University College London (UCL) has become the first global academic institution to offer a Master’s of Surgery (MS) in Aesthetics and Minimally-invasive Aesthetics, supported by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
Launching in September 2021, the new programme includes two courses – one for doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists, and the other designed for surgeons.
BAAPS explains that many of its council members, including consultant plastic surgeon professor Afshin Mosahebi and past presidents Mr Rajiv Grover and Mr Paul Harris, have been involved in developing content and running the modules. BAAPS president Miss Mary O’Brien will be the external examiner.
Professor Mosahebi commented, “As this sector of medicine is outside of the NHS in the UK, its governance and standards of care have been the focus of much debate over recent years. In an attempt to put some rigour into this area, there is a growing push to fully legitimise this sector of medicine with BAAPS advising patients to ensure that their surgeon or practitioner is fully licensed and accredited – and they are in full support of the UCL programme.”