Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology (IHD01)

Diverse bacterial ecosystems are present in the oral cavity, upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, skin surface and lungs. Collectively, our human microbiome represents a major contributor to our health, our appearance and most importantly, our skin.

The Professional Certificate in Integrated Health and Dermatology will enable students to learn about the gut microbiome and how it influences a multitude of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, accelerated ageing, as well as mood, weight gain, weight loss and general overall health.

Some of the topics covered within this course include:
- Skin analysis and selection of dermal therapy procedures within a cosmetic medical context
- Skin physiology and pathophysiology of dermatological conditions
- Systemic manifestation of dermatological conditions
- Understanding the microbiome and dysbiosis
- Functional gut health and brain connection
- Functional gut health and skin connection
- Nutritional, lifestyle and environmental factors that influence the gut microbiome
- Integration of nutritional strategies with dermal procedures to improve patient outcomes
- "Gut friendly" food cooking demonstration

By understanding the relationship between the microbiome and dermatology, clinicians can successfully use these principles to improve patient outcomes and create a unique selling point to patients. This course will include multiple resources such as patient information sheets, questionnaires and video resources that clinicians are able to use in a clinical setting.

To download a copy of the course information, please click here.

COURSE FEES

Total Course Fee: $2,112 inc. GST

This is a Study Loans approved course. For more information on our payment options, please click here. Study Loans is only available if applicants are completing both Module 1 and Module 2.








PRE-REQUISITES / ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no pre-requisites to apply for this course, however this course is most suited for those working in a dermal and/or health setting.

DURATION

16 weeks - requiring approximately 3 hours of study per week

DELIVERY MODE

Online via lectures with imbedded audio and interactive activities.
A quiz will apply to each module.

Course Structure

It is recommended that students complete Module 1 before progressing to Module 2.

MODULE 1 - PRINCIPLES OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

This module forms the foundation for correct skin analysis and selection of dermal therapy procedures within a cosmetic medical context. Lectures focus on issues that affect the histological and visual qualities of the skin covering healthy skin physiology, the presentation and pathophysiology of dermatologic disorders, repair abilities and wound care. On completion of this module, students should be able to identify a range of dermatologic conditions and refer as appropriate to ensure they work within their scope of practice.

Duration - 8 week module with a study commitment of 3 hours per week.

MODULE 2 - PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED HEALTH AND DERMATOLOGY

This module forms the foundation for understanding the impact of the gut microbiome health, nutritional and lifestyle factors which affect skin health. Lectures focus on conception of the microbiome and its important functions, understanding nutritional, hormonal and digestive health and detoxification. On completion of this module, the student will be able to identify nutritional and lifestyle factors that affect the skin through poor gut microbiome health and be able to implement strategies to improve patient outcomes.

Duration - 8 week module with a study commitment of 3 hours per week.

Advanced Standing for AACDS Graduates

Advanced standing (credit) for Module 1 is awarded to graduates from AACDS who’ve completed the unit Analyse the principles of dermatology in a cosmetic medical context.

FURTHER LEARNING PATHWAYS

Students who successfully complete Module 1 may achieve advanced standing/credit into the following nationally accredited courses:

52707WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies

52709WA Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing

10510NAT Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Dermal Science



To Apply:

1. Click the link below to download a copy of our application form
2. Complete the form
3. Email your completed application form to enquiries@aacds.edu.au

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COURSE AT A GLANCE

STUDY MODES

Online

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

No pre-requisites

COURSE START

Monthly intakes