Master of Surgery - by Module
The Master of Surgery (MCh) by module is the first in Ireland to incorporate a taught component in addition to the research dissertation.
Available over one year on a full-time basis or two years part-time, programme modules are designed to equip you with a versatile skill set that will help you better meet the demands of higher surgical training.
The programme greatly benefits medical graduates planning a surgical career in obtaining a higher degree in surgery. This programme can be undertaken before, during or on completion of a structured surgical training programme.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
• Understand the major principles of healthcare ethics and law and their application to a surgical setting.
• Understand the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in the conduct of human subject clinical research.
• Recognise issues and circumstances in healthcare practice and clinical research that raise potential legal liability.
• Understand the frameworks necessary to analyse and critically evaluate claims based on expert knowledge.
• Develop an idea into a comprehensive research strategy.
• Recognise and manage errors in surgical practice due to human error or medical/surgical devices.
• Understand the medical device design and development process, from concept to commercialisation.
• Comprehend the role of surgery in global health and policymaking in emerging health systems of developing countries.
• Analyse stakeholders and organisational culture within the organisation or service which they work.
To be considered eligible for the programme, you must:
• Hold the degree of MB/BAO/BCh or equivalent
• Be registered and in good standing with your professional registration body
• Resident in Ireland and working in the Irish Health service at time of application
• Possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references
• Ideally candidates should have some practical experience and knowledge of clinical research as there is a strong research component within the programme
• Due to the academic time commitments of the full time programme we strongly advise those in full time employment to pursue the part time programme.
• Research Methods: Protocol Design, Development, and Analysis
This module will equip you with the tools to prepare, manage, and design a substantial research project.
• Leading and Managing your Organisation/Service
The aim of this module is to provide you with hands-on experience in the industry of medical invention, from identifying unmet needs to developing clinical and market strategies. The module also seeks to build your awareness of the various roles of clinical professionals (surgeons) in the design and development of medical devices.
• Healthcare Ethics, Law and Clinical Research
This module aims to provide surgeons in training with an opportunity to gain a deeper and more systematic understanding of ethical and legal issues both in principle and in practical aspects of health care and clinical research.
• Medical Device Design and Development
The aim of this module is to provide scholars with hands-on experience in the industry of medical invention, from identifying un-met needs to developing clinical and market strategies. The module will also seek to build the participants awareness of the various roles of clinical professionals (surgeons) in the design and development of medical devices.
• Surgery in the Developing World
The aim of this module is to introduce surgeons in training to the global healthcare context and specific issues relevant to the surgical profession. You are expected to gain awareness of surgical needs unique to developing countries and in humanitarian crises.
• Research Dissertation
In order to successfully achieve the qualification of a Master of Surgery, you must complete a substantial research dissertation in a specialty of your choice. The dissertation must be original scholastic work, though not necessarily lab- based, suitable for peer-reviewed publication in a journal of high impact. You will consult with supervisors at regular intervals throughout the research process and will have at least six months to complete the dissertation.
Fees and funding
EU applicants: €8,550
•Year 1: €5,150
•Year 2: €3,400
Non-EU applicants: €12,825
•Year 1: €8,000
•Year 2: €4,825
•There is a non-refundable online application fee of €100.
•All students also need to pay an annual NUI fee of €45.
•Fees are subject to annual review
Beginning August 2020
Post Course Info
The Master of Surgery (MCh) by module is open to all surgical specialties. The programme's multidisciplinary structure enables you to build an understanding of the complex challenges and opportunities facing surgical professionals in the greater context of healthcare.