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Surgery by Module - MCh

Master of Surgery (MCh) by Module

The Master of Surgery (MCh) by module is open to all surgical specialties.

The MCh by module is the first in Ireland to incorporate a taught component in addition to the research dissertation. Modules are designed to equip trainees with a versatile skill set that will help them better meet the demands of higher surgical training. The programme’s multidisciplinary structure will enable participants to build an understanding of the complex challenges and opportunities facing surgical professionals in the greater context of healthcare.

The programme is supported and enabled by multiple departments within RCSI, including:

The National Surgical Training Centre
The School of Postgraduate Studies
The Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
The Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine
The Institute of Leadership and Healthcare Management
The Department of General Practice

The collaboration and innovation that led to the development of this programme make it a viable postgraduate option for all surgical trainees. All modules are stand alone. Students can now enrol for the one year or two year programme

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

One-year (full-time)

Candidates must hold the degree of MB/BCh/BAO or equivalent Medical Degree recognised by the Irish Medical Council or any other EU medical regulatory registration body. A period of not less than three years must have elapsed from the time the candidate obtained the above degrees, not less than two years of which must have been spent in the practice of surgery and surgical science before the degree can be awarded.

Candidates must possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references.

Candidates must be registered with the Irish Medical Council.

Candidates must not be full-time employment.

Two-year (part-time)

Candidates are required to have obtained the degrees of MB/BCh/BAO or equivalent primary medical degree recognised by the Irish Medical Council. A period of not less than three years must have elapsed from the time the candidate obtained the above degrees, not less than two years of which must have been spent in the practice of surgery and surgical science before the degree can be awarded.

Candidates must possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references.

Candidates must be on or eligible to be on the General Register or the Trainee Specialist Register.

Duration

1 year full-time. 2 years part time.

Further enquiries

Enquiries

Administrator: Ms Emer Pyke, emerpyke@rcsi.ie
Tel: 01 402 2701
Programme Director: Professor John M. O’Byrne

Subjects taught

Current programme structure

The one-year full-time MCh requires the completion of 90 ECTS credits based on taught modules and a research dissertation. Students will complete the taught modules in the first part of the programme while preparing a research protocol for the dissertation in the second part of the programme.

The two-year programme requires the completion of 90 ECTS credits based on taught modules and research dissertation. Students will complete the taught modules in the first year of the programme. In the second year, students will prepare their research protocol and complete their dissertation

Taught modules include:

Research methods: Protocol development, design and analysis
Medical device design and development
Healthcare ethics, law and clinical research
Surgery in developing countries
Leading and managing your organisation/service

Students must also complete a research dissertation in the specialty of their choice.

Application date

Applications will open on 5 February 2018

Course fee

Current programme fees (Please note that these fees are subject to annual review)
One-year programme

EU residents: €5,990+ €45 NUI fee
Non-EU residents: €11980, + €45 NUI fee

Two-year programme
EU resident: €8150 (year 1: €4900; year 2: €3,250) + €45 NUI fee per year.

Non-EU residents: €12,225 (year 1: €7500; year 2: €4,675) + €45 NUI fee per year.

Enrolment and start dates

Start date

The programme will run from August to mid-July, allowing the return to clinical jobs for July.

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