The MSc Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of Surgeons continuing their professional development within the clinical field of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. It will enable students to develop their knowledge, extend and advance their clinical practice in order to achieve breadth and depth to their clinical competence.
Within the module content there is a strong emphasis on research and evidence-based practice of this development in clinical practice. Furthermore, innovation, research and creativity will be fostered in order to enable students to evaluate and influence practice. Thus improving service delivery and effect change.
In addition, the pathway aims to critically evaluate the relationship between evidence based medicine and professional development necessary for lifelong learning. Critical enquiry will be built on inter-professional learning platforms to enable students to actively contribute to the emerging body of underpinning evidence within professional practice.
Clinicians will be required to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public, by establishing and maintaining high standards for the education, examination and certification of plastic surgeons in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
This course enables qualified Plastic Surgeons to gain full time experience in the field of cosmetic/aesthetic surgery enabling them to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become adept at undertaking these types of surgical procedures. This will enable them to develop their private practice with regard to cosmetic surgery giving them a reputable qualification providing patients with assurance that their surgeon is properly trained and competent. The MSc in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice (PASP) aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of surgeons. It also aims to enable surgeons to develop their knowledge and extend and advance their practice to achieve competence in plastic and aesthetic surgery, providing them with the breadth and depth of experience. The course provides a strong emphasis on research and the evaluation and development of practice. Innovation, research and creativity will be fostered in order to enable surgeons to evaluate and influence practice, to improve service delivery and effect change.
Core modules: PG Cert
Core modules: PG Dip
Core modules: MSc
Optional modules: PG Cert
Assessment for the module will be through two viva examinations each covering 7 case studies of aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures which may be undertaken from a set list of 14 procedures. The candidate will also be expected to maintain a log of a minimum of 30 case studies of aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures undertaken during the module.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Practice
Advancing Professional Decision Making
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In order to undertake this module candidates must be working in the field of aesthetic and plastic surgery and be fully accredited and registered with the GMC with a Plastic Surgery qualification or equivalent.
Candidates must hold Practising Privileges at a private hospital facility to undertake the PG Cert.
Candidates must hold their own indemnity insurance and are advised to be a member of either UKAAPS or British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
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