- Distance learning programme
- Online webinar sessions
- 3 x practical block sessions per year
A three-year Diploma in Somatology (NQF Level 6, 360 credits) or equivalent qualification in a related field.
Applications open 01 July 2023 and close on 30 September 2023, and successful candidates will be informed during the month of October of the outcome of their application.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of assessing the knowledge and skills of a person against a qualification or part thereof. The process involves the identification, assessment and acknowledgment of knowledge and skills obtained through informal, non-formal and formal learning.
Students may provide evidence of prior learning for which they may receive credit towards the qualification. Evidence may be presented in the form of portfolios of evidence or any other form of appropriate evidence, which may include verified accounts of previous relevant work experience.
NOTE: Entry into the Advanced Diploma of Dermal Aesthetics is not automatic. A limited number of students will be accepted and selection will be on the basis of academic performance. Industry experience will be an added advantage.
This qualification will provide students with job opportunities in:
- Medical Spas
- Medical Aesthetic Practices
- Dental Spas
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
The Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics is a distance learning programme enabling the student to continue their employment while completing his/her qualification. In order to support the student in acquiring the necessary advanced skills, the programme will include various learning opportunities:
Online / On-Campus contact sessions:
Students will be able to take part in the session either via live streaming or on-site at one of the two campuses. These contact sessions will vary, depending on the specific subject with 6 x 2-hour contact sessions per subject per academic year. Sessions will be presented one evening a week from 18:00-20:00 after which it will be uploaded to Moodle where students can access the lesson at a later stage if they were unable to attend the session or require a repeat session.
On-campus block sessions:
Three practical on-campus block sessions which will consist of a maximum of 5 days at a time will be hosted at the Stellenbosch and Pretoria campuses. The student should commit to attending these sessions as it is compulsory for the student to attend these sessions which consist of practical training and interactive sessions.
With the aid of study guides and carefully developed assignments and class tests, the student will be guided through the course in order to prepare them for the summative examinations.
- Advanced Procedures in Aesthetic Treatments
- Advanced Dermal Science
- Dermal Pathophysiology
- Practice Management
- Applied Cosmetic Science
- Research Methodology
- The ageing skin
- Scarring and wound healing
- Acne and Rosacea
- Allergic and reactive skin conditions
- Body treatments