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  • Entry requirements
    Both UK and overseas doctors with a degree in medicine and some postgraduate experience in surgery is desirable. International students are required to provide proof of English language qualifications, minimum score required TOEFL = 590 and IELTS = 6.5. Target Candidates * Surgeons in Training * Trainee and Specialist Registrar * Non-Carrier Grade Surgeons – Staff Grade * Associate specialist
  • Academic Title
    MSc Surgical Skills and Sciences
  • Course description
    One year full-time

    Programme description

    The state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre, removes the patient from the equation to allow novice learning and skill mastery to occur in a low-stress, high-feedback environment while protecting the patient from procedural inexperience.

    The MSc accelerates surgical training and improves surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The programme will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain postgraduate training and development in cognitive and motor skills using the surgical simulators specifically for Laparoscopic Surgery and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

    Students will also be taught the principles of knot-tying in the Open Surgery sessions, by practising anastomosis techniques using non-biological materials.

    This surgical skills gained on this programme will enhance the student’s future career prospects in Surgery. Students who perform well and express an interest may be given the opportunity to further their career by proceeding to MD(Res) or PhD studies.

    Programme outline

    The programme comprises of the following surgical skills areas and a research/literature project:

    Core modules

        * Laparoscopy skills
        * Endoscopy Skills
        * Open Surgery Techniques
        * MSc Project.


        * Skills sessions
        * Lectures
        * PBL
        * Self directed learning
        * Journal Club


    Assessment consists of: Continuous assessment, written examination, Dissertation, Viva evaluation of dissertation, Objective assessment on Virtual Reality Simulator.

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