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General Surgery (Online Learning) ChM

Online University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Medical School

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Part time September Other 2 years part-time

About the course

Programme description

This two-year, part-time masters programme is offered jointly by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, and is taught entirely online. Both institutions have combined well previously to deliver an award-winning Master’s programme to support early surgical training, and continue to serve as a powerful brand in surgery.

You will be taught by experienced tutors – all leading clinicians in their field – and you will have access to well-defined and managed learning resources and educational material, including an unparalleled online library facility.

Illustrative cases will cover technical skills and procedures as well as core knowledge and clinical skills.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Ijeoma A. Azodo

The ChM course is a great practical and academic exercise for surgeons at the end of their general surgical training, looking to consolidate their knowledge as they prepare for independent practice. The ChM is intense, competitive, and comprehensive. The structure develops consultant level critical thinking and judgment, and encourages concise articulation of your care plan for patient evaluation, management, and operative technique.

The pace is fast, at times daunting. The cases are challenging and relevant to surgical practice. You are in ‘e-class’ with other surgeons, who push you to be current and timely in your responses. It’s a great way to see what everyone is thinking about a case. Sometimes, you happen to be online at the same time as the tutor, so the exchange and responses can be real time, very much like being in small group discussion.

Having now learned a pace and rhythm that works for me, I am enjoying the blog/comment style of the discussion boards. Your fellow e-classmates and e-moderator push you to participate meaningfully in the discussion, preparing for which ultimately helps you grow into the next level as a surgeon.

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