Taught course

Clinical Bariatric Practice

Institution
University of Chester · Institute of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology), or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Applications are invited from:

  • junior doctors
  • NHS staff
  • international students with appropriate qualifications
  • international doctors or healthcare professionals
  • those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

Our innovative course will provide you with world-class education and training in the assessment and management of patients with morbid obesity both before and after surgery.

It is now generally accepted that patients with morbid obesity are best treated with bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. Our innovative course will provide you with world-class education and training in the assessment and management of patients with morbid obesity both before and after surgery.

Why Study Clinical Bariatric Practice with us?

You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

If clinical research is your interest, successful completion of the MSc will allow you to directly register onto PhD or Clinical MD study and join our team of researchers at Chester Medical School.

How will I be taught?

Our teaching will be delivered through clinical attachments and formal lectures, supplemented by self-directed learning.

How will I be assessed?

We use a variety of assessment tools based on the modules you have undertaken (e.g. coursework and Objective Structured Clinical Examination).

The total number of contact hours for the whole course are 360 hours, out of a total study time of 1,800 hours.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Chester Medical School
Email
medicine@chester.ac.uk