The online MSc Cosmetic Medicine, run in partnership with Diploma MSc, is aimed at doctors, dentists and nurses with independent prescriber status who require a postgraduate qualification to support their professional learning and clinical development to become an aesthetic practitioner.
Increased regulatory requirements for those performing aesthetic procedures, both from Health Education England and regulatory authorities such as the GDC, GMC and NMC, mean that a formal postgraduate qualification is now an essential element of a healthcare practitioner's journey to become an aesthetic practitioner.
Taught completely online, the Masters in Cosmetic Medicine has been developed with the express purpose of promoting and enhancing the professional knowledge underpinning practice in cosmetic medicine.
Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal: Cosmetic Medicine
This module, run over 12 weeks, is designed to help students recognise, understand, interpret and apply methods used in healthcare research and critically appraise the various methodologies specific to Cosmetic research.
Professional Project: Cosmetic Medicine
The module will depend on the creation of a piece of work based upon a specific clinically related project relevant to the student’s practice. This project may consist of a literature review and appraisal of the evidence; audit of practice including organisational or clinical; review and implementation of evidence-based practice; qualitative or quantitative research (formal research involving human subjects is not anticipated); case-based and quality of service review with critical appraisal; case report, review of literature and organisational assessment
The Cosmetic Medicine Masters provides a progression route for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine. It runs over one calendar year. Students undertake an initial 12-week online module to develop their skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies. Thereafter they are able to select a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional project.
To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course; however much of the work is self-directed. Students are expected in the first eight weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Students select a specific project and submit a project summary/proposal (approximately 1500 words).
Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project (10,500 words) itself is then completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor. The student and tutor will interact weekly on the dedicated students/tutor discussion area or through any other means of communication deemed appropriate by both parties (telephone/SKYPE/email). Note of any verbal communication with the tutor is recorded in the student's journal by the student.
Assessment for module one is:
Assessment for module two is:
As part of your studies you will have access to over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles and conference proceedings.
Entry to the one year MSc programme will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.
Students may apply for the Masters in as a two-year course consisting of 8 modules (180 credits), the first 120 credits of which being the Postgraduate Diploma.
Applicants will also be expected to meet the below criteria:
· A registered healthcare professional (e.g. doctor, dentist, nurse with independent prescriber status).
· Evidence of having undertaken at least 10 cosmetic procedures in the last 12 months
· Current indemnification for cosmetic procedures
Students will typically have completed a recognised training course in aesthetic use of Botulinum toxins and Fillers but relevant/suitable experience may be taken into consideration.
Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
· Qualification certificates
· One written reference
This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSc. Please refer to their website for fee information.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
Our MSc in Cosmetic Medicine prepares graduates for a leadership role in the field.