UCC Postgraduate courses

Surgical Science

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Surgical Science

  • Code

    CKX20 Part-time

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    2 Years Part-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    MCh

  • EU Fees 2018

    €4,250 (Year 1) €3,250 (Year 2)
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2018

    €4,250 (Year 1) €3,250 (Year 2)

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    6 September 2019

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    15th June

  • Start Date

    October 2019

Course Outline

The aim of the programme is to provide postgraduate education in surgery for clinical students (medical graduates), to enhance their academic understanding of the speciality, prior to or during early surgical training. The Masters programme will also provide structured research opportunities. 

The MCh in Surgical Science is a two-year part-time programme with an annual intake, comprising of taught modules and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies, journal reviews and clinical skills teaching towards the development of a competitive clinical, teaching and research portfolio.

Year 1

  • SY6001 Essentials in surgery 1 (10 credits) - Infection prevention and management including antibiotic stewardship, wound management and healing.
  • MX6007  Surgical Metabolism (5 credits) - Optimising Metabolism and Fluid Management in the surgical setting 
  • MX6005 Professional Development in Surgery Research Methodology, Innovation and Device Development (15 credits)

Completion of year 1 leads to the award of a certificate in surgical science.

Year 2

  • SY6002 Essentials in surgery 2 (15 credits) - Optimising efficiencies, pre-op screening and early discharge strategies, theatre process, pain management.
  • MX6006 Professional development in surgery 2 (15 credits) - Leadership and management strategies, self-care and human factors awareness, safety solutions and error reduction in surgery including radiation safety training, the surgeon as educator.

Completion of 60 credits in year 1 and 2 leads to the award of a Diploma in Surgical Science

  • SY6003 Research Project in surgery (30 credits) - Research dissertation

Completion of 90 credits leads to the award of a Masters in Surgical Science

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching sessions consist of both online learning and face to face teaching sessions.

Non-EU Applications

Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can also apply online at PAC.

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students.

 

**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year. 

In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments. 

Course Practicalities

In recognition of the significant clinical service commitments of all participants, course delivery employs a blended learning approach with significant use of online learning resources. Contact teaching sessions are scheduled every two months and occurs on Friday evenings and Saturdays in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex in UCC.

Assessment

Assessment will involve written assignments, MCQs and Portfolio completion.

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by staff in the medical education unit and medical and surgical consultant staff with some external faculty

Why Choose This Course

This innovative programme will provide you with a strong foundation with which to progress through specialist surgical and other postgraduate training. There is significant use of e-learning therefore campus based contact teaching time is condensed recognizing the work commitments of surgical trainees. The modular structure offered allows flexibility to trainees who can opt to access a one year certificate or two year diploma/masters. 

This course combines a focus on surgical efficiencies such as innovative strategies in decision making, improving surgical key performance indicators and the development of the early career surgeon as a service and team leader.

Skills and Careers Information

This course/programme may appeal to those contemplating or embarking on a surgical career or those who wish to broaden their academic portfolio to enhance their competitiveness. It may also be attractive to overseas students who would like the opportunity to learn more about the surgical environment in Ireland and expand their academic repertoire and surgical management strategies.

On completion of the MCh students will be expected to have a sound knowledge and comprehension of strategies which improve surgical outcomes and will have developed evaluative, problem solving, management and leadership skills. This will enhance possibilities of securing core and higher specialist training opportunities Those who continue to masters level will have undertaken substantive research in their field of practice.

Requirements

Applicants for the MCh in Surgical Science will be required to have attained a medical qualification of the NUI or an equivalent institution, and to be eligible for full registration as a doctor with the Irish Medical Council.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

View the grades comparison table

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Fees and Costs

The fee for this course is €4,250 (Year 1) €3,250 (Year 2).

Part-time students:

If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for part time course is half the full time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

The Non-EU fee for this course is €4,250 (Year 1) €3,250 (Year 2).

Non-EU Fees

The 2017/2018 Postgraduate Fees Schedule is available here

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

Please log into PAC for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

Questions on how to apply?

Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

The closing date for non-EU applications is 15th June

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