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develop, it also serves to benchmark safety and compliance at a high standard. There are risks involved in the practical application of beauty and health treatments, which must be managed and understood. Today, practitioners provide high-risk skin management services, as well as post-treatment wound management. Formal training and qualifications are a safeguard to reduce and prevent the possibility of adverse events occurring. Dr Gbatu says, “The program at Torrens University develops the aspiring Aesthetics practitioner through a rigorous series of academic coursework and practical training in realistic clinical settings, using evidence-based healthcare principles.” The possibility of detriment to individuals at the hands of unqualified practitioners is too high a risk. The repercussions from a single incident can negatively impact a business’ reputation, and adverse events can make insurance coverage in our industry more difficult. To keep up with the rate of change in our industry, it is of the utmost importance that graduates understand and adhere to regulations and set standards of practice. Advanced qualifications prepare students for real-world scenarios Dr Gbatu believes that the Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) program at Torrens University prepares graduates for the real-life situations they will face during their career. “Students are exposed to courses in human biology, human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, cosmetic chemistry, biosafety and environmental health – all aim to develop a solid evidence-based physical science foundation,” says Dr Gbatu. People who undertake the undergraduate degree in Dermal Aesthetics will enjoy an increased scope of practice, increasing their opportunities for employment. Degrees such

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as those offered by Torrens can benefit the industry overall, through improved standards, increased integrity and greater professionalism. The Torrens Aesthetics program provides immersion through partnerships with industry leaders such as Aspect, Dr, Cosmedix, Results Rx, Murad, Cryomed, Etherea, Clatuu and Dermapen. By undertaking a degree at Torrens, graduates have also the opportunity to progress their careers into nursing, such as postgraduate studies into an MBA or Master of Public Health. Now, more than ever, we need a global emphasis on the importance of rigorous standards to ensure compliance to government legislation at state, national and international levels. Upholding standards globally begins with education. Education helps to protect graduates beginning their career and professionals working in the field, and it acts as due diligence to continue developing this industry into the future. The Torrens University of Australia Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) program was developed in consultation with industry leaders, both within Australia and globally, to meet the needs of the Aesthetics industry in a practical and progressive way. Dr Gbatu says that his experience as an educator, along with his involvement in the curriculum development process, has given him the insight necessary to inform his opinion of the program and of high-level education in the industry. “The Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) program at Torrens University is uniquely situated to meet the fundamental requirements in preparing the next generation of Aesthetics practitioners, in my opinion.” APJ For more information about Torrens University programs in Dermal Aesthetics visit torrens.edu.au/beauty-courses. To support aspirational professionals looking to achieve the highest level of qualifications we offer an Industry Scholarship, find out more and apply visit torrens.edu.au/ apply-online/scholarships

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APJ Vol 38 2018  

Aesthetics Practitioners Journal Volume 38 Spring 2018 - The official publication of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)

APJ Vol 38 2018  

Aesthetics Practitioners Journal Volume 38 Spring 2018 - The official publication of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)

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