Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine

Additional Information

Presentations/Publications/Research

Papers with original work are encouraged.
Trainees are required, during the period of their training, to present at least one paper in the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine.

Log Book

The Logbook is designed to document trainees' acquisition of skills and monitor their progress throughout training. It assists the trainee and his/her supervisors to:
a) Monitor the acquisition of skills and
b) Identify those skill areas which require more exposure.

They must be satisfactorily completed and submitted with applications prior to the Viva Examination.

Ethics and Aesthetic Medicine Training

Professionalism involves both privileges and responsibilities. The community recognises that a learned profession such as Aesthetic Medicine has privileges which include self-governance both individually and as a group, autonomy of action and a high level learning skill. In return the community expects that a cosmetic physician will deliver a high quality of care, and have a preparedness to efface self interest in the interest of the patient. Finally the community expects Medical Practitioners to practice ethically and be accountable.

Ethical Principles

In practice Aesthetic Medicine doctors should follow broad principles of medical ethical behaviour that include:

  • Respect for the dignity, safety, privacy and confidentiality of every patient.
  • Provision of the best possible medical care when dealing with patients and efforts to improve the quality of the services available to the community.
  • Ensuring that patients are given accurate information about their condition and the treatment options so that they are able to make an informed decision about their healthcare.
  • Balancing the likely benefit to the patient against the risks of the procedure or treatment.
  • Ensuring clinical research follows appropriate ethical guidelines set down by responsible bodies.
  • Sharing medical knowledge and not misusing knowledge or skills.
  • Ensuring that relationships with the pharmaceutical industry follow the principles enunciated in the College guidelines.