Postgraduate PgCert

Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics

School of Health and Society

Attendance

Part-time

Course

One year

Next enrolment

September 2020

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Introduction

In a nutshell

This course is delivered in partnership with the ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital. This partnership will allow you as a student to gain hands on, supervised learning in a highly technical clinical setting at their facility in Salford Quays.

Key features of the course:

  • A focus on law, consent and ethics
  • You will work and learn alongside a world-leading expert in a purpose-built clinical facility
  • We focus on developing your clinical skills and fostering an approach to life long learning.
  • There are no complicated pathways. We focus on teaching the basics very well to allow you to demonstrate a thorough understanding.

The PgCert Programme in Non--Surgical Facial Aesthetics (NSFA) is aimed at dental practitioners, medical practitioners and nurses who are registered with the appropriate body (GDC, GMC) and have a relevant degree at level 6. 

 

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You will:
  • Develop core knowledge, skills and clinical competencies in NSFA
  • Learn about the current legislation and ethics in the field of NSFA
  • Benefit from the support of a mentor
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students accepted

This is for you if...

1.

You want to feel supported throughout your training and focus on developing your skills

2.

You want to learn in a unique state of the art environment at the ICE hospital

3.

You want to develop knowledge and a critical awareness of current issues in the field of NSFA

Course details

All about the course

This PgCert in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (NSFA) is aimed to equip you with core clinical skills and competency in both the Botulinum toxin (botox) and dermal fillers, through a combination of clinical support and academic teaching.

On this programme you will develop: 

  • Core knowledge, skills and clinical competencies to assess, manage and treat patients with non-surgical facial aesthetics procedures to a high standard, efficiently and safely.
  • Ability to critically evaluate and demonstrate evidenced-based practice.
  • Knowledge and a critical awareness of current legislation and ethics in the field of Non-surgical Facial Aesthetics.
  • A systematic approach to risk management, underpinned by effective communication and record-keeping skills.

As a student, you will get the opportunity to observe qualified practitioners perform clinical skills as well as have formative feedback on your developing clinical skills as you are mentored in ICE’s purpose-built facilities.

You are encouraged to become a lifelong, reflective learner, to make you futureproof with regards to regulations. You will use structured reflections on cases as part of your developing eportfolio. The eportfolio system on the course allows you to keep a record of your developing clinical skills and learning.

The PgCert Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics is aimed at:

  • Dental Practitioners who hold a GDC registrable dental qualification / degree or equivalent in their home country with post-qualification experience in hospital service or general dental practice.
  • Medical practitioners who hold a GMC registrable degree and NMC registered nurses with a bachelors degree with honours from a UK University or an equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK with post-qualification experience in hospital service or general medical practice.
Year one

Principles of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics Injectables (Botulinum toxin)

Semester one:

This module aims to enable you to develop critical understanding, knowledge and skills surrounding the use of injectables (Botulinum toxin) in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics. Some of the Intended Learning Outcomes of this module include:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of facial anatomy, and physiology of ageing as applied to non-surgical facial aesthetics.
  • Critically evaluate risk factors in the use of botulinum toxin in non-surgical facial aesthetic procedures.
  • Develop in depth knowledge of complication avoidance techniques, early recognition and diagnosis of Botox-related complications, and management techniques for dealing with complication.

Principles of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (Dermal Fillers)

Semester two:

This module aims to enable you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the patient's journey in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics and the use of Dermal Fillers. Some of the Intended Learning Outcomes for this module include:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the clinical patient journey.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the risk factors related to the lips, cheeks and nasolabial regions applied to non-surgical facial aesthetics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of law, ethics and consent principles applicable to the use of Dermal Fillers.
  • Develop in depth knowledge of complication avoidance techniques, early recognition and diagnosis of Dermal Filler related complications, and management techniques for dealing with complication.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Teaching

A range of teaching methods will be used throughout the duration of the course. These include but are not limited to:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Seminars
  • Self-directed study
  • and online learning opportunities via our Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard)

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and laboratory or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. We advise you should take around 20 hours of independent study per week. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the learning zone, and our engineering and computer laboratories.

Assessment

Clinical and Academic skills are assessed by a range of formative and summative assessment techniques including:

  • ePortfolio of Clinical Learning
  • Essays
  • Oral Presentations
  • Observations and feedback on clinical skills

 

ICE

The facilities at ICE consists of: 

  • Fully equipped teaching clinics
  • An operating theatre that is enabled to digitally transmit live surgery
  • High-quality video conference and webinar facilities
  • Boardroom
  • Breakout rooms
  • Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Staff profile

Dr Tracey Jean Bell is an exceptionally highly qualified dentist and aesthetics expert, with 24 years of experience in her field. Dr Bell recently became one of the first dentists in the UK to be awarded a Masters in Dental Law and Ethics from Bedfordshire University. Dr Bell has also completed a Bond Solon Expert Witness Course, demonstrating excellence in report writing. She also possesses courtroom skills, experience of giving expert testimony under cross examination, and knowledge of civil law and criminal law and procedures. As an expert witness, Dr Bell not only has a wealth of experience as a leading dentist (having opened her first practice in 1995, and having seen demand for appointments rise so rapidly that she now has four established dental and aesthetics clinics in the UK and the Isle of Man). She also has an in-depth knowledge of dental law, making her ideally qualified to provide expert counsel. Dr Bell offers a comprehensive expert witness service, providing clarity, impartiality and expertise when dealing with even the most complex of cases.

Employment and stats

What about after uni?

Demand in this job market has grown over the five year period from 2013 to 2017 and shows no signs of slowing with the consumer demand for injectable beauty treatments growing.

It is expected that in the near future, practitioners administrating botox and dermal fillers must be educated to level 7, in accordance with the HEE guidelines.

Career Links

Implant Centre of Excellence (ICE) and the University of Salford run this PgCert programme jointly. As a learning centre, ICE consists of fully equipped teaching clinics, and an operating theatre that is enabled to digitally transmit live surgery. This programme will allow you to gain hands on supervised study in a clinical setting.

Requirements

What you need to know

    Dental practitioners who fulfil the following criteria will be eligible for acceptance onto the programme;

    • evidence of full GDC registration and membership of a professional body (UK employees only) or equivalent in their home country for international applicants
    • evidence of full indemnity insurance
    • evidence of a relevant dental degree

    Medical practitioners who fulfil the following criteria will be eligible for acceptance onto the programme;

    • evidence of full GMC registration and membership of a professional body (UK employees only) or equivalent in their home country for international applicants
    • evidence of full indemnity insurance
    • evidence of a relevant medical degree

    Nurse practitioners who fulfil the following criteria will be eligible for acceptance onto the programme;

    • evidence of full NMC registration and membership of a professional body (UK employees only) or equivalent in their home country for international applicants
    • evidence of full indemnity insurance
    • evidence of a relevant nursing degree
    English language requirements 

    Students whose first language is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. This qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6.5 or above (no element below 5.5) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.

    When you apply please ensure that you upload:

    • CV
    • Personal Statement
    • References
    • Passport
    • BLS Certificate
    • Qualifications
    • GDC/GMC Registration
    • DBS
    Standard entry requirements

    Undergraduate degree

    A relevant undergraduate degree (nursing/medical/dental). 

    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2019/20 £3,375 per 30 credit module
    Part-time 2020/21 £3,480 per 30 credit module
    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Start Date(s): September

    Duration: One year, part time 

     

    Enrolment dates

    September 2020