Professional Behaviours in Aesthetic Surgery (PBAS)
Are you familiar with all the recent changes and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will have had, on many cosmetic surgery practices? The landscape of cosmetic surgery has changed so much over the last few years in terms of legislation, marketing and promotion, especially with the introduction and acceptance of more virtual consultations.
We all need to ensure that we are continually delivering and promoting the very best standards of cosmetic surgery. If you are an established practitioner already, or just starting out on your journey, this course is designed for you to ensure you are delivering the absolute best practice possible. This course will cover topics such as ‘Standards’, ‘Marketing’, ‘The Patient’ and ‘The Consultation Journey’ to give you as a learner and as someone running a practice or indeed working within a practice, oversight into these essential areas.
Professional Behaviours in Aesthetic Surgery is an accredited online course that forms part of the Intercollegiate Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme. The Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme is designed to recognise and promote high standards and good practice.
The course has been developed by The Royal College of Surgeons of England in collaboration with the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.
Professional Behaviour is one of the most significant areas that impact patient satisfaction, quality and safety in aesthetic surgery.
Course participants complete approximately 13 hours of online learning developed by subject matter experts before attending a two-hour virtual discussion facilitated by expert faculty in their fields. Both online learning and the synchronous virtual discussion are mandatory. We use some of the themes you will learn about during the online learning as part of the live discussion and so you will not be able to attend the virtual discussion before completing all the online learning.
Please note that the Professional Behaviours in Aesthetic Surgery course is just one element of the Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme. Attending the course alone does not certify an individual under the Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme. If you wish to apply for certification, you can register and begin your online application prior to completing the course.
We strongly recommend commencing your online application as soon as possible, as it will take a little time to complete. If you require further information regarding the Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme, please contact the helpdesk.
Participants will have to complete the course (e-learning and online facilitated discussion) within six months of enrolment. Please ensure that you have the availability to complete the course within the above timescale.
Currently, we have availability on the virtual classroom dates listed below. Please note that you have to complete the e-learning before you can book a place in a virtual classroom. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Discussion forum dates:
Tuesday 24th May 0945-1200
Tuesday 21st June 0945-1200
Friday 1st July 0945-1200
Friday 5th August 0945-1200
- 1.75 days
This course is suitable for participants that meet the eligibility criteria for the Intercollegiate Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme, which are available here.
Please note that a version of this course for established practitioners is now available.
After completing this course you should be able to:
- adhere to the GMC guidelines for cosmetic surgery, including full appraisal, as well as the CMA guidelines on financial disclosure;
- define the features underpinning the specialty association standards of ethical practice (BAAPS/BAPRAS);
- critically analyse your financial, ethical and legal (GDPR, CMA, ASA, MHRA, ICO Cert) relationship to your patients;
- be aware of high levels of psychological vulnerability in cosmetic patients;
- have a clear process for assessment and management of such vulnerability including pathways for psychological support;
- describe and apply your own ethical marketing pathway, including your competencies, experiences and qualifications;
- identify a pressure sales situation and avoid incentivised marketing techniques;
- maintain a personal standard of professional competency in the areas where you practice and develop a reflective skillset;
- establish a multi-disciplinary team of professionals for maintaining best practices (second opinion);
- contrast a well-informed and an ill-informed patient, and recognise each patient’s particular medical and financial considerations in the short, medium and long term;
- describe the features of a safe, supportive consultation process (CQC standard);
- communicate effective postoperative care procedures with both healthcare professionals and patients;
- explain how to professionally manage patient complaints and complications, as well as your professional indemnity obligations.
Important Booking Information
Before booking your place on the Professional Behaviours in Aesthetic Surgery course, please be advised of the following information:
- Participants will have to complete the course within six months of enrolment. Please ensure that you have the availability to complete the course within the above timescale.
- Course participants will have to submit their completed online certification application within 12 months of completing the course (or the course must be repeated).
If you are a newly qualified CCT/CCST holder, please ensure that you:
- meet all of the criteria for certification before registering on to the Professional Behaviours in Aesthetic Surgery course, or expect to do so within the time limits specified above;
- this includes meeting the minimum criteria within the ‘Operation Numbers’ section within the certification scheme;
- if you are unable to certify within 12 months after completing the course, you will be required to repeat the Professional Behaviours in Aesthetic Surgery course.
Please note, if you are unable to meet the above criteria within the given timescales, you can register for the Professional Behaviours in Aesthetic Surgery course later, when you are able to do so.
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The course covers the following topics:
- Professional guidelines
- Indemnity insurance
- Professional competency
- Reflection and ethics
- Psychological issues in cosmetic practice
- Ethical marketing
The consultant journey
- The consultation process
- The well-informed patient: a surgeon’s legal obligations
- Conveying the risk
- Post-operative care
- Complaints and complications
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Full price: £475.00
Please note, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at the cancellation policy first.
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