Laparoscopic Surgery & Surgical Skills

Key Information

Award: MSc / iMSc

Modes of Study: Full Time Onsite (1 year)

Programme Director: Professor Bijendra Patel

Start Date: September 2021

Application Deadline: 31st July 2021

For more information and to apply:

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This unique MSc accelerates surgical training and improves surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The course offers the opportunity to develop or extend expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery.

The course will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain postgraduate training and development in cognitive and motor skills using surgical simulators. The state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre allows novice learning and skill mastery to occur in a low-stress, high-feedback environment while protecting the patient from procedural inexperience.

Students will gain a clear understanding of the concept and theories surrounding the issues of research and critical appraisal along with academic writing.

Content
Compulsory modules

Laparoscopic Skills
Laparoscopic Suturing Skills
Laparoscopic Procedure Skills (Cholecystectomy)
Research Methods
Dissertation
Bowel Anastomosis Skills 


For more details about these modules, please visit the module details page.

Structure
Full Time

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - March
Semester 3: May - August

Exams

Semester 1: January      Semester 2: March/April       Semester 3: August resits

Modes of study
Award and structure

MSc: 120 taught credits + 60 credit Dissertation

Entry Requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
  • A medical degree; or
  • Successful completion of at least 3 years of MBBS studies (including the equivalent of one year of patient-based teaching)*; or
  • Allied health professional (e.g. specialist nurse/dietician/physiologist) with a science based degree awarded with 2:1 or above (or international equivalent)

*Intercalating students must pass exams taken prior to commencing the MSc at first attempt and confirm that the beginning of their following year of MBBS studies start after all assessment for the MSc has been completed.

For more information on intercalated degrees please see here.

For international equivalencies please see the QMUL International Office.

English Language Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not a first language will also require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent, unless their undergraduate degree was studied in, and awarded by, an English-speaking country. For more information on acceptable English language qualifications please visit the Queen Mary English Language Requirements webpage.

How to Apply

All applications must be completed online.

As part of your application you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • 2 references (at least one of these must be an academic reference)
  • Copies of degree transcripts
  • English language results and certificate (if applicable)
Intercalating Applicants

Intercalating students must also apply via the Intercalated Degrees Admissions team. Please visit the Queen Mary website for more detailed information about the application process.

Fees & Funding
Full-time study - September 2021 | 1 year

Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.


Funding and scholarships

Numerous funding options are available to Postgraduate students. For more information, visit the Queen Mary Funding a Masters webpage.

Deposit

Due to receiving large volumes of successful applications, it is our department policy to request a deposit of £2000 from overseas students and £1000 from home/EU students in order to secure your place on the course. This will be payable on acceptance of an offer.

Career Prospects
  • Qualify to obtain LapPass - "The Laparoscopic Passport" from The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Improves technical skills and accelerates your core and specialist surgical training
  • Get a higher degree for career enhancement
  • An excellent foundation for further research - MD(Res)/PhD studies

Covid-19 update for applicants

We would like to reassure all our prospective students that we are processing all applications for September 2021 and dealing with your enquiries as usual. We understand these are uncertain times and many of you are concerned about whether to apply or accept an offer.

We have guidance for applicant queries, information includes the following topics:

  • Applying to study at Queen Mary
  • Starting in September
  • IELTS or TOEFL tests
  • Supporting documents for applications
  • Visa applications

Visit the Queen Mary Applicants page for more information.

If you have any further queries please contact us at bci-cancercourses@qmul.ac.uk or join us for a virtual open day where you can ask your questions directly to the academic and admin team.

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