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The award
MCh

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time, online

Course starts
September

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About Medicine - Surgical Science at University College Cork

Overview

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.

Course Details

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Fact File

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.

Qualifications: MCh

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

Course Practicalities

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

Assessment will involve written assignments, MCQs and Portfolio completion.

Application Procedure

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

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  • The awardMChHow you will studyPart-time, OnlineHow long you will study2 years
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Notes about fees for this course

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

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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