ChM in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    4825
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
The programme is delivered through the University of Edinburgh’s virtual learning environment, and, being online, is designed to give you the freedom to study flexibly.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The programme is delivered through the University of Edinburgh’s virtual learning environment, and, being online, is designed to give you the freedom to study flexibly.
This 2 - 4 year part-time Masters programme in Vascular & Endovascular surgery, taught entirely online, is offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.
Students on the programme can undertake the course in as little as two years, however, we offer the option of interrupted study allowing the option to spread the course over 3 - 4 years. Please contact the ESSQ office directly if you wish to take this option. Both institutions have combined well previously to deliver an award-winning Master’s programme to support early surgical training (Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification / MSc in Surgical Sciences and continue to serve as a powerful brand in surgery.
Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, the programme provides the opportunity for trainees in Vascular & Endovascular to select those advanced 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.
In the first year of the programme, compulsory core modules will cover the basic elements of the specialty. Modules will be taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material.
In the second year, trainees will have the opportunity to undertake a tailored academic module. Academic modules (core and specialist) will explore research and teaching methodology, as well as develop skills to ensure an ability to analyse published evidence and explore interactive and written clinical communication skills. Trainees will be required to complete an academic critique in an appropriate subspecialty area of work undertaken during the two year period of study such as that resulting from a publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
On completion of this programme trainees will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical subspecialty, and be able to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting;
  • recognise the leadership contribution and responsibilities of the surgeon in the multidisciplinary management of complex surgical disease;
  • critically reflect upon day-to-day surgical practice in the context of recent advances, and engage in critical dialogue with peers and experts in other sub-specialties;
  • apply the general principles of clinical study design, ethics, and statistics to critically evaluate the scientific literature in surgical research, and make informed judgements on new and emerging issues in surgery;
  • exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in professional activities at a level of independent surgical practice.

Programme Structure

The programme runs on a semester basis over 2 - 4 years and involves approximately 10 hours of study each week in a flexible modular manner.

Courses within the programme are also offered as postgraduate professional development.

The programme is delivered using a purpose-built learning environment that supports a variety of learning styles, and allows students flexibility in their study patterns.

Core modules in each area of vascular and endovascular surgery cover are aligned to the ISCP curriculum. These are taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material. Knowledge and understanding will be assessed with a formal MCQ exam designed to replicate the trainees upcoming exit exams.

Academic modules (core and specialist) allow the student to 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. Students are required to complete an academic critique in an appropriate subspecialty area of work, such as that resulting from a publication in a peer reviewed journal.

Audience

Applicants should have completed 2 years of training in vascular surgery and be based within a supervised training surgical programme at the time of commencing the course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 48 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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Academic Requirements

The programme is open to surgeons and interventional radiologists.Prospective entrants would normally have acquired their MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone) and be an Advanced Trainee in Vascular & Endovascular or General Surgery (ST [specialist training years] 4-6 in UK. Candidates in ST3 may be accepted on to the course if sufficient training can be demonstrated in their application. These candidates would be advised to undertake the course over 4 years.If you have not yet reached ST3 or have not yet attained your MRCS qualification you may like to consider our sister programme, the MSC in Surgical Sciences.If based in a training programme on commencement of ChM then you would be eligible to apply. For those candidates who already hold FRCS status, we will look at each application on a case-by-case basis and may accept if there is a substantive training element in their current post.Radiologists should have completed 3 years of core training (ST Years 1-3) and have a significant element of training in interventional and vascular radiology in their current position.
Required Documentation
Applications are made online (see Apply for guidance) and scans of supporting documentation will be required.To be eligible you must:
  • Upload a scan of an acceptable basic medical degree certificate, MBChB (or equivalent), as recognised by the General Medical Council.
  • Upload a final degree transcript for your basic medical degree (this is an official university document, normally though not always issued at the same time as the degree is awarded. It lists all the courses and grades you received during your degree).
  • Provide contact details of one referee. You will be given the opportunity to enter your referee's email address to the online form; the system will then email your referee automatically. This allows your referee to upload your reference electronically to your application. If you obtain your reference personally, the reference MUST be on the headed paper of his/her institution and must be signed by the referee.
  • Prepare a personal statement confirming you are continuing your learning in a supervised clinical environment.
  • If English is not your first language, you also need to provide evidence of proficiency in English. such as an IELTS or TOELF, any English language qualification tests must have been passed at the required level within two years of the start date of the programme. English language qualifications dated over two years ago are not acceptable. (see link below)

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Applicants should have completed 2 years of training in vascular surgery and be based within a supervised training surgical programme at the time of commencing the course.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 4825 International

Funding

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