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Surgical Skills and Science - Barts Cancer Institute


Course Description

Programme description

This unique programme offers the opportunity to develop and extend expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy. The MSc accelerates surgical training and improves surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The programme will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain postgraduate training and development in cognitive and motor skills using the surgical simulators. Our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre removes the patient from the equation to allow novice learning and skill mastery to occur in a low-stress, high-feedback environment while protecting the patient from procedural inexperience.

You will be taught techniques of secure suturing, knot tying and bowel anastomosis using non-biological materials. You will also gain a clear understanding of the concept and theories surrounding the issues of research and critical appraisal along with academic writing.

This programme is designed to enhance your future career prospects in surgery. If you perform well and express an interest you may be given the opportunity to proceed to MD(Res) or PhD studies.

Programme Outline

The programme comprises of the following compulsory modules:
Laparoscopic Skills
Laparoscopic Suturing Skills
Laparoscopic Procedure Skills
Endoscopy Skills
Research Methods
Dissertation

Visit the Surgical Skills and Science - Barts Cancer Institute page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

This programme is aimed at surgeons in training, trainee and specialist registrars, non-carrier grade surgeons, associate specialists.You need to have a medical degree from a recognised institution and some postgraduate experience in surgery is desirable.The programme does not involve any direct contact with the patients so GMC registration is not required for overseas doctors.

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