Taught course

Perioperative Medicine

Institution
UCL - University College London · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science or nursing or a medical degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This online MSc offers you the flexibility to study for between one and five years according to your individual needs without needing to attend UCL in person. You will be taught by a faculty of experts in this rapidly growing field to give you a specialist skill set. This programme is ideally suited to a wide range of healthcare professionals who care for surgical patients, including anaesthetists, surgeons, geriatricians and physicians.

Perioperative Medicine is a new and exciting specialty where currently few high-quality learning opportunities exist. In this course UCL has combines its own personal strong reputation in the field with more than 40 international expert authors from over 25 international institutions to provide a state of the art, evidence-based product of the highest academic quality.

UCL is home to a centre of academic excellence, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe). Through this association, the Perioperative Medicine Group has attracted collaborations with an international faculty of experts in this new and exciting specialty. This wealth of knowledge and expertise has enabled the development of a high-quality programme delivered directly by experts to students.

This innovative programme, delivered by innovative e-learning methods seeks to develop an international community of learners, not limited by distance, who will benefit from shared online educational activities.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme is delivered entirely through distance e-learning methodology. A wide range of learning styles are catered for within the programme material including vodcasts, podcasts, formal written text, online seminars, case reviews and graphics. The examination process will include both summative and formative assessment. Students are examined mainly by short answer questions, reflective practice and contributing to case-based discussions. We avoid long essay writing, rather, we focus on developing skills which have a positive advantage in the workplace. Students will develop a short PowerPoint presentation, a \'professional sales pitch\' for clinical service improvement and a lay clinical summary of a complex medical case scenario.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 6479