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Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine - Contact Tuition

Interests: Aesthetic / Medicine


The Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (Adv. Dip Aesthetic Medicine) has been specifically developed for healthcare practitioners working in the Aesthetic and Anti-ageing medical field. The course is tailored to take into account the time and financial constraint of practitioners working full time in a practice. The range of course modules has been designed to develop and expand the participants’ extensive knowledge and advanced skills in this rapidly evolving and sophisticated field of medicine.

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Who Should Enrol

Healthcare practitioners involved in the field of aesthetic or anti-aging medicine.

Course Design

The programme is designed in conjunction with Dr. Rieke Smit and the AAMSSA to give participants advanced comprehension and skills so they can manage and treat pathological and non-pathological indications pertaining to aesthetics at a high level of competency and confidence.

In order to achieve this, FPD incorporates the following learning methodologies:

Modular format supported with pre-course learning materials

  • Each module is supported with customized workbooks that incorporate key concepts, activities, case studies, readings and “think points” Participants must be prepared to invest 5-7 hours of self-study per week for the duration of the programme in order to complete the pre-course materials prior to the full time workshops

Full time workshops

  • The course is supported with 4 two-day contact sessions, run in modular study blocks every 6 months over a two year period.

Learning through action

  • The FPD uses a variety of teaching methods to maximize active and participative learning including industry guest speakers, case discussions, lecturers, demonstration, group work and presentations.


The Adv. Dip (Aesthetic Medicine) faculty are leading edge and acknowledged international and national experts in their fields.

Course Content

Four modules will each be presented over a 6 month period and totalling 2 years. The first year will focus on reviving basic medical sciences applied and integrated into aesthetic medicine. The second year integrates the knowledge and encompasses advanced knowledge and skills pertaining to aesthetic medicine. The 4 modules over a period of 2 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
  • Managements of medical emergencies
  • Aesthetics 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
    • Hair rejuvenation procedures
  • Anti-ageing medicine basics, protocols of treatment and pharmacological knowledge
  • Aesthetic medical practices management and marketing following the regulatory guidelines
  • Medical ethics and research.


Participants will be assessed by a battery of assessment tools, including multiple choice questionnaires and work related assignments.



120 Credits

CHE Accredited,

Department of Education registered,

SAQA number: 90571

Accredited for 30 CEU’s on level 2


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


Full Amount
R 54 000.00 (Inclusive of all vat and taxes where applicable) (Course intake will start 1 June 2018 and close on 31 August 2018)

Per Module
R 13 500.00 (Inclusive of the registration fee) *Non Refundable

Module Date Venue
Module 1 February 2019 Pretoria
Module 2 TBC Pretoria
Module 3 TBC Pretoria
Module 4 TBC Pretoria