This programme is aimed at surgeons in training, trainee and specialist registrars, non-carrier grade surgeons, associate specialists. You need to have a medical degree from a recognised institution is required and some postgraduate experience in surgery is desirable. The programme does not involve any direct contact with the patients so GMC registration is not required for overseas doctors.
Months of entry
This unique programme offers the opportunity to develop or extend expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy. The MSc accelerates surgical training and improves surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice.
The programme will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain postgraduate training and development in cognitive and motor skills using the surgical simulators. Our 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.
You will be taught techniques of secure suturing, knot tying and bowel anastomosis using non-biological materials. You will also gain a clear understanding of the concept and theories surrounding the issues of research and critical appraisal along with academic writing.
This programme is designed to enhance your future career prospects in surgery. If you perform well and express an interest you may be given the opportunity to proceed to MD(Res) or PhD studies.
The programme comprises of the following surgical skills areas and a research / literature project.
- Basic Laparoscopic Skills
- Advanced Laparoscopic Skills
- Laparoscopy Procedural Skills (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)
- Basic Endoscopy skills
- Endoscopy Procedural skills (Flexible Sigmoidoscopy)
- Endoscopy Procedural skills II (Upper GI Endoscopy)
- Research Methods
Information for international students
We have a diverse staff and student population and welcome students from around the world. Our International Office offers comprehensive support to international students during the admissions process, with the aim of helping you choose the right course and helping you with the transition to studying in the UK.
Fees and funding
QMUL provides assistance for students wishing to undertake further studies with us. For the latest information on studentships please visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||40|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||27|
Course contact details
- Barts Cancer Institute
- +44 (0)20 7882 2081