The contents of this master's degree are designed to train experts and opinion leaders in the use of lasers and light sources indicated for aesthetic and dermal aesthetic treatments. To a lesser extent, other non-laser energy-based equipment is also included, such as radio frequency, ultrasound and other emerging technologies.
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In Spain and Latin America, there are few specific training programs in medical-surgical lasers. However, there is a significant demand for training that comes predominantly from aesthetic doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons, given that, in these specialties, lasers and new technologies are essential for private medical practice.
This Master's degree is made up of an Advisory Committee of six experts of recognized world prestige.
Student profile: - Doctors interested in training in the use of different types of lasers, light sources and energy-based equipment (EBD) for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
- Doctors specializing in Dermatology, Aesthetic Medicine, Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, interested in improving the results obtained in patients.
- Doctors interested in clinical research or interested in professional opportunities in the industrial sector of laser and light sources.
Degree:Master´s Degree in Continuing Education in Medical-Surgical Lasers for Dermatoaesthetic Procedures
Center responsible:School of Life and Nature Sciences
Branch of knowledge: Health - Medical
Openings available: 18
Total Credits: 60 credits.
Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period
Academic year in which it was implemented: 2022/23
Duration: 2 years.
Type of Education: Blended
Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation. Common procedures for carrying out the Final Research Project
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The student must complete 60 credits
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Upon completion of the two-year learning process, which involves acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills, submitting Final Research Project, passing assessment and obtaining the Master's degree in Specialization in Medical-Surgical Lasers for Dermatoaesthetic Procedures from Nebrija University, students will be able to apply the following specific competences in their professional practice:
The modality of this Master's degree is Blended. The training program lasts two years, taught by a faculty of professors carefully selected based on their academic, professional, teaching and research experience.The first year of the Master's degree
The first year of the Master's degree includes a set of general chapters of online theoretical material.
The online teaching system will be carried out entirely through the Virtual Campus, accessible online through the teletraining platform currently in use at the University.
At the beginning of the course, the student is provided, online (email and downloadable material from the website), with the general documentation of the Master's degree, which will include:
This material will be accessible at all times through the Virtual Campus.
Each subject is coordinated by a tutor-professor, who is responsible for setting the training itineraries and providing students, through the Virtual Campus, with all the necessary material to take the subject.
The Virtual Campus for each subject is structured around a set of folders for communication, documentation, notices, etc. typical of e-learning educational projects. The platform also offers a series of fundamental tools for online learning, such as forums, videoconferencing, submission of work or document repositories for the dissemination of notes among students. Additionally, it incorporates tools such as surveys and exercises.
The teaching of the subjects is structured on training itineraries that are learning sequences programmed by the tutor based on the contents of the subject.
The tutor monitors the students' progress, knowing at all times what documents they have read and how much time they have spent on it.
The professors are permanently accessible via email with a maximum response time of 48 hours.
The publication of documentation is distributed throughout the academic year, in several installments corresponding to the different modules and learning stages, so that the student gradually assimilates the subject matter. Each of these educational material publications will be composed of various types of documents:
In the first year, the didactic methodology consists of teaching sessions programmed with a calendar that is previously communicated to the students. They are broadcast live online through Nebrija's Global Campus virtual classroom, with the presentation of the professor (supported, where appropriate, by slides and/or video) and the subsequent interaction with the students to answer questions and present clinical cases.
The second year of the Master's degree focuses on dermatological and dermo-aesthetic treatments, with a second series of chapters of theoretical-practical material, a Practical Workshop Course of Intensive Instruction (face-to-face) of 40 teaching hours in a university classroom equipped with lasers. It will take place in a single intensive week from Monday to Friday, 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon, with the support of the sector, at the Nebrija University installations in Madrid. In collaboration with the laser equipment manufacturing industry and EBD. Also in the second year, an internship of 70 teaching hours of face-to-face practices (generally distributed over two weeks of full-time work) is carried out in prestigious private clinics. To facilitate student access, if possible, these accredited clinics are located in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga. As far as possible, the student may choose any of the three locations to carry out the corresponding internship, under the supervision of an internship tutor, one for each student.
Practical face-to-face course of 40 teaching hours in a university teaching classroom equipped with laser. It will be held in a single intensive week from Monday to Friday, 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon, at the Nebrija University campus in Madrid. In collaboration with the industry manufacturer of laser equipment and EBD.
Submission and passing a tutored research project or Final Research Project (FRP). Each student must present and pass the results of a basic, clinical or bibliographic research project related to the contents of the master's degree before an evaluating tribunal. Each student will have the help of a tutor to carry out their research project. The estimated time for the execution of the FRP is 9 months.
In order to obtain the corresponding degree, it will be necessary to take the theoretical-practical contents, pass the online theoretical evaluations, pass a face-to-face theoretical-practical exam, pass the evaluation of the internship tutor, pass the evaluation of the project tutor and pass the presentation of the FRP before the corresponding tribunal.
The medical field in which Laser technology is most applied is in dermal aesthetics. As Aesthetic Medicine is practiced exclusively in private medical field 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 to this sector due to the low remuneration of the rest of public health specialties compared 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 of other specialties.
Internship of 70 teaching hours (generally distributed over two weeks in 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 Malaga.
Where possible, the student may choose any of the three locations to carry out the corresponding internship, under the supervision of an individual internship tutor for each student.