Clinical Ophthalmology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology - This new two year part-time Masters programme, taught entirely online, is jointly offered by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads to the degree of Master of Surgery (ChM). It has been developed with the support of NHS Education for Scotland (NES).
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology

The ChM provides advanced training for medical and surgical ophthalmologists preparing for the fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in the UK and Ireland and those approaching consultancy.

On completion of this programme students 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 medical and surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting;
  • recognise the leadership contribution and responsibilities of the ophthalmologist in the multidisciplinary management of complex medical and surgical disease;
  • critically reflect upon day-to-day medical and surgical practice in the context of recent advances, and engage in critical dialogue with peers and experts in other specialties;
  • apply the general principles of clinical study design, ethics, and statistics to critically evaluate the scientific literature in medical and surgical research, and make informed judgements on new and emerging issues in medicine and surgery;
  • exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in professional activities at a level of independent medical and surgical practice.

Programme Structure

The programme offers an alternative to clinical/laboratory research training for those students who do not wish to take time out of training. It will develop the trainee's academic portfolio and facilitate medical and surgical research projects essential to a research active career.

The programme runs on a semester basis over 2-4 years and involves approximately 10-15hrs of study each week in a flexible manner.

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 clinical ophthalmology are aligned to the curricula of the FRCSEd (Ophth) and FRCOphth. These are taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material. Knowledge and understanding.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • Educational variant Part-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Structure
    Fully structured
  • Student interaction
    Online group works/assignments
  • Attendance
    No Attendance
  • Teacher support
    Continuous support with feedback on request

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Academic Requirements

Prospective entrants must hold a basic medical qualification recognised by the General Medical Council and be based within a supervised training programme at the time of commencing the course.

UK trainee applicants will be expected to have completed initial specialist training (ST1-2) or core training (CT1-2) and early intermediate training (ST3), and will normally be commencing their intermediate training (ST4).

Candidates from outside the UK or those not within a recognised training programme will be required to demonstrate that the course is directly relevant to their ophthalmic surgery training.

Applicants should have completed a minimum of 24 months of core training in the surgical specialties and 18 months of specialty training in ophthalmology before enrolling for the ChM.

Applications from established, independently practising ophthalmologists will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

Funding

NHS bursaries worth £1000 may be available to eligible students training in Scotland in Year 1.

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