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Surgical Care Practice, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) , | ,
This innovative Masters degree is suitable for qualified practitioners who have been appointed to surgical care practice training posts within surgical directorates. Your role should encompass the provision of care and appropriate intervention within the perioperative environment, on wards and/or in clinics (usually within a specified surgical specialty).

About

The programme will provide you with a systematic and critical understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge within specific areas of practice. You will develop core and specialist surgical skills and extend your knowledge and practice within the surgical care environment. This will include some operative procedures that will enable specialist practitioners to provide continuity of service and standards of care to patients in areas which do not necessarily need to be provided by medically qualified staff.

Career Prospects

On completion of this programme, you will gain a nationally recognised qualification that enables you to undertake the role of a surgical care practitioner.

You will also be able to demonstrate a number of core and specialist skills that will enable you to work effectively as part of the surgical team, work competently to practice within your field of speciality (e.g. cardiothoracic, colorectal, or trauma and orthopaedics) and to be able to function confidently, competently and autonomously.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Practice Project
  • Research: The Development of a Research Proposal 
  • Introduction to Surgical Care Practice
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnostics in Surgical Care Practice 
  • Generic Surgical Care Practice Skills 
  • Leadership and Management in Surgical Care Practice
  • Surgical Care Practice in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Surgical Care Practice in General Surgery
  • Surgical Care Practice in Urology
  • Surgical Care Practice in Cardiothoracic Surgery 
  • Surgical Care Practice in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Surgical Care Practice in Neurosurgery
  • Surgical Care Practice in Paediatric Surgery 
  • Surgical Care Practice in Vascular Surgery 
  • Surgical Care Practice in Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgical Care Practice in Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgical Care Practice in Gynaecology

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Credits
                      180 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      Blended

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      90

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      65

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Recommended score: Lower Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    General Requirements

                    To join this MSc, you must be a registered healthcare practitioner employed in a suitable working environment.

                    The minimum requirement is a lower second-class honours degree in a health or social care related subject, with evidence of at least 18 months post-registration experience. If you do not have a degree at 2:2 or above but have been employed as a trainee surgical care practitioner, you may still be able to gain entry to the programme if you can demonstrate evidence of study at undergraduate level (minimum 20 credits at Level 6) within the last three years.

                    Technological Requirements

                    In addition, you must complete a two-day Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Workshop independently, at your own expense, delivered by the local deaneries. This must be completed either before commencing the MSc Surgical Care Practice or while you are studying at the beginning of Year 1.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • EU/EEA

                      6120 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 6120 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                    Living costs

                    • Cambridge, United Kingdom

                      846 - 1470 GBP/month
                      Living Costs
                    • Manchester, United Kingdom

                      645 - 1200 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                    Funding

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