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Trauma Surgery MSc/PGDip

Course Description

The MSc in Trauma Surgery focuses on state of the art practical techniques and treatment strategies in Major Trauma, using small group teaching sessions, delivered by practicing clinicians who are experts in their fields. The Trauma Surgery programme is aimed at all doctors with a committed interest in trauma care, with previous students becoming consultants in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Burns and Plastics, General & Vascular Surgery, Maxillo-facial Surgery, as well as Emergency Department Medicine and Intensive Care.

Key Features

The bedrock of the Trauma Surgery programme is face to face teaching from those with in-depth professional experience of the topics in question . Defence Medical Services personnel may enrol on the MSc Trauma Surgery (Military) Programme, which has 2 dedicated Military Modules detailed below. Trauma care is one of the most rapidly evolving areas in modern medicine. Improvements in the immediate (damage control) resuscitation have improved survival, underpinned by the lessons learnt from the Defence Medical Services and the most effective trauma systems in the developed world. Post-injury reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation now offer potentials for recovery which were previously inconceivable. Thus a sound grasp of the theory and practice of trauma surgery from its integration in damage control resuscitation to definitive reconstruction make this one of the most rewarding fields of medical endeavour. The Trauma Surgery Programme is constantly revised and refreshed in the light of new developments.

The Trauma Surgery programme is unique in design, delivery and assessment with the innovative use cadaveric teaching and increasingly sophisticated simulation methods to enhance learning. Previous student experience has confirmed that these Programmes offer a robust practical and academic springboard , with graduates moving into consultant careers is all specialties involved in trauma care.

This is a part-time programme which spans roughly two calendar years, the first of which is the taught component which comprises of 5 clinical modules and one vital research methods teaching block, each 4 days long. The second year is dedicated to completing the dissertation. We welcome associate students who just wish to attend individual modules, or particular days from any part of the programme.

Modules typically include:

Trauma: The Disease
The Turning Point
Healing & Rehabilitation
Regional Trauma+**
Definitive Reconstruction**
Immediate Management of Burns
Military Operational Surgical Training **(Military Pathway)
Combat Surgery: Clinical & logistics ** (military Pathway)
Evidence-based health and social care
Health research methods and preparation for dissertation

Visit the Trauma Surgery MSc/PGDip page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

The programme in Trauma Surgery is open to medical graduates who have successfully completed the ATLS programme. The Civilian programme is particularly suitable for those in the specialties of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Burns & Plastic Surgery and Maxillo-facial Surgery. However, applications from all specialties involved in trauma care are welcomed. Applicants are interviewed prior to a decision of an offer being made and must be able to demonstrate a credible interest in trauma surgery/care irrespective of their chosen specialty. Supportive references are required.

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