Norwich Medical School

PDIP ONCOPLASTIC BREAST SURGERY (PART TIME) (JANUARY START)

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PDIP ONCOPLASTIC BREAST SURGERY (PART TIME) (JANUARY START)

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Postgraduate Diploma
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks (a minimum of 80% engagement with online discussions and attempting online tests) – is worth 20 credits. Each clinical module is assessed by an end of module reflective case-based essay which is submitted and marked online, and can be included in your professional portfolio. 

Both your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work developed during the module to consolidate your learning during the course of the module.

All assessments are marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale and feedback is provided based on these criteria.

Year One modules: 

Benign breast disease and Malignant breast disease modules: 

  • Formative assessment: topic quizzes, management plans 

  • Summative assessment: reflective clinical case essay 

Management and service improvement module: 

  • Summative coursework based assessment 

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Assessment for Year 2

Year Two modules: 

  • Oncoplastic breast conserving and breast reconstruction modules: 

  • Formative topic quizzes and management plans 

  • Summative case-based reflective essays 

  • Clinical OSCE 

You will undertake an online objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in September of your second year of study. The exam will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery.  

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

Assessment for Year 1

Each clinical module includes a written assessment, which – together with sufficient online participation in the formative tasks (a minimum of 80% engagement with online discussions and attempting online tests) – is worth 20 credits. Each clinical module is assessed by an end of module reflective case-based essay which is submitted and marked online, and can be included in your professional portfolio. 

Both your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work developed during the module to consolidate your learning during the course of the module.

All assessments are marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale and feedback is provided based on these criteria.

Year One modules: 

Benign breast disease and Malignant breast disease modules: 

  • Formative assessment: topic quizzes, management plans 

  • Summative assessment: reflective clinical case essay 

Management and service improvement module: 

  • Summative coursework based assessment 

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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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

Year Two modules: 

  • Oncoplastic breast conserving and breast reconstruction modules: 

  • Formative topic quizzes and management plans 

  • Summative case-based reflective essays 

  • Clinical OSCE 

You will undertake an online objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in September of your second year of study. The exam will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of various aspects of planning and decision-making in topics related to oncoplastic breast surgery.  

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

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

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

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: 76 (minimum 76 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Intakes

The next intake starts in January 2022. There is no September intake to this course.

Course Reference Number: 6884582

Fees and Funding

Fees for the full course running from Jan 2024 will be:

£1,000 per 20 credit module

£1,500 for the 60 credit dissertation module

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

Course related costs

Adequate notice of dates will be provided so you can arrange study leave from your clinical post. 

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of additional course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6884582

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: 6884582
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Postgraduate Diploma
Duration (years)
2
Breast cancer cases globally are on the increase. In 2011, 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 develop skills in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. UEA’s award-winning e-learning approach has resulted in a suite of new super-specialist courses, delivered entirely online, and requiring no travel by its students.  
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