|Types||Oxford Qualification - Part-time|
|Start date||Oct 2016|
|Fees||Click here for fee information.|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
|Application deadline||Fri 24 June 2016|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1865 286954.|
The MSc in Surgical Science and Practice is a part-time, modular course completed in two to three years by surgical trainees.
Delivered in collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences it is designed to prepare senior surgical trainees for life as independent specialists by providing key skills and knowledge essential for modern practice, which are not fully represented or are omitted from most postgraduate training curricula. The course is unique as its part-time nature is designed to allow students to fit their study around work.
The MSc in Surgical Science and Practice provides a foundation in some of the most important additional life long skills which the future leaders of the profession need to acquire. Surgeons in the future will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams in complex organisations, and will need to adapt and develop new skills and roles throughout their professional lives. Thus the syllabus covers management skills, quality improvement, leadership, teamwork and patient safety, as well as an introduction to the principles of medical education and clinical research methods. The knowledge gained during this course will stand students in good stead throughout their careers.Please keep me informed about the Surgical Science and Practice programme.
The MSc in Surgical Science and Practice is organised around six compulsory modules, plus a work-based research project and dissertation. The programme is normally completed in two to three years. Students are full members of the University of Oxford and are matriculated as members of an Oxford college.
The course features a significant component of online and distance learning, as well as one week of intensive teaching in Oxford per module.
Each module takes place once a year, giving students the opportunity to individualise their patterns of study.
During the course there is an exceptional opportunity for an introduction, with hands-on experience, to leading edge modern surgical technology such as the Da Vinci robot. The programme also features lectures by staff from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine based in the world-renowned Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
Taught by global experts, the modules in this programme can also be taken as individual stand-alone courses.
"The MSc in Surgical Science and Practice has provided me with a solid foundation to take my career to the next level as a successful surgeon, not only as a clinician but also as an educator and a manager. Through the course I have developed a skill set that will allow me to work effectively in a team that provides high quality care in today’s and tomorrow’s NHS. The course has provided me with opportunities that have broadened my horizons. Definitely a worthwhile investment, I have new and enhanced attributes that I will use for the rest of my surgical career.” - Geoffrey Chiu, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, UK
"The MSc Surgical Science and Practice covers critical aspects of the training of surgical specialists based on competencies. The teachers make you think out of the “doctors”-box; you are not just becoming a medical specialist, you will also be involved in research, quality improvement, teamwork, organisation, management, education etc. As a Dutch registrar, I found the discussions with international colleagues and teachers very insightful. Moreover, combining this part-time MSc (containing 6 short visits to lovely Oxford and mostly internet-based learning) with a regular training in your home country is very feasible. I would recommend it to every surgical registrar who is looking for a broader perspective on health care.” - Gabie de Jong, Surgical Registrar, The Netherlands
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The overarching aim of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice is to provide the next generation of surgeons with the tools to build and lead successful surgical units delivering safe, high quality, high reliability care.
By the end of the course candidates will be able to understand the following important principles:
At the end of the programme you will be able to:
To complete the MSc, students will need to:
The dissertation will be founded on a work-based research project that will build on the material studied in the taught modules. The dissertation should normally not exceed 15,000 words.
The project will normally be supervised by an academic supervisor from the University of Oxford, and an employer-based mentor.
The class-based modules include a period of preparatory study, a week of intensive face-to-face lectures and tutorials, followed by a period for assignment work. Attendance at modules is a requirement for study. Some non-classroom activities are provided at facilities elsewhere in the University, including surgical simulators and operating theatres on the University's hospital sites. The course includes taught material on research skills.
The taught modules include group work, discussions, guest lectures, and interaction and feedback with tutors and lecturers. Practical work develops the student's knowledge and understanding of the subject. This includes supervised access to surgical simulators and robots as part of the Surgical Technology and Robotics module.
A virtual learning environment (VLE) provides extensive support between modules.
University of Oxford libraries, including:
Plus facilities from the Department of Continuing Education, including:
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 4-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
Annual award fee:
Module fee: £1,740 (per taught module)
Dissertation fee: £5,220 (equivalent to 3 module fees)
1. The fee rates listed are for the academic year shown, and you should be aware that these rates will increase annually, so students attending for more than one year should expect the total to be higher than is shown in the Illustration. The exact amount will depend on the fee rates set annually, and upon the years you are in attendance; these are normally published well before the start of each academic year, but for your own budgetary purposes you may wish to estimate a 5% annual increase on fee rates.
2. MSc students are matriculated and are full members of the Collegiate University; college fees are included within the MSc programme fees and are paid to the colleges on a student’s behalf.
3. See the University of Oxford website for Home/EU and Overseas classification of students for fees purposes.
Judith Hockaday Travel Bursaries: Students attending postgraduate medical courses who are normally resident in less developed countries may be eligible for a bursary to help with travel to and from Oxford.
Applications to the MSc completed before 22 January 2016 will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Fund Scholarship.
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
The following modules can be studied as part of this programme:
Applications will be considered at each of the following gathered field deadlines:
If places are still available after the University's main 11 March 2016 deadline, we will consider applications until 24 June 2016. All supporting materials, including references, need to have been received by this date.
*Applications completed before 22 January 2016 will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship.
Help us to help you. Apply early - if you submit your application early, the Graduate Admissions team will be able to let you know if any items are missing. Applications must have been fully completed by the relevant application deadline in order to be considered, so please ensure that you have gathered your supporting materials in advance and have given your referees plenty of time to prepare their references before the deadline. Click here for a recommended timeline for applications.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to telephone interview.
Please read our 'Contractual and financial information' before submitting your application.
If you would like to discuss the programme please contact:
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