This advanced course is designed for qualified Plastic Surgeons who want to develop their medical knowledge, clinical competence and patient skills within the Cosmetic and Aesthetic fields. Our accredited course will develop the clinical knowledge and skills you’ll need to practice safe, efficacious ethical surgery. By the time you graduate you’ll have a thorough grasp of the key surgical techniques and the ability to apply them appropriately, in line with clinical needs, ethical considerations and patients’ wishes. The course will also train you to critically evaluate emerging research and to incorporate it into your practice, and to lead clinical, technical and service developments.
Our course combines a significant practice component with research studies and a major dissertation. You’ll be assessed on the below elements by: 1) 2 vivas examining the case studies presented and reports you submit from the course’s practice component 2) your portfolio containing a further 30 case studies, which must cover the 14 compulsory procedures 3) your log book detailing the cases you’ve undertaken 4 ) An essay of 6,000 words exploring professional decision making Your Major Project, which is a 15,000- word report or research paper including critical discussions and reflections on how your findings apply to practice.
The Plastic Surgeons under instruction will observe, assist, be assisted and then operate independently but under the supervision of an experienced University appointed preceptor. They’ll care for their own private patients some of whom will be referred from their preceptor Surgeon. The Preceptor Surgeons are also members of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons.
This course will equip you to develop your career in private practice as a specialist aesthetic and cosmetic plastic surgeon. For six months during the course you’ll receive one-to-one supervision from a qualified consultant aesthetic plastic surgeon who is a registered member of UKAAPS. During this time you’ll observe them at work and carry out procedures under their expert supervision. This will provide the basis for much of your written work on the course. Our course is accredited by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
On successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded a Master of Surgery which entitles you to use MCh after your name. MCh is an abbreviation of Magister Chirurgiae, the Latin for Master of Surgery. Master of Surgery, rather than MCh, will appear on your certificate.
Core modules, all stages
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Practice
Core modules, PG Diploma and MCh stage
Advancing Professional Decision Making Research Studies
Core modules, MCh stage
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.