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Duration: 3 Years

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The University of Manchester

Dylan Mangan


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The MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine is specifically designed for medically or dentistry qualified practitioners who wish to develop their theoretical and clinical skills in the field of cosmetic medicine. This course seeks to develop future leaders in aesthetic practice by offering high quality training at an internationally recognised institution.
This MSc is an intensive part-time postgraduate taught programme encompassing the science of aesthetics, the application of evidence based practice, the clinical assessment and management of patients presenting with aesthetic problems. Students will be encouraged to develop a translational approach to learning and practice throughout the course.
In addition, supervision and training is provided by national and international leaders in the field of aesthetic research, regulation and clinical practice. The unique amalgamation of research and clinical expertise in Aesthetic and Ageing medicine in Manchester allows us to develop the only course with an interdisciplinary faculty of plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, dermatologists, dentists, psychologists, ageing and wound research scientists.

The aim of the programme is to develop students with the ability to apply scientific principles and the latest evidence base to the practice of skin ageing and aesthetic medicine. You will develop clinical knowledge, specialist practical skills and critical awareness in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures supported by leading experts in the field.

Special features:

1) The programme has a significant component of patient centred teaching underpinned by evidence based theory to ensure students obtain maximum exposure to practical and theoretical aspects of aesthetic practice.

2) Each student will be provided 1: 1 tutor support through the programme with a maximum of 1:5 student: tutor ratios in clinical sessions.

3) The Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences is of an exceptionally high standard with world leading scientists and clinicians. The University of Manchester Dermatological Research sciences group is an international leader for basic, applied, translational and clinical research in skin health and disease.

4) The programme is run in collaboration with The Dermatology Centre at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, the largest clinical dermatology unit in the UK led by Professor Christopher Griffiths

The Masters programme consists of seven modules over three years. The first six modules, when complete would offer graduates a Diploma in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine and focus on the more clinical aspects of the field. Module seven offers students the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of research.

The programme will combine e-learning techniques with a highly practical teaching element: we will provide a number of hands on clinical bedside teaching sessions linked with each module at The Dermatology Centre, Manchester. This will ensure that students graduate with the knowledge and skills to ensure high quality care for patients with aesthetic problems.

On completion of the programme, you will be able to demonstrate a number of competencies and have enhanced knowledge and skills including:

•Application of skin anatomy and science in relation to aesthetics and ageing

•Ability to assess patients` requirements and suitability for aesthetic intervention

•Application of consent and ethical practice in aesthetic medicine

•Explain Clinical Malpractice and Legislation of manufacturing of drugs and devices in the aesthetic field of practice

•Procedural skills in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures including rejuvenation techniques, dermal fillers, botolinum toxin injections and some lasers

•Assessment and treatment of complications of these procedures

•Advise on the role of invasive aesthetic procedures

•Develop an evidence based approach to aesthetic medicine and practice

•Critically appraise and conduct high quality research in aesthetic and ageing medicine

Year 1

•Fundamentals of Skin Ageing

•Skin Rejuvenation


•Reflective Portfolio Year 1

Year 2


•Invasive Aesthetic Surgery

•Research Design and Governance

•Reflective Portfolio Year 2

Year 3 (MSc)


All modules are compulsory


Fee: £3,550 (VAT excluded) | No Catering

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