Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, this jointly run Master of Surgery (ChM) programme provides the opportunity for advanced trainees in General Surgery to select those modules relevant to their declared subspecialty, and supports learning for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examinations. Trainees will be taught by experienced tutors, all leading clinicians in their field, and will have access to a large structured learning resource of educational material, including an unparalleled online library facility. Illustrative cases will cover technical skills and procedures as well as core knowledge and clinical skills.
This 2-year, part-time ChM programme is taught entirely online and comprises core generic modules in emergency surgery and critical care including the assessment and care of the surgical patient. In the first year of the programme, compulsory core modules cover the basic elements of the subspecialties whereas in year 2, students have the opportunity to undertake a tailored academic module that reflects their subspecialty interest. These are taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material. Academic modules (core and specialist) explore research and teaching methodology, as well as develop skills which ensure an ability to analyse published evidence and explore interactive and written clinical communication skills.
The ChM programme will be run jointly by The University of Edinburgh's College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Compulsory modules will cover the basic elements of subspecialties, for instance, emergency surgery and critical care including the assessment and the pre-/peri-/post-operative care of the surgical patient. These modules will be taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material.
You will undertake a tailored academic module that reflects your subspecialty. You will explore research and teaching methodology, develop your skills in analysing published evidence and explore interactive and written clinical communication skills. You will also complete an academic critique in a subspecialty area of work.
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.
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You need the following CAE score:
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
Applicants should be an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery (ST 5/6 in UK or equivalent outside UK), having completed a minimum of 4 years of training in General Surgery, and be fluent English speakers (e.g. TOEFL 7.0). All applications will be evaluated by the programme director.
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