Candidates must hold current medical registration in the country in which they practice. Medical Doctors may be eligible for some recognition of prior learning

Course duration and study commitment

  • Full-time: approx. 20 hrs/week over 10 months
  • Part-time: approx. 10 hrs/week over 20 months
  • Single unit: approx. 6 hrs/week over a maximum of 2 years

Study modes available

  • On campus in Perth, Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • Online, with practical training available in Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and Melbourne

Professional Recognition

This course has been approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Continuing Professional Development Program for 60 category one points.

Further Learning Pathway

On successful completion of the unit GDTPAM801A Analyse the Principles of Anti-Ageing Medicine and its prerequisite units, students will receive credit towards their certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine for Allied Health Professional through the Australasian Academy of Anti-Medicine (A5M).

Course Structure

Contact hours per week do NOT include the addition self-guided study.

Full-time

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
GDTERT801A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
GDTLBT801A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
1.2GDTPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context
1.4HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
2.4GDTEFC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals
2.1CN*GCNSCP801A Evaluate surgical cosmetic procedures
*GCNICP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (theory component)
2.6GDTPAM801A Analyse the principles of anti-ageing medicine

Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Apply first aid
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (theory component)
BSBMED303B Maintain Patient Records
2.2Dermal Science Practical
(Completed as a full-time 10 to 12-day block)

GDTPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPLT801A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPFL801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402C Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (practical component)
3.1 Optional unit (3-day workshop and optional half-day patient review session*GCNICP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (practical component)
Clinical Placement **(Pre-requisite to access the AACDS recruitment site76 hours of clinical experience at an approved Cosmetic Medical Clinic.
This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

*This unit is imported from the Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing 52709WA
**The Clinical Placement unit is a non-accredited unit

Part-time

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
CDSERT601A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
CDSLBT601A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
1.2GDTPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
1.4Practice Management and Administration
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
2.4GCNEFPC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
2.1CDSSCP601A Evaluate Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
2.6GDTPAM801A Analyse the principles of Anti-ageing medicine

Semester Four - Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Apply first aid
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (theory component)
BSBMED303B Maintain Patient Records
2.2Dermal Science Practical
(Completed as a full-time 10 to 12-day block)

GDTPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPLT801A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPFL801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402C Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (practical component)
3.1 Optional unit (3-day workshop and optional half-day patient review session*GCNICP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (practical component)
Clinical Placement **(Pre-requisite to access the AACDS recruitment site76 hours of clinical experience at an approved Cosmetic Medical Clinic.
This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

*This unit is imported from the Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing 52709WA
**The Clinical Placement unit is a non-accredited unit

Per Unit

Semester One

Code
Cluster
1.1Dermal Science Theory
CDSERT601A Analyse epidermal resurfacing techniques
CDSLBT601A Analyse light-based therapies used in cosmetic medicine
(Unit incorporates a Laser Safety Officer’s Certificate approved by QLD Radiation Health and the WA Radiological Council)
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Semester Two

Code
Cluster
1.2GDTPCD801A Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context

Semester Three

Code
Cluster
1.4Practice Management and Administration
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

Semester Four

Code
Cluster
2.4GCNEFPC801A Evaluate the use and formulation of cosmeceuticals

Semester Five

Code
Cluster
2.1CDSSCP601A Evaluate Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Semester Six

Code
Cluster
2.6GDTPAM801A Analyse the principles of Anti-ageing medicine

Semester Seven - Practical Competencies

Code
Cluster
Pre 2.2Preparation for Dermal Science Practical

HLTAID003 Apply first aid
HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (theory component)
BSBMED303B Maintain Patient Records
2.2Dermal Science Practical
(Completed as a full-time 10 to 12-day block)

GDTPCM801A Perform clinical microdermabrasion in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform chemical peels in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPLT801A Perform light-based therapies for the purpose of photo rejuvenation in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPFL801A Perform skin needling in a cosmetic medical context
GDTPCP801A Perform fractionated laser in a cosmetic medical context
HLTIN402C Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings (practical component)
3.1 Optional unit (3-day workshop and optional half-day patient review session*GCNICP801A Evaluate injectable cosmetic procedures (practical component)
Clinical Placement **(Pre-requisite to access the AACDS recruitment site76 hours of clinical experience at an approved Cosmetic Medical Clinic.
This unit is available to students who do NOT have relevant industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience may be exempt from this unit. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

*This unit is imported from the Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing 52709WA
**The Clinical Placement unit is a non-accredited unit

 

 


COURSE AT A GLANCE

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Medical registration

COURSE MODE

Full Time | Part Time | Single Unit

STUDY MODES

On Campus | Online plus practical

ON CAMPUS

Perth, Gold Coast

COURSE START

Monthly start dates


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