Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Professional non-surgical Aesthetic Practice

**Please note: This programme is designed for UK registered Nurses, Doctors and Dentists based in the UK, in order to apply you must provide evidence of UK registration. You must also hold the correct entry clearance to allow you to study part time in the United Kingdom.** In order to apply for a postgraduate student loan, it is important to apply and enrol on the full MSc and complete this qualification in continuous progression. This innovative new part time programme is available to existing and aspiring cosmetic practitioners who already hold professional registration as nurses, doctors or dentists. Developed in partnership with expert practitioners and the leading professional associations in aesthetics, the competency based programme has been designed to fully meet the recommendations for practice identified by Health Education England (2014) Education for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. A flexible blended learning approach is used to deliver the programme allowing you to fit it around your work and make it accessible to those geographically distant to the University. The programme is a mixture of e-learning, face to face and practice based learning. The practice based learning will assessed by expert aesthetic practitioners holding a recognised mentoring qualification. The programme as a full Masters is taken over three years (it is also available as a linked award). The first stage (Year 1) focuses on the assessment of your proficiency to provide safe person-centred care to meet the HEE recommendations, enabling you to practice autonomously as an aesthetic practitioner offering botulinum toxin and non-permanent dermal fillers. This will be achieved through the opportunity to develop the relevant evidence based knowledge to underpin your practice and to develop practice competence working alongside experienced, professionally registered aesthetic practitioners who will observe and assess your competence in practice The second year of the programme develops your expertise to advance aesthetic practice through; facilitating the learning of others, developing your business and understanding the existing evidence base underpinning aesthetic practice. The final year of the programme enables you to add to the evidence base informing aesthetic practice through undertaking an empirical study or systematic review of the literature. Course in Brief The Northumbria University Aesthetics programme is a full Masters award taken over three years (stages). They must be accessed incrementally and you must successfully complete each stage in turn. Should you be unable to progress, lower awards are awarded for successfully completed stages, but interim awards are not given. In the first year, the programme will: prepare registered practitioners to develop the clinical knowledge and competencies required to provide facial cosmetic treatments with botulinum toxin and non- permanent dermal fillers underpinned by sound professional decision making at post graduate level. In the second year, the programme will: build upon the clinical competence and knowledge acquired and enable registered practitioners to understand and critique the evidence base for cosmetic/aesthetic practice, set up and run independent cosmetic/aesthetic practices, which provide safe, person centred care, and enable them to facilitate practice based learning and assessment of other practitioners. The final year will: enable registered practitioners to add to the evidence base for non-surgical cosmetic/aesthetic procedures through empirical research or systematic review of the literature.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Level 6 studies within the last five years and 120 credits, or equivalent, at level 5. Current professional registration as a nurse, doctor or dentist with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience. International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications MSc: Applicants should normally have: Level 6 studies within the last five years and 120 credits, or equivalent, at level 5. Current professional registration as a nurse, doctor or dentist with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience. International qualifications If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Please access the course page on the Northumbria University website for further information. MSc: For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

MSc: Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course. Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Mixed assessment methods.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coach Lane Campus NE7 7XA North East

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