Postgraduate study
Health & Social Care

MCh Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

The programme provides postgraduate education for doctors specialising in surgical gastroenterology and is delivered in collaboration with South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.

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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During the programme you study the underpinning principles of evidence-based surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery. you will focus on developing your clinical knowledge and understanding of surgical gastroenterology practice and the research skills necessary to be an evidence-based practitioner able to undertake clinical research. The programme enables you to:

  • further develop an understanding of the principles and clinical concepts underpinning practice in surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery
  • further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based practice and research within the specialist field of surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery
  • foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice in surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery that will enable you to acquire skills to practice safely and enhance your practice.

We have used a flexible approach to course delivery. For the majority of modules you can choose to attend taught sessions or study by distance learning.

In Year 1 you study a number of modules which develop your understanding of the principles underpinning clinical practice in surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery - these develop your skills in evidence-based practice, research methods and statistics.

In Year 2 you undertake a dissertation which includes developing a research paper for publication as well as the research project, OR a dissertation plus an option module.

Course structure

Year 1 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.

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.

Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery

You extend your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts underpinning evidence-based surgical gastroenterology practice whilst working in specialist surgical gastroenterology. You further develop your knowledge and understanding of applied surgical gastroenterology topics such as anatomy and physiology, clinical assessment and investigation, evidence-based surgical gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery practice for common upper and lower gastro-intestinal disorders, and advanced clinical decision-making.

 

Year 2 core modules

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.

How you learn

We use a range of learning and teaching methods. For most modules you can choose to attend classes or study by distance learning. Our taught classes use key lectures, group discussions, case-based discussions, practical activities, clinical simulation work and computer lab sessions. All distance learning is supported through the virtual learning environment where learning materials are available in a variety of forms including written materials, narrated PowerPoint presentations, interactive materials and electronic discussion forums. You receive supervision and support from your personal tutor, programme leader, module leaders, academic supervisors and clinical advisers. You are also expected to undertake some self-study to support your learning.

How you are assessed

We use a range of assessment methods throughout including formative assessment, written reports, statistical analysis, written and oral exams and a research project.

Career opportunities

You improve your career prospects by developing your specialist knowledge in surgical gastroenterology to postgraduate level and enhancing your research and evidence-based practice skills.

Entry requirements

  • You must have a medical degree (MBBS, MRCS or equivalent postgraduate degree)
  • You must work within surgical gastroenterology at ST3 (or equivalent)
  • If you are an international student you must apply through MTI - you will need to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).


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