Postgraduate study
Health & Social Care

MCh General and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

This is a collaborative programme between the School of Health & Social Care at Teesside University and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You gain a postgraduate education that develops your specialist expertise within oncoplastic breast surgery.

Course information

Part-time

  • 2 years

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September 2018 entry

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £11,000
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  • Not eligible for any fee discounts

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Throughout the programme you develop your understanding of the concepts and principles underpinning the care of patients undergoing breast surgery. You advance your ability to find, critically evaluate and apply relevant research evidence to ensure it is both clinically and cost effective.

The knowledge and skills you develop enhance your clinical decision-making and research practice within oncoplastic breast surgery, enabling you to contribute to the knowledge base. You are encouraged to focus on topical issues within current oncoplastic breast surgery practice and concentrate on aspects of practice that are particularly relevant to your specific interests and practice.

You develop:

  • an understanding of the principles and clinical concepts underpinning practice in general (including emergency general surgery) and oncoplastic breast surgery
  • the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based practice and research within the specialist field of oncoplastic breast surgery
  • a commitment to lifelong learning and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice in general (emergency) and oncoplastic breast surgery that enables you to acquire the skills to practice safely.

Course structure

Core modules

Designing Research Projects

You gain the knowledge and skills you need to design and manage a primary or secondary research audit or evaluation project that’s relevant to your practice. You also cover research governance and ethics, and prepare for applying for ethical approval or release. And we prepare you for your dissertation if you choose to progress to the master’s programme.

Evidence-based Practice

You enhance your skills as a professional practicing evidence-based health care. This module also helps your transition to postgraduate study. You develop key skills that are transferable to subsequent modules, such as literature searching and using advanced critical appraisal skills as an integral part of decision making in health and social care. You also learn how to apply the principles of change management to implement evidence in practice. We use a variety of approaches to teaching including e-learning, formal lectures, seminars and practical activities.

General and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Practical Statistics

You gain a solid grounding in the statistical concepts needed in analysing basic health and medical data. The indicative content provides an overview of the basic concepts in statistics. It leads you from understanding basic fundamentals up to multivariate analysis.

 

and one optional module

Dissertation

Here you consolidate and develop further skills and knowledge from previous modules. More specifically you synthesise learning as you apply your research-related knowledge to identify a researchable problem, plan and execute a study. You use a range of different methodologies for your study, such as quantitative, qualitative or systematic review.

Dissertation and Research Paper

This module enables you to apply your research-related knowledge to identify a researchable problem, plan and execute a study and to write up the dissertation in the format of a journal article for publication as well as the main thesis write up.

 

Modules offered may vary.

Where you study

You study at Teesside University main campus for the majority of modules.
Delivery of the Clinical module is mainly at James Cook University Hospital with some sessions at other local trusts.

How you learn

How you are assessed

Your learning is facilitated through a range of assessment methods which guide you towards developing the academic skills necessary for studying at master’s level, and to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme and modules. Formative assessment is used to support your learning and provide you with the opportunity for feedback on your mastery skills, the development of your academic writing and referencing skills, and your progress at an early stage. Summative assessment methods utilise a range of approaches such as: written report, statistical analysis, written research proposal, oral and written exam, essay, improvement proposal, research project, and journal article for publication.

Career opportunities

The knowledge and skills you develop throughout the programme are important skills for doctors who wish to progress to consultant level and the programme strengthens your understanding of these areas.

Entry requirements

  • Medical degree (MBBS and MRCS or equivalent postgraduate degree)
  • Working within general surgery at or above F2/SHO/ST3 or equivalent and with an interest in oncoplastic breast surgery
  • international/overseas applicants must apply through the medical training initiative and have IELTS 7 or above
  • Admission is dependent on successful interview
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Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study. Find out more about RPL.

Course information

Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

September 2018 entry

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £11,000
    More details about our fees
  • Not eligible for any fee discounts

Contact details

Further information