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This course equips clinicians with the fundamental knowledge needed to understand the laser and IPL technology used in aesthetic practice. The unit on light physics discusses the science of light and concepts such as the electromagnetic spectrum, selective photothermolysis and the interactions between light and the skin. The unit on laser and IPL systems gives an overview of how the technology works. The unit on regulation covers legislation, regulation and standards both nationally and those pertaining to the state-based requirements set out for Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.
The safety unit is the largest topic and ensures the participant understands the requirements for client and staff safety, personal protective equipment, controlled access to laser rooms and laser safety planning and auditing. This course also gives an introduction to the common clinical applications of lasers and IPL in clinical practice.
This is a strongly practical focussed online laser safety course with comprehensive information on topics such as IPL hair removal, laser tattoo removal, pigmentation, skin resurfacing and vascular conditions. This course builds on the safety information and common clinical applications of lasers and IPL in clinical practice covered in the Laser & intense pulsed light safety training course (cosmetic practice) or in other introductory laser safety courses undertaken. It has in depth coverage of clinical presentations including the reduction of unwanted hair, pigmentation disorders, vascular conditions, photodynamic therapy, skin rejuvenation and resurfacing and tattoo removal.
The course has a significant section on the principles of professional and clinical practice and covers such topics as AHPRA compliant advertising and the prevention of burns. It includes a set of laser safety standard operating policy and procedure templates and a clear log book to record practical experience.
The Refresher course is designed especially for an experienced practitioner with a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) this online course will empower you by reinforcing your knowledge and skills around light physics, lasers and IPL systems, safety, regulation and aesthetic practice so that you can maintain your professional clinical expertise.
This Online Learning Program is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 8 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard. Australian College of Nursing.
The safety component of all of our courses are approved. Only licensed ADD: medical practitioners can use Class 3B and 4 lasers for aesthetic / cosmetic / surgical purposes in WA.Government of Western Australia Radiological Council.
Persons successfully completing the Introductory course will have satisfied the laser / IPL safety requirements for an application for licence. Tasmanian Government Endorsement.
The Introductory course can be referenced when applying to hold a laser licence or certificate Tasmanian Government Endorsement.