One year full-time
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.
The programme comprises of the following surgical skills areas and a research/literature project:
* Laparoscopy skills
* Endoscopy Skills
* Open Surgery Techniques
* MSc Project.
* Skills sessions
* Self directed learning
* Journal Club
Assessment consists of: Continuous assessment, written examination, Dissertation, Viva evaluation of dissertation, Objective assessment on Virtual Reality Simulator.