Perioperative Medicine MSc
Perioperative medicine - the care of patients considering, preparing for, having and recovering from surgery, is an emerging and collaborative speciality. We have developed a new and innovative distance learning MSc in Perioperative Medicine that will involve reviewing and understanding the current literature, appraising the evidence and questioning current practices. With a faculty from the leading lights at UCL, UK and abroad, the MSc in Perioperative Medicine will help you develop skills that you can take back to the bedside and clinic to improve the care of high risk surgical patients. Accessible full or part-time, it is ideally suited to those working ‘at the coalface’. As a true multidisciplinary speciality the MSc in Perioperative Medicine welcomes applications from all healthcare professionals with a minimum of a second-class U.K. Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science or an equivalent overseas qualification.
Perioperative medicine is a rapidly evolving and exciting field committed to providing excellent care to surgical patients. This new Master's programme, delivered via e-learning, will address the challenges posed by the high-risk surgical patient and is designed to equip those involved in managing surgical care with extensive knowledge, underpinned by best evidence, and encourage a deep understanding of the specialty.
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.
A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science or nursing or a medical degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
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UCL's Perioperative Medicine MSc will provide an internationally recognised qualification, and on completion students will be equipped to pioneer progress and develop quality improvements in this new field. This will greatly enhance individual clinical practice, in addition to furthering opportunities in academia, education, management and leadership roles.
Perioperative Medicine MSc is a higher degree with real value in the workplace as it prepares graduates for senior positions in the field. Students will develop a deep understanding of the evidence base, and utilising this to effect changes in perioperative process and outcome is central to the programme.
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Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This MSc programme is designed for doctors (anaesthetists, surgeons, physicians) and nurse specialists engaged in the management of patients in the perioperative period, and who are committed to developing expertise in perioperative care through active participation in this innovative education forum.
- All applicants
- 27 July 2018
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What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Perioperative Medicine at graduate level
- why you want to study Perioperative Medicine at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
Students learn by walking the patient journey, from diagnosis to discharge. Developing an understanding of the individual needs of patients and how to assess risk and outcomes will be followed by an outline of the surgical inflammatory response. Students will be introduced to statistical study design as it applies to research and understand changes in guidance. Quality, safety and leadership matters are covered in great detail.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation/report (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, flexible study, up to five years) is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, flexible study, up to two years) is offered.
- The Landscape of Perioperative Medicine
- Towards a New Model in Perioperative Care
- Data and Statistics in Perioperative Care
- Quality, Safety and Leadership in Perioperative Care
- The Evolving Paradigm in Perioperative Care
- Perioperative Pain and Cancer Disease
- Perioperative Issues for an Ageing Population
- Special Topics in Perioperative Care
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Students will undertake a piece of original research (which might include a systematic review), developed and presented in the style of a nominated peer-reviewed journal and students will be encouraged to publish this work as part of their learning experience.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered entirely through distance e-learning methodology. A wide range of learning styles are catered for within the programme material including vodcasts, podcasts, formal written text, online seminars, case reviews and graphics. The MSc adopts a range of examination styles including short answer questions, short essay writing, reflective practice and contributing to case-based discussions. The examination process will include both summative and formative assessment and help develop students’ writing styles.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Perioperative Medicine MSc
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