British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine
The British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine is a newly established joint venture between the College of Medicine and Dentistry and the leader of aesthetic conferences and events, Aesthetic Medicine. The College of Medicine and Dentistry was established in 2018 and is one of the few private education providers offering a wide range of programmes for healthcare professionals. Working across a blended learning concept, the British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine aims to reach out to all aspiring individuals to improve their knowledge and skills within the field of Aesthetic Medicine. Our collaboration with Ulster University enables us to offer a wide range of career progression opportunities.
The College of Medicine and Dentistry (CoMD) has rapidly grown to a multi-national alumni and student body of over 200 graduates. The institute traces its beginnings within the BPP University School of Health, which in 2013 became the first private university in the UK to deliver postgraduate clinical dentistry programmes, starting with a class of 25 students.
The CoMD has since been established as an independent college in 2018, working with the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) and is continuing its drive and vision to become a leading independent research and innovation institution committed to excellence in healthcare education and training.
As of 2020, the British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine will be CoMD’s partner in helping to deliver advanced specialist education to facilitate healthcare professionals’ career aspirations in Aesthetic Medicine.
With a 7,600 sq ft campus comprising of a state-of-the-art simulation centre and clinical facilities, alongside an outreach centre, the BIAM is focused on its mission to deliver patient care and education in Aesthetic Medicine, alongside its collaborative research and teaching facilities.
Student Centred Education
Our world-class faculty and clinical staff are committed to ensuring our students are provided with the assistance, resources and services needed to help complete their Aesthetic Medicine programme. Courses at the BIAM build the skills and knowledge required to practice as highly competent clinicians, healthcare professionals and educationalists, with a commitment to high-quality and specialised patient care.
Welcome from the Director:
It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine, the hub for innovative education in all areas of aesthetics, that is established as a joint venture between the College of Medicine and Dentistry and the leader of aesthetic conferences and events, Aesthetic Medicine.
With a state-of-the-art campus in central Birmingham and clinical education hub in Central London, the founders have established themselves over the years as premier education and training providers.
Our multinational and renowned faculty are focused on offering specialised programmes based on the latest research, including various digital techniques. As a result, we have become a recognised front-runner in offering quality and flexible education, thanks to our pioneering faculty and contemporary approach.
As Director, one of my roles is to challenge, encourage, and support our faculty and students in their pursuit of innovation across our specialist fields in Aesthetic Medicine. New initiatives are always on the horizon as we look to broaden our educational opportunities, expand on research initiatives, and make a larger impact through our outreach efforts.
With outstanding resources, teaching in both clinical and simulated settings, we prepare graduates to be highly competent and skilled professionals in Aesthetic Medicine.
I welcome you to join us as we embark on a new era of Aesthetic Medicine education, developing innovative and ground-breaking strategies for the improvement and delivery of healthcare.
Professor Ali Ghanem
Director, British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine
Career Focused Education
Deliver excellence in Aesthetic Medicine education through pre-eminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, and academic values.
Provide dynamic and innovative techniques for clinically oriented education, student led and focused on outcomes.
The British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine (BIAM) values the importance of the highest academic and professional standards and our quality assurance and enhancement processes seek to support consistently excellent quality within teaching, learning, and the student experience.
The Academic Quality and Compliance department within BIAM has the responsibility to set out the mechanisms for internal quality assurance, standards and enhancement procedures and to ensure that these procedures are designed to meet the expectations of external quality assurance mechanisms.
External Quality Assurance
The British institute of Aesthetic Medicine follows the College of Medicine and Dentistry (CoMD) quality assurance framework that is designed in line with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, produced by QAA. CoMD academic and quality assurance managers presents a series of reference points to help the BIAM providers offer their students a high-quality experience.
In addition, the BIAM sets its programmes in line with relevant external bodies and statutory and regulatory organisations to ensure that we align with best sector practice for quality assurance and enhancement.
Internal Quality Assurance
Student Assessment and Feedback
New programmes are considered for approval with the aim of developing and designing courses effectively, creating unique and market-attractive programmes while ensuring creativity and innovation.
This process involves multiple stages including review by Board of Directors and Academic Council.
Admissions and Recruitment
The admission criteria are set to select the students who are capable of meeting the required standard of the course. We ensure that we have a reliable, fair and inclusive admissions system and that all students are provided with the support that they need to succeed from admission through to completion.
Programme Development and Approval
Assessments for each award are rigorously set and standardised. This enables student achievement to be measured reliably, fairly and transparently.
We use external examiners for independent confirmation that out processes have been applied appropriately and ensure awards are awarded equitably.
We regularly review and enhance our assessment policies, procedures and processes as they relate to standards to ensure they remain fit for purpose.
Student engagement is integral to our programmes and we promote a range of opportunities to provide this. This includes student feedbacks achieved via online surveys, where students have the opportunity to provide feedback on learning and teaching, programme delivery and assessments. In addition, Student Staff Liaison Committee meetings which are held after every module, offer a platform for effective communication between students and staff and encourage an open discussion.
Learning and Teaching
We ensure provision of effective learning and high-quality teaching to the students that include latest knowledge and techniques at cutting-edge of the practice.
The learning facilities and resources are accessible and relevant to students’ development of their knowledge and skills and our faculty includes highly respected professionals recognised world-wide for their practices.
Learning and Teaching
The British Institute of Aesthetic Medicine follows the College of Medicine and Dentistry model of governance, which is unicameral, and it is governed by a single body responsible for both academic and administrative matters. The governing body of the institute is exhibited at the CoMD Board of Directors (“BoD”) level. The BoD consult the board of investors to determine the academic priorities and is responsible for the quality of service that the BIAM offers to students, as well as its annual budget and strategic direction.