Norwich Medical School

MS ONCOPLASTIC BREAST SURGERY (PART TIME)

Key details 

MS ONCOPLASTIC BREAST SURGERY (PART TIME)

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Surgery
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks – is worth 20 credits. Currently, exam papers are sat in the September of each academic year, with re-sit attempts in January the following year. From 2019 we plan to introduce reflective essay-style assessments for each module, which will be submitted and marked online, and which can also be utilised as evidence towards your professional portfolio.

Your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work, marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale.

You will also undertake an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE exam) in your second year of study, which will be held in the UK in September. The exam will utilise several short stations, 15 to 20 minutes in duration, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge in various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery. There is also an accompanying log-book evaluation for those students wishing to proceed to the final year of study, which looks at competency in the core oncoplastic surgical procedures required to achieve the final MS award.

Admissions Live Chat   
Apply   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 2

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks – is worth 20 credits. Currently, exam papers are sat in the September of each academic year, with re-sit attempts in January the following year. From 2019 we plan to introduce reflective essay-style assessments for each module, which will be submitted and marked online, and which can also be utilised as evidence towards your professional portfolio.

Your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work, marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale.

You will also undertake an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE exam) in your second year of study, which will be held in the UK in September. The exam will utilise several short stations, 15 to 20 minutes in duration, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge in various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery. There is also an accompanying log-book evaluation for those students wishing to proceed to the final year of study, which looks at competency in the core oncoplastic surgical procedures required to achieve the final MS award.

Admissions Live Chat   
Apply   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 3

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks – is worth 20 credits. Currently, exam papers are sat in the September of each academic year, with re-sit attempts in January the following year. From 2019 we plan to introduce reflective essay-style assessments for each module, which will be submitted and marked online, and which can also be utilised as evidence towards your professional portfolio.

Your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work, marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale.

You will also undertake an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE exam) in your second year of study, which will be held in the UK in September. The exam will utilise several short stations, 15 to 20 minutes in duration, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge in various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery. There is also an accompanying log-book evaluation for those students wishing to proceed to the final year of study, which looks at competency in the core oncoplastic surgical procedures required to achieve the final MS award.

Admissions Live Chat   
Apply   
Open Days   

Please note that this course starts in January and students will take three modules in each calendar year in the order specified below. The dissertation starts in January of the third year of study.

Assessment for Year 1

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks – is worth 20 credits. Currently, exam papers are sat in the September of each academic year, with re-sit attempts in January the following year. From 2019 we plan to introduce reflective essay-style assessments for each module, which will be submitted and marked online, and which can also be utilised as evidence towards your professional portfolio.

Your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work, marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale.

You will also undertake an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE exam) in your second year of study, which will be held in the UK in September. The exam will utilise several short stations, 15 to 20 minutes in duration, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge in various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery. There is also an accompanying log-book evaluation for those students wishing to proceed to the final year of study, which looks at competency in the core oncoplastic surgical procedures required to achieve the final MS award.

Admissions Live Chat   
Apply   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks – is worth 20 credits. Currently, exam papers are sat in the September of each academic year, with re-sit attempts in January the following year. From 2019 we plan to introduce reflective essay-style assessments for each module, which will be submitted and marked online, and which can also be utilised as evidence towards your professional portfolio.

Your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work, marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale.

You will also undertake an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE exam) in your second year of study, which will be held in the UK in September. The exam will utilise several short stations, 15 to 20 minutes in duration, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge in various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery. There is also an accompanying log-book evaluation for those students wishing to proceed to the final year of study, which looks at competency in the core oncoplastic surgical procedures required to achieve the final MS award.

Admissions Live Chat   
Apply   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks – is worth 20 credits. Currently, exam papers are sat in the September of each academic year, with re-sit attempts in January the following year. From 2019 we plan to introduce reflective essay-style assessments for each module, which will be submitted and marked online, and which can also be utilised as evidence towards your professional portfolio.

Your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work, marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale.

You will also undertake an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE exam) in your second year of study, which will be held in the UK in September. The exam will utilise several short stations, 15 to 20 minutes in duration, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge in various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery. There is also an accompanying log-book evaluation for those students wishing to proceed to the final year of study, which looks at competency in the core oncoplastic surgical procedures required to achieve the final MS award.

Admissions Live Chat   
Apply   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Pass, merit or equivalent

Degree subject

MBBS or overseas equivalent

Additional entry requirements

ST 5 or above, Associate Specialist (2 years in breast surgery), GMC registered and MRCS or equivalent.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component)

  • PTE: 65 (minimum 65 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in January each year.

Course Reference Number: 1544409

Fees and Funding

Fees for the full course running from Jan 2021 will be:

£1000/module

£1500 for the dissertation

For illustration purposes, the total cost should a student wishing to complete a masters is therefore 6 x £1000 taught modules + £1500 dissertation = £7500

Part-time students can pay per module studied. However, module fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Course related costs

You will be responsible for covering your costs of travel and accommodation for any study days and examinations. Adequate notice of dates will be provided so you can arrange study leave from your clinical post.

Course Reference Number: 1544409

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 1544409
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Surgery
Duration (years)
3
The number of breast cancer cases in the UK is increasing. Norwich Medical School, with support from the Royal College of Surgeons (England), Association of Breast Surgery (ABS), British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), developed this unique course for surgeons looking to progress in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Following its inception in 2011, UEA’s innovative approach won a gold e-learning award, stimulating development of new super-specialist courses that adopt the same educational formula; the latest of which are offered internationally. Designed to mesh with the working lives of clinical practitioners, six modules cover benign breast disease, malignant breast disease, oncoplastic breast conservation, oncoplastic breast reconstruction, integrated research, and leadership and management. The focus is on consultant-level critical thinking and decision-making for surgeons as they gain on-the-job experience.
Schools
Norwich Medical School
See more