The aim of the programme is to provide postgraduate education in surgery for clinical students (medical graduates), to enhance their academic understanding of the speciality and to provide thorough clinical training. The Masters programme will also provide structured research opportunities.
The MCh in surgical science is a two-year part-time programme with an annual intake, comprising of taught modules, clinical attachments and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies and journal reviews, clinical skills teaching and practical exercises, as well as assessment of clinical skills and expected attendance at academic meetings.
SY6001 Essentials in surgery 1 (10 credits)
Infection prevention and management including antibiotic stewardship , wound management and healing .
MX6007 Surgical Metabolism (5 credits)
Optimising Metabolism and Fluid Management in the surgical setting
MX6005 Professional Development in SurgeryResearch Methodology, Innovation and Device Development (15 credits)
Completion of year 1 leads to the ward of a certificate in surgical science
SY6002 Essentials in surgery 2 (15 credits)
Optimising efficiencies, pre-op screening and early discharge strategies, theatre process, pain management.
MX6006 Professional development in surgery 2 (15 credits)
Leadership and management strategies, self-care and human factors awareness, safety solutions and error reduction in surgery including radiation safety training, the surgeon as educator .
Completion of 60 credits in year 1 and 2 leads to the award of a diploma in surgical science
SY6003 Research Project in surgery (30 credits) Research dissertation
Completion of 90 credits leads to the award of a masters in surgical science
Course Code: CKX20 Part-time
Course Title: Medicine - Surgical Science Online Course
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 2 Years Part-time
Course Delivery Method*: Online
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
This programme will be taught online.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 4,250 (Year 1); 2017/2018 Irish/EU: EUR 3,250 (Year 2)
2017 Entry Requirements: Applicants for the MCh in Surgical Science will be required to have attained a medical qualification of the NUI or an equivalent institution, and to be eligible for full registration as a doctor with the Irish Medical Council.
Closing Date: 3rd July 2017
Next Intake: October 2017
In recognition of the significant clinical service committeemen's of all surgical trainees course delivery employs a blended learning approach with significant use of online learning resources. Contact teaching sessions are scheduled every two months and occurs on Friday evenings and Saturdays in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex in UCC.
Assessment will involve written assignments, MCQs and Portfolio completion.
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made