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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.

Click here to view the Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice FAQs, including course fee information and breakdown.

Students eligible for ELCAS funding please click here

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.

Click here to view the Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice FAQs, including course fee information and breakdown.

Students eligible for ELCAS funding please click here

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
3 years by part-time study

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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Designed to fit around your existing commitments, the programme is delivered flexibly through a mixture of e-learning, face-to-face and practise-based learning.

The programme is based on authentic learning and assessment principles (Lombardi, 2007) which prioritise “real life” learning. An assessment for learning approach will be used which employs formative assessment tasks to help you learn and develop the knowledge and skills required to complete the summative assessment task. Formative learning tasks will check your understanding of both the module content and the requirements and expectations of the summative assessment task assessment, providing feedback along the learning journey to enable you to assess your own level of understanding, safe application of the learning to practice and to highlight areas for development.

In the PG Cert, once a baseline level of understanding has been developed and assessed in the core module, you will undertake supervised practice based learning alongside an experienced professionally registered aesthetic practitioner to develop confidence and competence in practice, and be assessed against a competency framework. Formative feedback on your practical ability and underpinning knowledge will be provided by mentors in practice, and a guidance teacher who will oversee your academic learning.

Summative assessment will be linked to each module of study within the programme; in the second module of the PG Cert this will include theoretical and competency assessment in practice.

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Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and has excellent relationships with partner services in healthcare.

This programme is led by Senior Lecturer and qualified nurse Emma Senior. Emma has worked collaboratively with experts in aesthetic practice to develop educational materials to enable the practitioners to meet the Health Education England (HEE,2015) recommendations PART ONE: Qualification requirements for delivery of cosmetic procedures: Non-surgical cosmetic interventions and hair restoration surgery.

Teaching Staff / Profiles

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This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus.

You will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your course.

Facilities / Nursing, Midwifery and Health

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Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing.

Additionally more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Research / Nursing, Midwifery and Health

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Your Future

The programme will prepare existing and aspiring cosmetic/aesthetic practitioners who already hold professional registration to meet the essential educational recommendations for practice identified by Health Education England Education (2014, 2015) for non-surgical cosmetic/aesthetic procedures.

Book an Open Day / Experience Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

Are you a nurse, dentist or doctor who would like to be able to administer non-surgical cosmetic procedures?

The 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.

The programme is for professionally registered nurses, doctors, dentists undertaking non-surgical facial aesthetic and cosmetic interventions, involving chemical denervation (botulinum toxins) and hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers.

The programme will prepare existing and aspiring cosmetic practitioners who already hold professional registration to meet the essential educational recommendations for practice identified by Health Education England Education (2014, 2015) for non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

 

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £11,650

Full EU Fee: £11,650

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

You will be expected to fund your own placement travel costs which may be approximately £500 per year depending upon placement location.

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AA0709 -

Assessment & Decision Making for Non-surgical Cosmetic Interventions (Core, 20 Credits)

The module focuses on three key elements:
• Evidence based analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect skin health and ageing processes, how to optimise skin health and prevent premature ageing in clients
• Evaluation of the core elements that constitute safe, ethical and person centred aesthetic practice to inform your own practice
• How to undertake client assessment processes informed by appropriate legal, ethical and professional frameworks and guidance, and articulate and document your evidence based decision making for any cosmetic or aesthetic interventions you provide or refuse

The module introduces you to the existing evidence base which informs your practice; enables you to understand and critique the evidence and apply it to your own practice. You will learn how to; find and critique evidence directly related to the module using online library and skills plus services, develop your writing, referencing and presentation skills at postgraduate level enabling you to build upon and further develop your current academic skills. The module develops your ability to understand how to undertake an holistic assessment of the client, based upon current legal, ethical and professional guidance and advise the client on possible preventative and treatment options including the risks and benefits. This will require you to articulate and document evidence based defensible decision making related to aesthetic practice. It also helps you to evaluate your own practice setting in terms of what constitutes safe and ethical aesthetic practice.

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AA0710 -

Administration of Botulinum Toxin and Non-permanent Dermal Fillers (Core, 40 Credits)

The module focuses on the clinical skills to effectively assess patients need, discuss possible treatment options and provide a package of non-surgical cosmetic/aesthetic treatment using botulinum toxin and/or non-permanent dermal fillers which addresses need, safety and satisfaction. The focus is on routine facial treatments. You will learn about facial anatomical structures, pharmacology, actions, contraindications and rheology of toxins and fillers, patient assessment, consultations and injecting procedures, and procedures for managing complications and emergencies. This will be underpinned by application of the knowledge, gained in the previous module, enabling you to demonstrate ethical practice and defensible decision making to achieve patient safety and satisfaction in non- surgical cosmetic and aesthetic practice.

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AA0711 -

Setting up, managing and growing a health related small business (Core, 20 Credits)

This module will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, establish and manage or further improve a commercial aesthetic or other health related business. The module will support you to gain or further develop the entrepreneurial and business knowledge, skills and attributes required to exploit your individual practice specific knowledge and competence in a health related business which is customer focussed and provides high quality services reflecting current national standards and guidance.
Content will include the processes involved in business start-up: writing a business plan, legal and regulatory aspects of business operation, competitor analysis, financial planning, risk assessment and management, marketing, business analysis and resource planning, preparing appropriate systems and records to ensure compliance and good governance of the enterprise.

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AA0712 -

Research Methods and Approaches (Core, 20 Credits)

The module introduces you to the knowledge and skills needed to recognise and undertake high quality, ethical research. The content will cover research philosophy, methodology and the different methods associated with a range of research traditions. You will explore the value of research evidence in informing professional practice and be able to apply the principles of research to critically appraise the quality of research. You will develop specific skills in writing a research proposal.

On this module you will develop your knowledge base and understanding of:
• Research philosophy & corresponding methodological approaches including qualitative and quantitative approaches Research ethics and governance
• Research methods
• Data collection and analysis
• Developing a research proposal

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TE0757 -

Mentor/Educator Preparation (L7) (Core, 20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

PP0189 -

Empirical Project (Optional, 60 Credits)

This module focuses on the student as a researcher and provides an opportunity for the collection and analysis of primary qualitative and/or quantitative data for the purpose of answering a specific research question. A range of methodologies and methods may be appropriate and experimental and non experimental research is equally acceptable. Research questions must be relevant within the student’s field of practice/expertise and may be characterised as follows:
• Descriptive questions, which examine general patterns, tendencies or sets of facts.
• Theoretical Questions, which may seek to generate new theory or test existing theory by exploring factors that contribute to or underpin a condition, event, process or phenomenon.
• Causal Questions, which are hypothesis driven and ask whether a change in one variable will lead to change in another.
• Explanatory questions, which seek to explore relationships between variables which may or may not be of a cause-effect nature.
The empirical project should aim to develop new, or verify existing, knowledge. The relevance and potential application of that knowledge to the student’s field of practice and/or body of professional knowledge should be made explicit. However if the primary purpose of the research question is to develop or enhance practice in a specific organisational context, students should access PP190 Practice Project rather than the empirical project. Students will undertake a small-scale study with the support of an experienced academic research supervisor. Assessment of the module is by a final project report (15000 words) in which the project is presented in an appropriate academic style, supported from the current literature base and accurately referenced.

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PP0191 -

Systematic Appraisal (Optional, 60 Credits)

This module focuses on the role of the practitioner as a research user. It provides an opportunity for the student to make effective and systematic use of published research to inform health, social and education practice and/or policy. Through the process of the systematic appraisal the student will develop enhanced critical appraisal skills. The systematic appraisal project will address research questions which arise from the student’s specific practice/field of expertise. These questions may address:

• Effectiveness of single/definable interventions in order to state and recommend best practice/provide evidence based guidelines for practice.
• Evaluation of appropriateness/acceptability/process/outcomes of complex human services in order to improve/develop/inform practice.
• The service user experience of health, social and education services.
• Relationships between practitioners and service users.
• Theoretical and ideological issues of relevance to health, social and education practice and/or policy.

Published work to be included in the appraisal may be either entirely quantitative, entirely qualitative or mixed method. The philosophical perspective of both the research question and the appraisal methodology must be examined.
The focus of this module is a small scale systematic review which students undertake with the support of an experienced academic research supervisor. Peer support is also encouraged through student led seminars. Assessment of the module is by a final report (15000 words) in which the review is presented systematically, in an appropriate academic style, supported from the current literature base and accurately referenced.

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