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Urology (Online Learning), ChM

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Online
This Urology (Online Learning) programme is delivered by The University of Edinburgh in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads to the award of Master of Surgery (ChM). It runs alongside clinical training and complements in-the-workplace training.

About

Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, it offers trainees in vascular and endovascular surgery the opportunity to study topics relevant to the specialty and supports preparation for final professional exit exams such as FRCS and FEBU. Your study will allow you to improve your evidence-based knowledge and enhance your clinical practice.

On completion of this Urology (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh, trainees will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical sub-specialty, and be able to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting
  • recognise the leadership contribution and responsibilities of the surgeon in the multidisciplinary management of complex surgical disease
  • critically reflect upon day-to-day surgical practice in the context of recent advances, and engage in critical dialogue with peers and experts in other sub-specialties
  • apply the general principles of clinical study design, ethics, and statistics to critically evaluate the scientific literature in surgical research, and make informed judgements on new and emerging issues in surgery
  • exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in professional activities at a level of independent surgical practice

Career opportunities

This award would highlight your interest in the specialty and commitment to continuing professional development. It is designed to enable you to study for final professional surgical examinations in a structured yet flexible way.

Upon completion, you will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the surgical specialty and application of this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting.

If you wish to be involved with teaching or research you will also find this a useful qualification.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

Compulsory modules will cover the basic elements of the specialty of urology, including oncology, andrology, stone disease, reconstructive urology, paediatric urology and renal transplantation. Each module is based around relevant surgical cases and includes discussion board and video master classes.

  • Year 2

Academic modules will explore research and teaching methodology, whilst enabling students to develop the ability to analyse published evidence and enhance their interactive and written clinical communication skills. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an academic research project in Year 2 e.g. Original research or a Systematic Review in a relevant area of work. Following completion of the programme, students are encouraged to seek publication of their study in a peer-reviewed journal.

Students are supported throughout the programme through asynchronous discussions with e-tutors who are all leading clinicians in their field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      Exams and graduation only
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council, and must have acquired your MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone).

UK applicants must be an Advanced Trainee in Urology (UK ST 4) and be based in a supervised surgical training programme at the time of enrolling.

Surgeons who have a consultant or career grade post (or equivalent) in urology are also eligible for entry.

Work Experience

Applicants from outside the UK must have completed a minimum of 24 months of basic training in surgery and 18 months of specialty training in urology before enrolling for the ChM.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

  • Online Learning Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. 

UK government postgraduate loans

UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK, could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs. 

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