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The gateway to staying young , this course has been developed with experts in the field of aesthetic medicine. It has been designed to provide you with the best training in anti-aging and healthy lifestyle optimization . Incorporating the advanced training and acquired skillset into your practice could be a game changer for innovative patient care. The course is tailored to accommodate busy schedules of practitioners working full time in a practice.. The range of course modules has been designed to develop and expand the students’ knowledge and to promote advanced skills in this rapidly evolving and sophisticated ¬field of medicine.

Who Should Enroll

Medical Doctors registered with the HPCSA

Programme Design
In partnership with leading world expert Dr Riekie Smit and the Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSA) this course gives participants comprehensive knowledge and skills to optimally manage common lifestyle complaints as well as pathological and non-pathological indications for aesthetic interventions.

FPD incorporates the following learning methodologies:
*Modular format reinforced with pre-course learning materials
*Face-to Face workshops or Virtual Classrooms
*Interactive learning

Course Content

Four modules will each be presented over a six month period and totalling two years. The first year will focus on reviving basic medical sciences applied and integrated into aesthetic medicine. The second year integrates the acquired knowledge and encompasses advanced knowledge and skills pertaining to aesthetic medicine. The four modules over a period of two years will enclose the following information:

*Applied basic medical sciences revised in appropriate context of aesthetic medical procedures. Pathology, physics, physiology, anatomy and microbiology
*Advanced applied comprehension of anatomy
*Aesthetic and Preventative Medical Pharmacology
*Nutritional aspects relating to and affecting the ageing process
*Management of medical emergencies
*Aesthetic Medical Procedures
*Botulinum Toxin injections; Dermal Filler procedures; Chemical peelings and other ablative procedures, Mesotherapy techniques and concepts; Treatment of leg veins including sclerotherapy; Procedures aiming to reduce weight or localized fat deposits; and Hair rejuvenation procedures
*Aesthetic medical practices management and marketing following the regulatory guidelines
*Medical ethics


Participants will be assessed by a battery of assessment tools, including multiple choice questionnaires and work-related assignments as well as a final written examination.

NQF 7; 120 Credits; SAQA number: 90571; CHE Accredited, Department of Education registered, Accredited for 60 Clinical CEU’s (Y1-30) (Y2 – 30) on level 1.
Registered with the Department of Education as a Private Institution of Higher Education under the higher education act, 1997. Reg No. 2002/HE07/013


To qualify for the Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, participants should fully attend the workshops as well as successfully complete the assessment process.

R 67 000.00 (inclusive of all vat and taxes where applicable)

(Application Closing date: 31 October 2021)

*Payment option Available

Limited spaces are available. To avoid disappointment, please book early.