MSc and Diplomas

MSc: Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Skills, at Queen Mary University of London, UK

This MSc is designed to accelerate surgical training and improve surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The programme offers the opportunity to develop, or extend, expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery and bowel anastomosis.

The course will provide students with a unique opportunity to practice and perfect the laparoscopic technical skills necessary to meet the standards set by The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland for obtaining LapPass – “The Laparoscopic Passport”. 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.

As well as practical skills, you will gain a clear understanding of the research process, including critical appraisal and academic writing.

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MCh: Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, at Teeside University, UK.

The programme provides postgraduate education for doctors specialising in surgical gastroenterology and is delivered in collaboration between Teesside University and South Tees NHS Foundation Trust with support from consultants from NHS Trusts across the Tees Valley area. During the course you will study the underpinning principles of evidence based surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery. The course focuses on developing your clinical knowledge and understanding of surgical gastroenterology practice and the research skills necessary to be an evidence based practitioner and to be able to undertake clinical research.

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