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.