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, prior to or during early surgical 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 and a dissertation. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies, journal reviews and clinical skills teaching towards the development of a competitive clinical, teaching and research portfolio.
In recognition of the significant clinical service commitments of all participants, 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.
Why Choose This 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.