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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

NOV-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MCh- Master of Surgery

Subject areas

Surgery

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MCh enables experienced, qualified doctors to develop an evidence- based approach to health care practice and to obtain a postgraduate qualification whilst enhancing their surgical clinical expertise within the NHS. Edge Hill University is an accredited Surgical Training Centre with the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

The programme has been designed in collaboration with senior surgeons and academics and is at the cutting edge of contemporary surgical evidence-based practices. It will allow you to extend your knowledge and skills to advanced levels within your specialist area of work. The clinical modules focus on practical skills in operative surgery with the use of interactive teaching aids and practical workshops.

What will I study?

This programme consists of two 30 credit clinical research modules, a 60 credit work-based learning module and a 60 credit dissertation. Topics covered will include:

Specialist aspects of evidence based practice in surgery – the application of advanced knowledge of physiology, pathology, microbiology and imaging. The aim is to enable you to acquire an advanced understanding of the process of service innovation in the relevant subject area;
Qualitative and quantitative research methods;
Critiquing research findings;
Writing a research proposal;
Analysis of quantitative data;
Systematic reviews;
Research governance and ethics;
Focus on a significant piece of investigative enquiry from conceptualisation through to completion.

What are my career prospects?

Medical professionals need to continually seek ways to improve their career prospects in an increasingly competitive job market where a postgraduate qualification is often now deemed essential.

The MCh provides a highly relevant qualification for doctors working in a specialist area of surgical practice which will add to your portfolio of qualifications and provide you with opportunities for professional development supported by expert clinicians and academics.

Modules

This module enables you to focus upon a significant piece of investigative enquiry from conceptualisation through to completion. Within this module, ?research? is interpreted as including empirical research involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods, service evaluation, clinical audit, systematic review or a negotiated investigative enquiry unique to your own field of specialism, for example historical/archival research. The subject chosen will reflect (and be directly relevant to) an identifiable area of the programme?s curriculum content and will be negotiated and agreed with the course team.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£35,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

In addition to having a medical degree, you will also need to be registered with the General Medical Council to work in the UK or alternatively have successfully applied for an International Training Fellowship. You must have demonstrable clinical expertise and some experience in surgery.

University information

Edge Hill University has been shaping the minds and futures of its vibrant student community since 1885. Established with a clear mission to create opportunity from knowledge, Edge Hill is now one of the UK’s leading universities and a popular choice for postgraduate students looking to undertake world-leading research, advance their career prospects, or specialise in their field. The university provides an environment that inspires students...more

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