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Master’s Degree in Specialization in Aesthetic Medicine: Materials, Procedures, Techniques and Technology

Aesthetic medicine at the service of people's well-being
Master’s Degree in Specialization in Aesthetic Medicine: Materials, Procedures, Techniques and Technology

Master’s Degree in Specialization in Aesthetic Medicine

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Student profile: This master's degree is aimed exclusively at professionals who have an Undergraduate or Bachelor's Degree in Medicine. The objective is to train experts and trained doctors in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of aspects considered unaesthetic.
General practitioners interested in training in the knowledge and use of techniques and technologies for use in Aesthetic Medicine.
Specialist doctors in any of the specialties recognized by law, interested in improving the aesthetics of patients through the knowledge and development of skills of Aesthetic Medicine.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Specialization in Aesthetic Medicine: Materials, Procedures, Techniques and Technology

Center responsible:School of Life and Nature Sciences

Branch of knowledge: Health - Medical

Openings available: 18

Duration: 2 years. From October

Total Credits: 80 credits.
Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2022/24

Type of Education: Blended

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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It could be considered a "specialization of specialties", since it shares common fields with Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Maxillofacial Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology, among others

The aesthetic medicine market in the U.S. in 2020 was estimated at 86.2 billion dollars (71 billion euros), estimating that the growth until 2028 will be 9.8%. In the global market, minimally invasive procedures (botulinum toxin, fillers, peels, varicose veins, etc.) grow much faster. There is no specialty or specialization in Aesthetic Medicine despite its strength in the number of treatments worldwide, Spain being one of the countries that proportionally performed more treatments and in the number of indexed publications.
Focus is placed on personal improvement; with little or no invasive techniques, well-studied materials and with minimal adverse effects, light-based appliances with long years of development. All of the above makes it distinctly different from hospital specialties (MIR system).

The references in PubMed (Medline), the search engine with the largest medical database in the world, for botulinum toxin are more than 20,000.

This is the most demanded and practiced treatment in aesthetic medicine consultations around the world.

The practice of fillers follows in second place with over 15,000 results.

This master's degree is designed by professionals with a long history in the private practice of aesthetic medicine, who are well acquainted with the techniques, technologies and trends (TTT) of today's society.

Why study the Master’s Degree in Specialization in Aesthetic Medicine: Materials, Procedures, Techniques and Technology

Practice-based training

From demonstration videos of each treatment, emphasizing how to carry them out, to clinical stays, in which each student can contribute patients so that they can treat them under the expert guidance of a professor. The latter is only done in a very isolated way in current master's degrees.

Consultation and demand for treatment in real patients

Analysis and evaluation of the patient, diagnostic means, proposals, informed consent and execution of treatment.

There is no known "crisis" in aesthetic medicine

A student taking this Master's degree must be able to work in one of the most diverse and promising fields of medicine, whether they wish to join a professional team or aspire to direct their own center. This includes critical study of articles and real possibilities of publication of their works, including their final master's thesis.

Curriculum


The student must complete 80 credits


First Year 31 ECTS credits


  • First Semester
  • 2 ECTS | Meaning and importance of Aesthetic Medicine
  • 2 ECTS | Histology and physiology of skin and adnexae
  • 2 ECTS | Histology and physiology of adipose tissue
  • 2 ECTS | Imaging techniques
  • 2 ECTS | Scientific research methodology
  • 2 ECTS | Medicine in aging
  • 3 ECTS | Applied pharmacology
  • 2 ECTS | Cosmetics and cosmeceuticals

  • Second Semester
  • 3 ECTS | Obesity. Overweight. Localized adiposity
  • 2 ECTS | Mesotherapy. Intradermal therapy
  • 3 ECTS | Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous and Lymphatic Pathology
  • 3 ECTS | Injectable Collagen Inducers and Fillers
  • 1 ECTS | Support and biostimulation threads. Face. Neck. Other areas
  • 2 ECTS | Controlled exfoliation. Peels

Second Year 49 ECTS credits


  • First Semester
  • 2 ECTS | Botulinum toxin
  • 2 ECTS | Complementary facial or body treatment techniques
  • 3 ECTS | Lasers and light sources
  • 3 ECTS | Dermocosmetics
  • 1 ECTS | Genital aesthetic medicine. Gyneco-aesthetics
  • 2 ECTS | Alopecia
  • 1 ECTS | Physical exercise and sports
  • 2 ECTS | Models of healthcare quality

  • Second Semester
  • 2 ECTS | Business analysis of aesthetic medicine centers
  • 2 ECTS | Deontology in Aesthetic Medicine
  • 4 ECTS | PRACTICAL WORKSHOP in Nebrija classrooms
  • 11 ECTS | INTERNSHIP in Aesthetic Medicine health centers
  • 14 ECTS | Final Research Project

Legend:

  • Compulsory (55 ECTS credits)
  • Professional Internship (11 ECTS credits)
  • Final Research Project (14 ECTS credits)

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Employability


Aesthetic Medicine is a multidisciplinary entity that uses knowledge, materials and technology for the prevention, maintenance and repair of the aesthetic aspect of people, without forgetting to promote healthy habits in terms of general well-being.

The need for quality academic training is based on the growing social demand for minimally invasive medical-aesthetic treatments, which do not require recovery times that interfere with the normal social and labor activity of people. It is required that every doctor who dedicates themselves to the clinical practice of this discipline has the necessary training to responsibly exercise the important comprehensive care work at the service of patients who are increasingly knowledgeable and demanding of Aesthetic Medicine.

Aesthetic Medicine is developed exclusively in private medical practice and is not covered by public medicine, this has generated an important health-medical sector with an industrial component of devices, pharmaceutical industry and services, of great economic value. Many medical professionals have directed their professional activity towards this sector due to the low remuneration of the rest of the public health specialties in comparison to other countries in our context. A minimally successful medical service in this sector tends to provide professional fees that are much more favorable than the average for other specialties.

Career Opportunities

The professional opportunities of this Master are mainly:

  • Doctor specialized in aesthetic medical assistance.
  • Expert in the treatment of aging modulation.
  • Medical director of an aesthetic medicine clinic in a private practice, or in hospitals or clinics.
  • Researcher of protocols and projects in aesthetic anti-aging.
  • Coordinator and manager of aesthetic medical-surgical multidisciplinary teams.
  • Promoter and social disseminator of healthy aging and well-being.
  • Medical director in companies of the pharmaceutical industry of aesthetic medicine.

Internships

Internships of 80 teaching hours (generally distributed over two weeks in a full-time work) in prestigious private clinics that participate as accredited teaching units of the master's degree. In order to facilitate the students' access, these accredited clinics are located in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and others to be determined. Where possible, the student will be able to choose from the available locations to carry out the corresponding internship, under the supervision of an individual tutor for each student.


"Hoy día el conocimiento científico es el pilar que sustenta el crecimiento de nuestra sociedad"
“Today, scientific knowledge is the pillar that sustains the growth of our society”
Sara Uceda Decana de la facultad
Sara Uceda Dean of the School
Sara Uceda
Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida y de la Naturaleza
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