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MS Coloproctology

Course Description


Join UEA's award-winning online Specialist Clinical Mastership in Coloproctology - Europe's highest qualification taught by coloproctology consultants.

- Developed with support from the Royal College of Surgeons (England), ACPGBI and a large active specialist faculty, we offer a unique solution to the training problems facing surgeons looking to progress in Coloproctology
- Using an innovative online delivery, developed in-house over five years by a specialist team at Norwich Medical School, you’ll experience a challenging and rewarding educational experience
- The Specialist Clinical Masterships (SCM) course is highly flexible and tailored specifically around the working lives of busy surgical practitioners
- Most teaching and learning is via our dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which hosts a thriving online community of specialists from all over the world
- Our focus on assessment of surgical skills combined with the rapid development of consultant-level critical thinking and communication earned the SCM programme the Gold award in 2013 for ‘Best Online Distance Learning Programme’
- The Masters and PG Diploma are the only courses to formally qualify specialists in Coloproctology.

- As an SCM student you’ll engage fully online, in discussions on realistic cases, supported by continual assessments of your surgical knowledge, critical thinking and decision-making
- All participation is asynchronous so you will never need to log on at set times
- Each tutor-mediated forum discussion takes on a life of its own, fuelled by the growth of shared reading, personal experience and tutor guidance, all contributed at convenient times
- Each topic brings new expertise and insights that are directly applicable to your own cases
- In addition to online learning, if you are an EU or UK student you’ll attend face to face training days with tutors every 16 weeks. All training days are recorded and made available to our international students online.

The course is highly rigorous, but incredibly rewarding for a motivated candidate wishing to progress quickly in this specialist field. We accept trainees from ST5 and above, Speciality doctors / Associate Specialists (2 years in colorectal surgery) or equivalent from the UK and worldwide.

Past students have cited a swift progression to more senior positions from having undertaken the Masters course. In particular, students report greater confidence in MDTs and their communication with peers and senior colleagues. You can expect to be able to apply knowledge and skills gained on the course directly to cases within weeks of starting.

We take assessment very seriously. There is a formal exam (2 papers) during each of the first two years for all Diploma and Masters students. Our international students sit the exam in their home countries. We also hold an OSCE exam, hosted in the UK for all Masters students to demonstrate their (non-surgical) procedural knowledge in planning and decision-making. All Masters students are monitored, through log-book evaluation, to ensure they have the necessary index surgical procedures required to qualify for the MS.

Visit the MS Coloproctology page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Degree Subject: MBBS or overseas equivalent Degree Classification: Pass, merit or equivalent Special Entry Requirements: ST 5 or above or equivalent; Speciality Doctor/Associate specialists (2 years in colorectal surgery) or equivalent; GMC or equivalent; MRCS or equivalent

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