Anatomy & Physiology for Aesthetic Practice (Level 4)

Too many training courses today still cover the traditional elements of skin anatomy and physiology. Modern aesthetic practice, however, has moved on a pace, and with it the all-important consultations, treatment protocols and combined therapies, which rely heavily on education and science to underpin the decision making at this level. Peels, microneedling, mesotherapy, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, botulinum toxin, lasers, plasma therapy, thread-lifts and dermaplaning all impact the skin at a cellular level. However, each technique uses different strategies to stimulate and achieve skin remodelling, alongside all the different contra actions, contraindications, and adverse reactions. Realising this need, and in collaboration with Qualifi, we have designed an innovative approach to aesthetic practice, to support those individuals who were novices to the industry, or those ‘seasoned professionals’ wanting to advance and underpin the science behind their suite of specialisms.

The course is designed to cover aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, skin morphology, and human physiology and appreciate how these impact the work of today’s aesthetic practitioners. When we approached, Qualifi with our concept, their confirmation was mutual, and the decision was taken to develop the course into an Ofqual regulated qualification.

As subject specialists for Qualifi, we are now proud to introduce the Level 4 Anatomy and Physiology for Aesthetic Practice.

The course is divided into 3 units:

  • The Biology and Biochemistry of Cells
  • Skin Morphology and the Inflammatory Response
  • Skin Disorders and Diseases relative to Aesthetic Practice

The course is delivered online by a combination of video tutorials, webinars and e learning, your work is supported by a Study Guide and Workbook, mapped to the assessment criteria and all NOS guidelines. Each Unit is assessed by Multiple Choice Questions which can be sat at any time, whenever you feel ready. There is no final examination, each Unit can be retaken up to 3 times.

The course content is as follows:

  • The biochemistry and biology of cells.
  • Understand how cell specialisation and organisation lead to increasing complexity.
  • The structure and function of the major organ systems
  • The structure and function of the skin.
  • The structure and function of skin appendages.
  • The inflammatory response and skin remodelling.
  • The common skin types, diseases, and disorders (includes Fitzpatrick, Glogau & Lancer skin types)
  • Skin aging process.
  • Understand the importance of cell biology and biochemistry in aesthetic practice.
  • Understand the science behind micro-needling, peels, dermal fillers, botulinum toxin, plasma therapy, pain management, PDO threads and complications.
  • Facial anatomy and the effect of aging on facial bones.

The course carries a total of 16 credits and can be taken by students working towards other Ofqual regulated Level 4 courses, recognised as 1st year Degree Level. It can also be used as a stepping-stone to other Qualifi courses, such as Level 5 Microneedling and Peels, and Level 7 Botulinum Toxin and Fillers. Both are Ofqual regulated qualifications and meet the new licensing requirements for health, and non-health professionals in aesthetic practice.