Centre for Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine


MSc Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine

A Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Perioperative medicine

  • For those seeking expertise in the science of perioperative care
  • Innovative , e-learning design work at your own pace in 2-5 years
  • Delivered by renowned National and International experts

Welcome Welcome to the Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine  
September 2015

Starting with a Certificate in Perioperative Medicine
Enrolling now via this link and more information

A guide to studying at UCL

Download the 2015/16 flyer

Check out our video looking at one of the module 1 chapters 'Risk assessment" 

How our course works

In each module students study a different topic in their own time by looking at the on-line lecture, reading the written material and visiting other online resources as directed.

The successful completion of certificate, diploma and dissertation will lead to the award of MSc.

Each module will be examined by a short essay question (1200 words).

A portion of the marks will be awarded for student contribution to course blogs, case reviews and other interactive activity.

Outline Programme

Module 1: The Landscape of Perioperative Medicine

Module 2: Towards a New Model in Perioperative Care

Module 3: Methods in Perioperative Care

Module 4: Quality, Safety and Leadership in Perioperative Care

Module 5: The evolving paradigm in Perioperative cardiac disease

Module 6: Perioperative Pain and Cancer disease

Module 7: Perioperative issues for an ageing population

Module 8: Special topics in Perioperative Care


Outline Programme

Diploma in Perioperative Medicine

Certificate in Perioperative Medicine

successful completion of the Certificate in Perioperative Medicine and

Four further modules in development


Outline Programme

Masters in Perioperative Medicine

Successful completion of the Diploma in Perioperative Medicine and a dissertation.

The 10,000 word dissertation can take one of three forms: 

  1. Completion of a Systematic Review.
  2. Critical appraisal - reviewing an agreed topic in Perioperative Medicine
  3. A supervised study in preoperative medicine. 

Students will be advised on how to structure their work with the potential to publish their outputs.

Teaching Faculty

Dr Gareth Ackland, London, UK

Dr Matt Dickinson, Guildford, UK

Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, London, UK

Professor Lee Fleisher, Philadelphia, USA

Dr Carol Peden, Bath, UK

Professor Mike Grocott, Southampton, UK

Dr Denny Levett, Southampton UK

Professor Monty Mythen, London, UK

Tim Miller  Durham, USA

Dr Andrew McLeod, London, UK

Dr John Carlisle, Torbay, UK

Dr Mike Swart, Torbay, UK

Professor Mervyn Singer, London, UK

Professor Hugh Montgomery, London, UK

Professor Paul Myles, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Joel Symmons, Melbourne, Australia

Local Organising and Editing Faculty

Dr David Walker

Dr Gautam Kumar

Dr Robert CM Stephens

Dr Catalina Stendall

Dr Ravin Mistry

Dr Ramai Santhirapala

Dr Marta Campbell

Dr Mevan Gooneratne 

Dr Sara Kynaston



Michaela Lane: Course Administrator

Dr David Walker: Course Lead Tutor periopmed@ucl.ac.uk