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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.

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.

This one-year postgraduate certificate programme is linked to the full Masters programme, which is taken over three years. The postgraduate certificate is the first stage (Year 1) and 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

Course in Brief

The full Masters award programme is 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.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year part-time

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Fee Information

Module Information

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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 practice-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 / Coach Lane Campus

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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.

Who would this Course suit?

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

This programme is linked to the full Masters award, which is 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.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

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

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £6,990

Full EU Fee: £6,990

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.

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU Masters funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International Masters funding and scholarships information.

 

 

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How to Apply

How to Apply

Application for most courses is direct to the University via our online application form. Simply click on the 'Apply Online' button you will see on each of our course entries.

However, there are some courses where the application method is not directly to the University. These are:

 

Postgraduate Research
If you wish to apply for postgraduate research then please submit a research enquiry.

Application Deadlines 

Whilst most of our courses do not set an exact deadline for applications, you are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding. Overseas students should submit applications to us by no later than 31 July for courses starting in early September or 1 December for courses that commence in January. This allows sufficient time to process our decision, for you to obtain visas and to organise your accommodation and travel arrangements.

Graduate Teacher Training Courses
Equal consideration is given to all applications received by UCAS Teacher Training by the main application deadline, details of all deadlines can be found on the UTT website.

Law professional courses
For details about the selection and allocation process for the full-time Law Professional courses please see the relevant website. For the Legal Practice Course (LPC)/Common Professional Examination and the Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE/GDL) courses www.lawcabs.ac.uk, and for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC and BPTC LLM) https://www.barsas.com

 Master of Fine Art (MFA)

Master of Fine Art (MFA) We encourage all applications to the MFA programme for entry in September 2017 to apply prior to our guaranteed application review date of 1st June 2017. After this date, we will review applications subject to there being remaining spaces on the programme.

 

Decision Making Process

Most courses require at least one reference, but some may need two. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure Northumbria receives a satisfactory academic reference. If you have not been in education for a number of years, then a reference from your employer may be acceptable.

We try to reply to applicants as soon as possible but you should receive a response within 10 working days, and this will be one of the following.

  • Conditional offer which will normally be upon the completion of your undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification and achieving a particular classification or grade. You will be required to send us a confirmation that you have passed your current degree course as soon as you receive notification to enable us to confirm your offer. 
  • Unconditional offer is made if you have already met the entry requirements of your chosen course 
  • Reject your application 

You will be asked to confirm your acceptance in writing of any offer made.

Fairness and Transparency
The University is committed to a system of admissions that ensures fairness, transparency and equal opportunities within the legal framework of the UK and best practice. All reasonable effort will be made to ensure that no prospective or existing student is unreasonably treated less favourably on the grounds of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital or parental/carer status, political belief or social or economic class, or any other type of discrimination.

Tuition Fee Assessment
Tuition fees are set at different levels for Home/EU and International Students. Before you begin your course the University must establish your tuition fee status. In many cases, the University will be able to make this assessment without requiring any additional information.

Guidance can be found on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website www.ukcisa.org.uk to help you understand how Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) make an assessment on your fee status.

Selection Process 

Interviews
Applicants who may not have the standard entry qualifications are welcome to apply and may be interviewed. Some courses will interview as part of the selection process. This applies particularly to courses in art and design, teaching and health.

Health Screening
Applicants for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Primary (Early Years) and Social Work will be required to complete a health questionnaire. They may be required to attend for doctor or nurse assessment at the University Health Centre.

Prior to beginning their programme, all applicants to Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are advised to start a course of Hepatitis B vaccinations, available from their own GP. In addition, Midwifery applicants must provide evidence before they commence training that they are immune to Hepatitis B or have Hepatitis B non-carried status.

Applicants to these courses who have had contact with MRSA in the previous 6 months may be asked to provide evidence that they are not colonised by submitting negative swabs results prior to commencement of training. Alternatively, they may be screened on commencement of the programme.

All applicants will receive vaccination screening at the University Health Centre on commencement of their programme.

Disclosure of Criminal Background
To help the University reduce the risk of harm or injury to any member of its community caused by the criminal behaviour of other students, it must know about any relevant criminal convictions an applicant has.

Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and you should not reveal them.

If you are applying for courses in teaching, health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults, you must complete the section of your UCAS application form entitled 'Criminal Convictions'. You must disclose any criminal convictions, including spent sentences and cautions (including verbal cautions) and bindover orders. Further information on how to complete this section is available from the UCAS booklet 'How to Apply'. For these courses, applicants are required to undergo police clearance for entry and will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure form. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). Access to the DBS checking service is only available to registered employers who are entitled by law to ask an individual to reveal their full criminal history, including spent convictions - also known as asking 'an exempted question'. The University is such a 'registered employer' and will send you the appropriate documents to fill in if you are offered a place in the course.

If you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence after you have applied, you must inform the university immediately. Do not send details of the offence; simply tell the University that you have a relevant criminal conviction. You may then be asked to supply more details.

Anti-fraud Checks
Please note that the University follows anti-fraud procedures to detect and prevent fraudulent applications. If it is found that an applicant supplies a fraudulent application then it will be withdrawn.

Plagiarism
The University reserves the right to cancel an application or withdraw any offer made if it is found that an application contains false, plagiarised or misleading information.

 

Disabled Students

Northumbria welcomes enquiries and applications from disabled students whether disability is due to mobility or sensory impairment, specific learning difficulties, mental health issues or a medical condition. Applications from disabled students are processed in the usual way, but applicants should declare their disability at the application stage so that the University can contact them to assess how to meet any support needs they may have. Disabled applicants may be invited to visit the University so that this can be done in person.

To find out more contact:
Disability Support Team
Tel +44 (0)191 227 3849 or
Minicom +44 (0)191 222 1051

 

International Students

The University has a thriving overseas community and applications from International students are welcome. Advice on the suitability of overseas qualifications is available from:

International Office
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
UK

Email: international@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)191 227 4274
Fax +44 (0)191 261 1264

(However, if you have already applied to Northumbria and have a query, please contact internationaladmissions@northumbria.ac.uk or telephone 00 44 191 243 7906)

Provision of Information
The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

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.

More information

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.

More information

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.

More information

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.

More information

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Contact Details for Applicants:

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