Norwich Medical School

MS SPECIALIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SPD) PRINCIPLES OF COLOPROCTOLOGY

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MS SPECIALIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SPD) PRINCIPLES OF COLOPROCTOLOGY

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Surgery

Assessment for Year 1

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of 80% online engagement to receive CPD accreditation for each module. You will also have the option to take a summative written assessment for each module; complete it successfully and you’ll be awarded 20 university credits. Acquire 60 credits and, in addition to your CPD accreditation, you’ll also be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate. Successfully complete assessments for 6 modules and you’ll acquire 120 credits and receive a Postgraduate Diploma.

If you then decide to complete a 60 credit Master’s dissertation project, you’ll achieve 180 credits in total, and a Master’s degree. The assessment format is a reflective essay, 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.

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Modules commence in January, May and September. Students will be permitted to select one or two modules that are available at each start point. Dissertation can only be commenced following successful completion of the preceding 6 modules.

Assessment for Year 1

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of 80% online engagement to receive CPD accreditation for each module. You will also have the option to take a summative written assessment for each module; complete it successfully and you’ll be awarded 20 university credits. Acquire 60 credits and, in addition to your CPD accreditation, you’ll also be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate. Successfully complete assessments for 6 modules and you’ll acquire 120 credits and receive a Postgraduate Diploma.

If you then decide to complete a 60 credit Master’s dissertation project, you’ll achieve 180 credits in total, and a Master’s degree. The assessment format is a reflective essay, 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.

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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 subject

Medicine

Additional entry requirements

You must meet the following entry requirements for the course:

– ST 5 or above or equivalent

– Speciality Doctor/Associate specialists (two years in colorectal surgery) or equivalent

– EU resident

– GMC or equivalent

– MRCS or equivalent

You will also need to be available to attend (non-virtual) regional training days to discuss cases, and meet your tutors and fellow trainees.

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: 76 (minimum 76 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Course Reference Number: 1544425

Fees and Funding

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

£1000 per module

£1500 for the Dissertation module

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 Reference Number: 1544425

How to Apply

You can apply online at: www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply. You will be required to include the following information with your application:

– Two references (one should be an academic reference)

– Your CV

– A personal statement

– Your GMC registration number or equivalent

– Copies of your graduation certificates

Please refer to the website for application closing date. All applications for postgraduate study are processed through the Admissions Office and forwarded to the School for consideration.

Course Reference Number: 1544425
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Surgery
Our e-learning Masters course, developed with support from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) offers a flexible and innovative training programme to help you achieve your goals. Currently, this course is the only programme to qualify specialists in colorectal surgery. Our philosophy is to promote setting standards at this specialist level, tailored to your individual circumstances. Our aim is to prepare and assess you for year –1 level consultant specialist practice. This will be achieved through a combination of rigorous and engaging online activities and assessment of your surgical, communication and decision-making skills
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