Surgical science and practice


Postgraduate part-time courses developing leadership skills for surgeons

In partnership with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

The programme is designed to prepare senior surgical trainees for life as independent specialists by providing key skills and knowledge essential for modern professional practice, which are not fully represented within most postgraduate training.  We cover management skills, quality improvement, leadership, teamwork and patient safety, the principles of medical education and clinical research methods.

"The MSc in Surgical Science and Practice covers critical aspects of the training of surgical specialists based on competentices. The teachers make you think out of the 'doctor's box - you are not just becoming a medical specialist, you will also be involved in research, quality improvement, teamwork, organisation, management and education."

Gabie de Jong, Surgical Registrar, The Netherlands 

Upcoming courses

Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis

  • Professional development
  • Mon 20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017

Becoming a Medical Educator

  • Professional development
  • Mon 05 Feb 2018 to 09 Feb 2018

Surgical Technology and Robotics

  • Professional development
  • Mon 12 Mar 2018 to 16 Mar 2018

Introduction to Surgical Management and Leadership

  • Professional development
  • Mon 14 May 2018 to 18 May 2018

Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication

  • Professional development
  • Mon 11 Jun 2018 to 15 Jun 2018