SSS2017

MSc Surgical Skills & Sciences

Award: MSc

Modes of Study: Full Time (1 year)

Course Director: Mr Bijendra Patel

Start Date: September

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Overview

This unique MSc accelerates surgical training and improves surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The course offers the opportunity to develop or extend expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of Laparoscopic Surgery.

The course will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain postgraduate training and development in cognitive and motor skills using the surgical simulators. The state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre allows novice learning and skill mastery to occur in a low-stress, high-feedback environment while protecting the patient from procedural inexperience.

Students will gain a clear understanding of the concept and theories surrounding the issues of research and critical appraisal along with academic writing.

Structure

Full Time

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - March
Semester 3: May - August

Exams

Semester 1: January      Semester 2: March/April       Semester 3: August resits

Modes of Study

Award and structure

MSc: 120 taught credits + 60 credit Dissertation

Content

Compulsory modules

Laparoscopic Skills
Laparoscopic Suturing Skills
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Procedure) Skills
Bowel Anastomosis Skills*
Research Methods
Dissertation

*This module is subject to approval

Entry Requirements and How to Apply

Academic Entry Requirements

  • A medical degree; or
  • Successful completion of at least 3 years of MBBS studies (including the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching)*; or
  • Allied health professional (e.g. specialist nurse/dietician/physiologist) with a science based degree awarded with 2:1 of above (or international equivalent)

*Intercalating students must pass exams taken prior to commencing the MSc at first attempt and confirm that th beginning of their following year of MBBS studies starts after all assessment for the MSc has been completed.

For international equivalencies please see the QMUL International Office.

English Language Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not a first language will also require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component) or equivalent, unless their undergraduate degree was studied in, and awarded by, an English speaking country. For more information on acceptable English language qualifications please click here.

How to apply

All applications must be completed online.

As part of your application you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • 2 references (at least one of these must be an academic reference)
  • Copies of degree transcripts
  • English language results and certificate (if applicable)

Intercalating Applicants

Intercalating students must also apply via the Intercalated Degrees Admissions team. Please see here for more detailed information about the application process.

Career Prospects

  • Qualify to obtain LapPass - "The Laparoscopic Passport" from The Associateion of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Improves technical skills and accelerates your core and specialist surgical training
  • Get a higher degree for career enhancement
  • An excellent foundation for further research - MD(Res)/PhD studies

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Contact Details & Location

  • bci-cancercourses@qmul.ac.uk
  • +44(0) 20 7882 2081
    +44(0) 20 7882 3847
  • Barts Cancer Institute
    Teaching Centre,
    Joseph Rotblat Building,
    Charterhouse Square,
    London EC1M 6BQ
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