This is a joint programme between Queen Mary University of London: Barts Cancer Institute and University of Malta: Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
Joint MSc Degrees awarded by Queen Mary University of London and University of Malta
General Surgery Course Director: Professor Bijendra Patel & Professor Godfrey LaFerla
Gynaecology Module Director: Professor Charles Savona-Ventura
Start Date: TBC
Duration: 2 years
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The landscape of surgical education is continually evolving with advances in technology and this unique joint programme designed by the University of Malta and Queen Mary University of London offers a new curriculum of technology-enhanced learning. This course is designed to be a flexible mode of study, allowing the programme to be studied alongside the surgical and gynaecological training in Malta for both local and international students.
In the current era of evidence-based medicine, the course Director Professor Bijendra Patel has developed competency-based training using simulation that aims to accelerate surgical training and improve surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice and improving patient welfare. In addition, this course will teach students the basics of research methodology, critically appraising literature, designing a research project and academic writing of the dissertation.
Suggested Modules for General Surgery
Suggested Modules for Obstetrics & Gynaecology
|1. Applied Surgical Anatomy and Physiology||1. Applied Surgical Anatomy and Physiology|
|2. Laparoscopic Skills||2. Laparoscopic Skills|
|3. Basics in Research Methods||3. Basics in Research Methods|
|4. Sutures, Instruments and Suturing Techniques||4. Sutures, Instruments and Suturing Techniques|
|5. Sepsis and Soft Skills in Surgery||5. Sepsis and Soft Skills in Surgery|
|6. Tissue Suturing||6. Minimally Invasive Skills in Gynaecology|
|7. Virtual Reality Immersive Learning - Cholecystectomy||7. Practical Skills in Hysteroscopic Gynaecology|
|8. Laparoscopic Suturing Skills||8. Laparoscopic Suturing Skills|
|9. Laparoscopic Simulation and Cadaver Training||9. Laparoscopic Simulation and Cadaver Training|
|10. Dissertation||10. Dissertation|
For detailed module information, visit the module details webpage.
Blended study with both online and campus-based teaching.
This MSc course offers hands-on training with face-to-face and online live feedback and assessment.
Students will be required to have:
All students enrolled on this course will receive:
*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.
Applicants for whom English is not a first language will also require a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with 6.5 in writing) or equivalent unless your undergraduate degree was studied in English. For more information on English language requirements, and acceptable qualifications, please visit the Queen Mary English Language Requirements webpage.
All applications must be completed online.
As part of your application you will be required to provide the following documents:
To be confirmed
Numerous funding options are available to Postgraduate students. For more information, visit the Queen Mary Funding a Masters webpage.
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.
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.
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