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- You must have a medical degree (MBBS, MRCS or equivalent postgraduate degree)
- You must work within surgical gastroenterology at ST3 (or equivalent)
Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
Months of entry
The course provides postgraduate education for doctors specialising in surgical gastroenterology and is delivered in collaboration with South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.
You study the underpinning principles of evidence-based surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery. You focus on developing your clinical knowledge and understanding of surgical gastroenterology practice and the research skills necessary to be an evidence-based practitioner able to undertake clinical research. The course enables you to:
- further develop an understanding of the principles and clinical concepts underpinning practice in surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery
- further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based practice and research within the specialist field of surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery
- foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice in surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery that will enable you to acquire skills to practice safely and enhance your practice.
We have used a flexible approach to course delivery. For the majority of modules you can choose to attend taught sessions or study by distance learning.
What you study
In Year 1 you study a number of modules which develop your understanding of the principles underpinning clinical practice in surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery - these develop your skills in evidence-based practice, research methods and statistics.
In Year 2 you undertake a dissertation which includes developing a research paper for publication as well as the research project, OR a dissertation plus an option module.
Year 1 Core modules
• Designing Research Projects
• Evidence-based Practice
• Practical Statistics
• Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery
Year 2 Core modules
• Dissertation and Research Paper
How you learn
We use a range of learning and teaching methods. For most modules you can choose to attend classes or study by distance learning. Our taught classes use key lectures, group discussions, case-based discussions, practical activities, clinical simulation work and computer lab sessions. All distance learning is supported through the virtual learning environment where learning materials are available in a variety of forms including written materials, narrated PowerPoint presentations, interactive materials and electronic discussion forums. You receive supervision and support from your personal tutor, course leader, module leaders, academic supervisors and clinical advisers. You are also expected to undertake some self-study to support your learning.
How you are assessed
We use a range of assessment methods throughout including formative assessment, written reports, statistical analysis, written and oral exams and a research project.
You improve your career prospects by developing your specialist knowledge in surgical gastroenterology to postgraduate level and enhancing your research and evidence-based practice skills.
Information for international students
If you are an international student you must apply through MTI - you will need to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Health & Social Care
- +44 (0) 1642 384110