Taught course

Urology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
Qualifications
ChM

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Entry requirements

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council, and must have acquired your MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone).

UK applicants must be an Advanced Trainee in Urology (UK ST 4) and be based in a supervised surgical training programme at the time of enrolling.

Applicants from outside the UK must have completed a minimum of 24 months of basic training in surgery and 18 months of specialty training in urology before enrolling for the ChM.

Surgeons who have a consultant or career grade post (or equivalent) in urology are also eligible for entry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is delivered by the University in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads to the award of Master of Surgery (ChM). It runs alongside clinical training and complements in-the-workplace training.

Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, it offers trainees in urology the opportunity to study topics relevant to the specialty and supports preparation for final professional exit exams such as FRCS and FEBU. Your study will allow you to improve your evidence-based knowledge and enhance your clinical practice.

On completion of this programme, trainees will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical sub-specialty, and be able to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting
  • recognise the leadership contribution and responsibilities of the surgeon in the multidisciplinary management of complex surgical disease
  • critically reflect upon day-to-day surgical practice in the context of recent advances, and engage in critical dialogue with peers and experts in other sub-specialties
  • apply the general principles of clinical study design, ethics, and statistics to critically evaluate the scientific literature in surgical research, and make informed judgements on new and emerging issues in surgery
  • exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in professional activities at a level of independent surgical practice

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ChM
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Director
Email
chm.info@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 4932