Taught course

Perioperative Medicine

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be a UK qualified Physician or international equivalent with clinical practice experience in the care of perioperative patients, e.g. anaesthesia, critical care medicine, surgery, acute, respiratory or geriatric medicine.

Months of entry


Course content

Our new part-time masters degree supports anaesthetists approaching consultant level to become perioperative specialists.

It’s also designed to further develop the practice of consultant anaesthetists or non-anaesthetic medical specialists (including geriatricians, intensivists, and surgeons) who provide perioperative medical care.

Our course focuses on clinically orientated case-based learning.

We teach you via blended learning, through methods such as online sessions, on-campus tutorials, and group work to help you network and share best practice with fellow students.

As well as studying core units, you’ll typically choose one option unit. These may include: Quality and Safety in Perioperative Care (QI, human factors and simulation), The Perioperative Specialist (set up pre-operative clinics; Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing; surgical multidisciplinary team care; advanced care plan/end of life care), and Education and Training in Practice.

You’ll complete a dissertation as your final assignment, typically an investigative research project, a systematic review or a contribution to quality improvement in perioperative medicine in your clinical environment.

On our MSc Perioperative Medicine course, you’ll learn from clinical staff working at Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust (MFT) and Manchester Met.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    You can exit this course with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Masters Degree (MSc) in Perioperative Medicine.

Course contact details

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