Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (PDAM)

MAHSA University

The Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (PDAM) is a postgraduate training Program that complies with Malaysian LCP (Letter of Credentialing & Privileging) requirements and helps to prepare Malaysian doctors for the LCP Board Examination.

Aesthetic Medical practitioners and Academicians, who understands the practice and its limitations, designed the Program, making it unique compared to any other courses in the region. PDAM gives equal importance in coaching theory, procedural skills and business management; giving doctors an insight into other arenas that are not normally taught in Healthcare education. This ensures the graduates are efficient in both the medical and management portfolio, including business development and business operations. PDAM incorporates state of the art teaching methodology, such as 3D anatomy labs (Anatomage), cadavers for facial dissection and access to online journals in order to facilitate their learning process.

PDAM is conducted over the weekends, and by combining conventional lecturing with E-Learning in order to facilitate doctors to study while working and to balance between family, life and work. The Centre has also invested in an array of lasers and Aesthetic Medical devices in order to support the doctors to complete the required number of cases as per the LCP requirements.

Program Summary
  • Combines E-Learning with classroom teaching;
  • Complies with international teaching standards;
  • Focuses extensively in practical / clinical training for doctors;
  • Facilitates practitioners to study amidst their busy schedule;
  • Constantly updated to be abreast with global developments;
  • Includes Medical Spa Operation & Business Development modules;
  • Coached in actual clinical setting with access to latest Aesthetic devices;
  • Coached by LCP certified trainers, senior lecturers and industry experts;
  • Helps to fast-track doctors to apply for the Malaysian LCP (Aesthetic Medicine) in 10 months;
PDAM Objectives
  • To prepare doctors for the Malaysian LCP board examination.
  • To ensure every practitioner is familiar with Aesthetic Medicine regulations and the medical code of ethics.
  • To ensure doctors are skilled and knowledgeable in diagnosing, prescribing and performing Aesthetic Medical procedures safely and efficiently.
  • To ensure doctors are able to perform Aesthetic Medical procedures confidently and independently.
  • To have revisited and refreshed their pre-medical knowledge, including anatomy, physiology, basic dermatology, psychiatry and plastic surgery.
  • To have gained a better insight into medico legal issues and proceedings.
  • To have improvised their business acumen, marketing skills and financial operations.
  • To be Aesthetic Physicians of International standards.
Teaching Methodology
  • The Program is taught combining conventional and online learning in order to assist doctors to study without interrupting their work or family life. Some of the modules, such as Cadaveric dissection and the Anatomage system make it easier for doctors to recap facial anatomy.
  • Teaching methodology for PDAM includes:
    • Classroom lecturers;
    • Online learning;
    • Facial cadaveric dissection;
    • 3D Anatomy System – Anatomage Table;
    • Clinical training – Injectables;
    • Clinical training – Lasers & Medical devices;
    • Clinical training – Chemical Peel & Microdermabrasion;
    • Business development workshops;
    • Conferences and workshop by international and local trainers / speakers;
  • Associate Professor Dr Ramamurthy is the course coordinator and the Head of Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. He is a renowned Aesthetic Physician, Certified LCP Trainer and Senior Lecturer for several Universities in Malaysia. Dr Ramamurthy, formerly the founding president of Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine has been an industry expert for more than 2 decades with over 15 years of teaching experience. He has mentored thousands of doctors across Asia and developed academic curriculums for numerous Universities and Colleges.
  • Other trainers include lecturers from MAHSA University’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry.
  • External expert trainers forum will include plastic surgeons and dermatologist (either local or international), which may be in the form of seminars or workshops.
  • The Program is divided into 2 semesters of 5 months each. First semester covers theory while the entire second semester is dedicated for clinical work.
  • Semester I consist of Part I and Part II theory. Part I covers basic understanding about Aesthetic Medicine and serve as a refresher to pre-medical teaching. Part II covers Aesthetic Procedures in-depth, ranging from procedures to managing complications. Part II also coaches on Business Management and Regenerative Medicine.
  • Semester II coaches on clinical training and business operation workshops. Students also have the opportunity to discuss more advanced topics during the practical training and workshop.
  • MAAM provides "Hands On Assistance" to students in order for them to complete their logbook. Students are entitled to perform a maximum of 40% of the cases only at MAAM, while the remaining cases shall be done on their own accord / registered clinic. Number of cases required to complete the logbook is as described by LCP guidelines.
  • The topics include:
    • About Aesthetic Medicine
    • Aesthetic Medicine Guidelines
    • Facial Anatomy
    • Skin Physiology
    • Clinical Dermatology
    • Aesthetic Pharmacology
    • Aesthetic Medical Procedures
    • Lasers & Intense Pulsed Light
    • Skin Tightening Devices
    • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
    • Laser Hair Removal
    • Laser Tattoo Removal
    • Lasers & Pigmentation
    • Botulinium Toxin
    • Dermal Fillers
    • Facial Augmentation
    • Chemical Peel
    • Microdermabrasion
  • The PDAM Program consists of 30 credits, which is tantamount to 1200 hours, conducted over 10 months.
  • The course is conducted during the weekends for 6 days in a month over a total of 40 weeks
  • It consists of onsite lecture and clinical training. Doctors will also be required to complete their clinical cases (logbook), thesis, projects and assessments.
  • Classes are conducted biweekly, from 0900 hours to 1700 hours on Saturdays and Sundays, with 2 tea breaks and 1 lunch break.
  • There shall not be classes on designated national public holidays, and the schedule shall be adjusted accordingly.
  • The Schedule is subject to change and Students will be notified accordingly.
Entry Criteria
  • Malaysian Students
    • Malaysian medical doctors with full medical registration and a valid APC (Annual Practicing Certificate);
    • Medical indemnity insurance;
    • Minimum of 1-year medical practicing experience;
  • International Students
    • Equivalent medical recognition from the Local Medical Council / Board;
    • Valid travelling Visa;
    • Minimum of 1 year medical practicing experience;
  • Each batch is limited to not more than 25 doctors in order to maintain quality training.
  • Intakes shall be twice a year, during April and September every year.
  • For further information, please contact course administrator at (+603) 7956 2693 or email us at
Training Location
  • Theory and tutorials shall be conducted at MAHSA Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (MAAM), Block D, MAHSA University, Jalan Elmu off Jalan University 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
  • Practical training shall be at MAHSA Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, Jalan University Campus, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Students need to register at MAHSA University, Jalan University Campus in Kuala Lumpur. Please contact our course administrator at 03-7956 2693 or to assist you in the registration process.
  • Registration date shall cease 2 weeks before commencement of classes. Please register early to book your enrolment.
  • Please bring along the following for registration:
    • 2 copies of passport sized color photograph;
    • 1 copy of full registration with MMC;
    • 1 copy of APC;
    • 1 copy of NRIC or Passport;
Payment & Fees
  • Fee is RM 38,000, which is inclusive of:
    • Lectures and clinical training;
    • Clinical observation (Injectable and Lasers);
    • Use of Aesthetic equipments such as CO2 Laser, NdYAG Laser, Alexandrite or Diode Laser;
    • Cadaveric dissection;
    • Access to selected online journals;
    • Examination fees;
  • Fee is not inclusive of:
    • Purchase of Aesthetic Pharmaceuticals such as Botulinium, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels;
    • Purchase of drugs and / or consumables, including needles, syringes, etc;
    • Purchase of equipments;
    • Purchase of reference textbooks;
    • Society memberships;
    • Third party seminars or conferences;
  • Payment shall be made at the time of registration.
  • For further information, please contact course administrator at (+603) 7956 2693 or email us at
  • Students may be required to purchase the following in order to successfully complete the course:
    • Aesthetic pharmaceuticals (Botulinium Toxin, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peel) to do procedures on their patients;
    • Drugs and consumables to do procedures on their patients;
    • Laser and Aesthetic Medical Devices;
    • Reference textbooks (hard or soft copies);
  • All purchases are made directly from the suppliers.
  • Students are free to purchase all or any of the consumables from vendors of their choice.
  • Please note that the PDAM is only a preparatory Program to assist doctors (hereafter known as Trainees) to apply and prepare for the LCP EXAMINATION as conducted by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
  • The Program is NOT in any way awarding or guarantying Trainees the LCP qualification, and neither does it confirm that any Trainee will receive the LCP qualification.
  • Please note that the call for examination or the award of LCP accreditation to the Trainee is solely at the discretion of the LCP Committee.
  • Trainee shall be responsible to:
    • Have fulfilled the minimum requirements as deemed by the LCP Committee;
    • Be in possession of a valid APC and Medical Indemnity Insurance;
    • Successfully complete the scheduled examination;
    • Acquire all drugs, consumables, equipments and any other requirements in order to perform procedures;
    • This disclaimer is not exhaustive and shall form part of the Student Handbook and Guidelines For LCP as described by the Committee for Aesthetic Medicine, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.