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CBMDA Distance Learning

The China Britain Medical and Dental Academy, in partnership with Education e-Learning for Healthcare, has developed a distance learning resource to support good clinical practice.

CBMDA the Academy's Distance Learning supports the training programme for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and is aimed at plastic surgery trainees. The e-learning will also appeal to consultants, non-consultant career grades and allied health professionals who want to increase and update their knowledge base.

Aesthetic Medicine

Postgraduate Certificate ( 1 year Part-time Distance Learning )



Specific topics in aesthetic medicine are covered in a total of four modules via the CBMDA teaching package.

Each module will have a CBMDA assessment and a 2,000-word essay to be submitted online.

An OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) will be held at the end of the academic year.

Core modules

  • Cutaneous Physiology, Healing, Scarring and Ageing

  • Hair Biology and Hair Treatment

  • Non-invasive Techniques

  • Laser and Camouflage Techniques



This innovative and challenging programme will provide clinicians with a solid foundation in aesthetic principles and safe practice within aesthetic medicine to enhance and advance their clinical practice. The qualification will demonstrate ongoing training and learning in the area of Aesthetic Medicine which is becoming increasingly important as the drive for better regulation of aesthetic practice continues. China Britain Medical and Dental Academy has an excellent reputation in the area of medical training and is well recognised in both China and the UK. Studying at CBMDA will be a unique and enriching opportunity.



The CBMDA Aesthetic Medicine programme focuses on non-operative techniques and is open to a variety of clinicians such as Doctors, Dentists and Nurses. The distance learning modules will enable students to progress at a pace that fits around their daily commitments with set assignment submission deadlines during the academic year facilitating planning.

The teaching content will provide students with a strong scientific background in aesthetic medicine including skin physiology and hair biology. A sound knowledge base will be developed in basic and advanced techniques such as Botox, fillers, derma rollers, lasers and cosmeceuticals.

The importance of evidence-based practice will be developed through a critique of aesthetic literature and synthesis of balanced views, impacting your practice. There will be crucial hands-on training through two clinical days within the one-year academic period. Accompanying lectures will help students evaluate their practice and consolidate learning they have been undertaking throughout the year.

Admission status:
UK or undefined Distance Learning
Annual Admission
Find out more:
China Britain Medical and Dental Academy
Tel: +44 (0) 7718 6323 87

Entry requirements


Completion of Medical or Dental Degree (MBBS/MBcHB, MD, BDS) recognised by China Britain Medical and Dental Academy.

Completion of Nursing degree (diploma not accepted) (Nursing and Midwifery Council registration and a minimum of four years working experience)

English requirements should be any of the following:

  • IELTS (overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 in the Writing and Speaking modules)

  • Chinese students attending clinical days will require an appropriate travel visa according to CBMDA regulations. Further advice is obtainable via CBMDA International Students Adviser under CBMDA Services

Learning and teaching


An online platform provides study materials, videos and literature for modules and allows completion of summative assessments. Students will be supported by online tutors and student discussion forms will facilitate discussions.

This online learning environment comprises:

  • Weekly written material about the subject complemented by clinical pictures

  • Supplementary reading and a selection of relevant journal articles

  • Quizzes-  summative assessment comprising  MCQs (Multiple-choice questions)

  • Student Café – this area of the site allows pictures and questions or messages to be posted for discussion within the group. The current students find this a useful way of interacting with other students



Tuition fees: POA



There are a number of sources of funding available for CBMDA students.

These include a significant package of competitive CBMDA bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

CBMDA bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for CBMDA students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

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