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Medicine - Surgical Science

The aim of the programme is to provide postgraduate education in surgery for clinical students (medical graduates), to enhance their academic understanding of the speciality and to provide thorough clinical training. The Masters programme will also provide structured research opportunities.

The MCh in surgical science is a two-year part-time programme with an annual intake, comprising of taught modules, clinical attachments and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies and journal reviews, clinical skills teaching and practical exercises, as well as assessment of clinical skills and expected attendance at academic meetings.

Unique Aspects of the Course
This innovative programme will provide you with a strong foundation with which to progress through specialist surgical and other postgraduate training. There is significant use of e-learning therefore campus based contact teaching time is condensed recognizing the work commitments of surgical trainees. The modular structure offered allows flexibility to trainees who can opt to access a one year certificate or two year diploma/masters.

This course combines a focus on surgical efficiencies such as innovative strategies in decision making, improving surgical key performance indicators and the development of the early career surgeon as a service and team leader.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MCh in Surgical Science will be required to have attained a medical qualification of the NUI or an equivalent institution, and to be eligible for full registration as a doctor with the Irish Medical Council.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

2 years part-time. Course Delivery Method: Online

In recognition of the significant clinical service committeemen’s of all surgical trainees course delivery employs a blended learning approach with significant use of online learning resources. Contact teaching sessions are scheduled every two months and occurs on Friday evenings and Saturdays in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex in UCC.

Careers or further progression

On completion of the MCh students will be expected to have a sound knowledge and comprehension of strategies which improve surgical outcomes and will have developed evaluative, problem solving, management and leadership skills. This will enhance possibilities of securing higher specialist training opportunities Those who continue to masters level will have undertaken substantive research in their field of practice.

Further enquiries

Siun O Flynn
Tel: 00 353 21 4901603
Email: siun.oflynn@ucc.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1
SY6001 Essentials in surgery 1 (10 credits)

Infection prevention and management including antibiotic stewardship , wound management and healing .

MX6007 Surgical Metabolism (5 credits)

Optimising Metabolism and Fluid Management in the surgical setting

MX6005 Professional Development in Surgery Research Methodology, Innovation and Device Development (15 credits)

Completion of year 1 leads to the ward of a certificate in surgical science

Year 2
SY6002 Essentials in surgery 2 (15 credits)

Optimising efficiencies, pre-op screening and early discharge strategies, theatre process, pain management.

MX6006 Professional development in surgery 2 (15 credits)

Leadership and management strategies, self-care and human factors awareness, safety solutions and error reduction in surgery including radiation safety training, the surgeon as educator .

Completion of 60 credits in year 1 and 2 leads to the award of a diploma in surgical science

SY6003 Research Project in surgery (30 credits) Research dissertation

Completion of 90 credits leads to the award of a masters in surgical science.

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Course Practicalities
In recognition of the significant clinical service committeemen’s of all surgical trainees course delivery employs a blended learning approach with significant use of online learning resources. Contact teaching sessions are scheduled every two months and occurs on Friday evenings and Saturdays in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex in UCC.

Assessment method

Assessment will involve written assignments, MCQs and Portfolio completion.

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU €4,250 (Year 1); 2017/2018 Irish/EU: €3,250 (Year 2)

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: October 2017

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