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CBMDA Academy
Continuing Professional Development 
Medical Institute
Delivered by CBMDA the Academy with its University Hospital Partners from UK/EU/China

China-Japan Friendship Hospital

CBMDA the Association has established partnerships with universities and its medical/dental schools across the UK. Our referral scheme will help you apply for your desired postgraduate programmes, Ph.D research positions, international exchange programmes at the top 10 UK medical and dental schools. 

CBMDA also assists its foreign candidates to prepare, participate and successfully pass PLAB exam held by General Medical Council UK and ORE exam held by General Dental Council UK, which are the ultimate tests to enable foreign qualified doctors and dentists to practise in the UK as well as in all 28 EU countries. 

Our referral scheme also assists Chinese or foreign high school candidates apply for UK Medical MBBS and Dental BDS programmes. After graduation, you will be automatically registered with General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC) and will automatically be granted the licenses to practise medicine or dentistry in the UK or any of the 28 EU countries. 

CBMDA MasterClass Programmes

China Britain Medical and Dental Academy provides a full range of classroom and hands on courses in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Whilst there are a number of training courses available for Aesthetic Surgery, you can be rest assured that CBMDA is your number one choice. Firstly, CBMDA medical branch is led by industry recognised cosmetic and plastic surgeons. The available central London training locations for our CBMDA students include the prestigious Harley Street, The Royal Society of Medicine, University College London Eastman Dental Institute and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 


Our programme advisors, clinical teachers are all experts in their field, come from a variety of backgrounds whether that mean they are a Surgeon, Doctor, Nurse Prescriber or Aesthetic Practitioner. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge from each of them. We like to think our training courses make it fun to learn, whilst gaining the maximum amount of practical ‘hands on’ training with live models and the theory aspect of the course is completed via our online resource prior to attendance.

MasterClass Programme in Aesthetic Medicine

Postgraduate Certificate

1 year 4 sessions classroom and clinical training



China Britain Medical and Dental Academy MasterClass Programmes and Bespoke Courses are additional courses for the experienced practitioners who are already delivering quality injectable treatments and who want to enhance their learning to expand their skills and knowledge.


From Botulinum Toxin to Dermal Fillers injecting, laser tattoo removal to laser hair removal we customise a bespoke training course to suit your individual requirements and availability. The training will take place in a clinical setting at a leading Harley Street aesthetics clinic lead by plastic surgeons.



MasterClass Programme Curriculum
Session 1 
Hair Restoration and Transplant
Chemical Peel and Mesotherapy

During the first 5 days of the one-year comprehensive Master Clinician Aesthetic Medicine programme, we will cover the two main procedures that are emerging as the most successful procedures: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).  They are both essentially a form of transplant from existing hair follicles but there are significant differences.  The most important factor in both methods is keeping the hair follicle unit healthy and intact. 


At CBMDA we separate chemical peel procedures training into two levels in order to ensure aesthetics professionals administer only the correct type of treatment for the skin condition or objective.

The Foundation Level is the standard training course for milder skin complaints or appearance improvements such as anti-ageing.  The Advanced Level is necessary if you wish to offer chemicals peels as a solution for more severe skin conditions such as scarring or deep pigmentation. In order to enrol on the Advanced Level you will need to have a greater understanding of skin anatomy and therefore a medical background with proof of qualifications is needed

Admission status:
UK and China
Biannual Admission
Find out more:
China Britain Medical and Dental Academy
Tel: +44 (0) 7718 6323 87
Course content for Hair Transplant

Both FUT, FUE and chemical peeling training courses are comprised of three modules:

  1. Theoretical training – via a self-paced online portal with interactive learning and examination.

 2. Tutorial sessions with demonstrations

 3. Hands-on practical sessions


The FUT and FUE content:

  • The evolution of surgical hair restoration

  • Patient care and well-being

  • Understanding the role of a hair transplant technician

  • Medications required, pre and post-op

  • Post-operation care


Specific surgical practices:

  • Uncomplicated patient consultation/selection for surgery

  • Complicated patient consultation/selection for surgery (eg. scar reconstruction or revision hair transplant)

  • Hair line design

  • Strip FUT harvest (incision, dissection and closure)

  • Strip FUT slivering

  • Graft cutting

  • Incision making

  • Graft Placing (forceps and implanter)

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (manual non-motorised and manual mechanised)

  • Incision making (intact)

  • Follicular Unit Extraction graft extraction

Course content for Chemical Peels


  • Anatomy of the skin

  • Identifying skin types

  • Diagnosing skin complaints

  • Different types of chemical peels/selecting the correct peel for the client

  • Using superficial and medium depth chemical peels, AHA and TCA peels.

  • Pre-peel prep and post-peel care

  • How to deal with complications

  • Demonstration by trainer

  • Practical session on models


Our advanced level skin peel session is for doctors, dentists and nurse prescribers only and will include administering deeper chemical skin peels for more severe pigmentation and scarring.  These peels usually require skin preparation for the patient and down time following the treatment.

Session 2 
Botox and Dermal Fillers

During session 2, CBMDA Botox and Dermal Fillers Programme will give you a full understanding of the product and how to administer it safely with outstanding results for your clients every time.  This session design is at the leading edge of training in aesthetics procedures. The depth of learning and hands-on practice will equip you and your teams with the knowledge and experience you need to be fully regulated and confident to deliver safe and outstanding services at your clinic.


This session also provides you with all the practical skills and theory to administer Botox® and dermal fillers in isolation for complex procedures, and in combination with one another.  The course covers a full range of the more technically difficult, rarer and increased skilled procedures to rejuvenate the entire face.


The theory part of session 2: Botox and Dermal Fillers session will mainly be done online through our comprehensive learning resource portal prior to attending.  CBMDA recognise that a hands-on approach works best when desiring a career in facial aesthetics our delegates have the chance to undertake cadaveric dissection on fresh frozen material to gain experience before moving on to injecting live models.

At our London session you will get the chance to network with fellow professionals in the aesthetics and cosmetic surgery world as well as keeping up to date with the latest advanced in the industry and being exposed to a number of different brands of Botox and dermal filler.

Botox Course Content

  • Facial Anatomy

  • Optional dissection and injectable practice on cadavers

  • Different types/brands of Botulinum Toxin

  • Medical history, consent forms and note taking

  • Patient assessment

  • Frown lines

  • Forehead lines

  • Crow’s feet

  • Brow lifting

  • Achieving a natural result with Botox

  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment care

  • Possible complications and how to avoid/deal with them

  • Demonstrations

  • Practical training on models

Advanced Course Content

  • Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)

  • Definition of the chin/jaw (bruxism)

  • How to correct a downward turned smile

  • Brow lift

  • Reduce a gummy smile

  • Smoker’s lines around the mouth

  • Nefertiti lift


Dermal Fillers Course Content

  • Facial Anatomy

  • Optional dissection and injectable practice on cadavers

  • Medical history and note taking

  • Different types of dermal fillers

  • Patient assessment

  • Nose to mouth lines

  • Lines around the eyes

  • Marionette lines

  • Chin lines

  • How to achieve a natural result with Dermal Fillers

  • Botox or Dermal Fillers?

  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment care

  • Possible complications and how to avoid/deal with them

  • Demonstrations

  • Practical training on models

  • What next?  Overview of Advanced Level Dermal Fillers

Advanced Course Content
  • Cheekbone enhancement

  • Chin definition

  • Jawline definition

  • How to reduce smoker’s lines

  • Combined fillers

Session 3 
Minor Surgical Skills

China Britain Medical and Dental Academy Master Clinician Programme session 3 is a five day clinic based event designed to prepare those new to these skills to undertake minor surgical procedures.  The session is also ideal for those already performing procedures who need to update or refresh their knowledge and skills. You can always be guaranteed of low delegate to teacher ratios for optimum learning.


As well as viewing various videos and demonstrations by the tutor, delegates will also undertake minor surgical procedures under the tutor’s guidance and DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills) assessments as required by CBMDA.  Small group work, a question and answer session and skin and suture models to enhance learning.  This session is designed to increase confidence in surgical techniques.

Minor Surgical Skills Content


  • Skin Anatomy and physiology

  • Wound Healing

  • Lesion Identification

  • Skin Cancer

  • Treatment options including curettage, cautery, diathermy, shave/ellipse excision, punch biopsy and surgery

  • Skin preparation

  • Local anaesthesia

  • Haemostasis

  • Suturing Technique

  • Cyst removal

  • Lipomas

  • Ingrown toenails/abscess removal

  • Histology

  • Medico-legal requirements

  • Adverse events and complications

Session 4 
Laser and Light Therapy

The CBMDA Master Clinician Programme in Aesthetic Surgery Session 4: Laser & Light Therapies provides a knowledge based route of learning for practitioners in the medical, beauty and aesthetic industries. This session gives delegates the opportunity to:


  • Develop an understanding of the features of lasers and light, hazards and controls of lasers and light such as legislation, controls and regulations and risk.

  • Tissue interaction with lasers, light and electromagnetic radiation and correct principles and procedure for client consultation and for obtaining valid consent.

  • Develop skills in communication, record keeping, interpreting specifications and use of equipment.

  • Learn about hair and tattoo removal, non-ablative and vascular treatments.

  • Develop your own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Core modules

  • Hair Restoration and Transplant
  • Minor Surgical Skills
  • Botox
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Facial Anatomy
  • Laser and Light Therapy
  • Chemical Peel and Mesotherapy

At the end of the course the delegates will feel confident in their knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

Day 1:  Laser and Light Sectors, Features of Lasers and Light

Day 2: Light, laser and EM interactions with tissue

Day 3: Hazards and controls of lasers and light and Consultation and Consent


Day 4: Principles of hair removal and Non ablative water targeting


Day 5: Tattoo removal and Vascular treatments



Once you have completed our Master Clinician Programme in Aesthetic Medicine and you have been certificated, we ask that you submit the required amount of ‘post training in clinic evidence’ and case studies within a 3 month period. This may be in the form of witness statements, client testimonials, photographic evidence, and reflection. You will learn more about post study on your training days and you will be provided with a work study pack to assist you.

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)


We ask that you complete the registration form found on our ‘Apply Now’ section of the website; so that we can confirm you have the appropriate qualifications and to ensure that you can gain insurance. We will not deliver a course unless we can have this confirmation and that we can provide you with vital ‘malpractice treatment insurance’.


English requirements should be 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

  • High model to delegate ratio – plenty of expertly supervised practical experience with real patients.

  • Maximum 5 trainees per trainer, thereby allowing individualised tuition.

  • Free and exclusive access to our highly active online community for post-course support, questions and debate.

  • Comprehensive course structure which empowers you to master the whole professional process, not just the injections.

  • Unique algorithms in the theory course give you certainty when you are injecting on your own.

  • Dedicated fully-equipped modern clinic environment and lecture room.

  • All products included.

  • Insurer-approved certificate of attendance.



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.

Master Overview
Master Structure
Master Entry
Master Learning and Teaching
Master Fees and Funding


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