Norwich Medical School

PGDIP POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PRINCIPLES OF AESTHETIC BREAST SURGERY

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PGDIP POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PRINCIPLES OF AESTHETIC BREAST SURGERY

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

Modules Available Starting in January

Code: MED-7158E Credits: 20

This module will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of breast reduction surgery in female and male patients, including initial patient assessment, choice of surgical approach, essential elements of informed consent, management of post-operative complications including medico-legal issues. Clinical case discussions will cover auto-augmentation, augmentation mastopexy and massive weight loss surgery. Topics will be discussed in depth on-line, analysing the most up-to-date evidence and identifying models of best practice. Participants will develop their decision-making and critical thinking skills, and can compare their learning to expert opinions in the field.

Code: MED-7098E Credits: 20

This module is about the clinical management of complex breast aesthetic surgery cases. This module will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of complex aesthetic breast surgery, including the management of congenital and acquired breast asymmetry. Topics will be discussed in depth on-line, analysing the most up-to-date evidence and identifying models of best practice. Participants will develop their decision- making and critical thinking skills, and can compare their learning to expert opinions in the field.

Modules Available Starting in May

Code: MED-7157X Credits: 20

More information about this module will be available soon.

Code: MED-7068X Credits: 20

This module will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of breast augmentation, including the assessment of patients, consideration of psychosocial issues, informed consent, selection of appropriate devices, optimal peri-operative care, management of post-operative complications and effective addressing of medico-legal issues. Topics will be discussed in depth on-line, analysing the most up-to-date evidence and identifying models of best practice. Participants will develop their decision-making and critical thinking skills, and can compare their learning to expert opinions in the field.

Code: MED-7066X Credits: 20

This module is about developing candidates as clinical leaders. It covers - How to write a business case, Innovation and strategy, Personality and leadership, High performance teams, Understanding your organisation, Managing resources and Healthcare economics.

Modules Available Starting in September

Code: MED-7158D Credits: 20

More information about this module will be available soon.

Code: MED-7065D Credits: 20

The module examines service improvement and innovation and provides the scope and skills for you to undertake an evidence-based service improvement project. At the start of this module you must begin to think about their Research Dissertation. It is your responsibility to find a local Supervisor, who will be the primary contact during the dissertation, to arrange sponsorship, funding and ethics.

Code: MED-7096D Credits: 20

This module will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of breast mastopexy surgery, including initial patient assessment, choice of surgical approach, essential elements of informed consent, management of post-operative complications and effective addressing of medico-legal issues. Topics will be discussed in depth on-line, analysing the most up-to-date evidence and identifying models of best practice. Participants will develop their decision-making and critical thinking skills, and can compare their learning to expert opinions in the field.

 

This course is comprised of six 16-week-long online modules, providing advanced learning in the following specialist areas:  

  • Breast augmentation  
  • Breast reduction  
  • Mastopexy  
  • Congenital breast anomalies  
  • Secondary aesthetic surgery  
  • Breast lipomodelling  

Each module is delivered in two-week topics, with learning outcomes mapped to the UK ISCP plastic surgery curriculum. You will also be required to undertake approximately 15 hours of independent study each week, including:  

  • Reading core texts and the latest clinical papers  
  • Discussing an online clinical case with your peers to draw out learning opportunities and evidence-based practice  
  • Completing formative assessments to aid your learning, including multiple-choice questions and script concordance tests  
  • Constructing a personal management plan for the clinical case to demonstrate your understanding of the topic  
  • 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. If you complete it successfully you’ll be awarded 20 university credits. Once you’ve earned 60 credits, in addition to your CPD accreditation you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate. If you successfully complete assessments for six modules, you’ll acquire 120 credits and receive a Postgraduate Diploma.  

Teaching  

All teaching will take place online, using range of teaching techniques, including peer-group (PBL) discussion and specialist formative testing.  

Our e-tutors are all highly experienced senior clinicians working both in the UK and internationally, so you will be able to maximise your exposure to global discussions and comparisons of best practice.  

Independent study  

You will complete the course in parallel with your clinical duties in breast or plastic surgery. We allocate time for background reading and will provide you with access to UEA’s online library to facilitate your evidence-based learning.  

Each module can be undertaken without an assessment component, allowing you to gain CPD evidence for your portfolio. However, if you do want to obtain formal university credits to contribute towards a postgraduate qualification, you will need to successfully complete a written assessment for each module.  

The summative assessment is a written reflective 4,000-word essay, which will be submitted and marked online.  

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. 

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Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Pass, merit or equivalent

Degree subject

MBBS or overseas equivalent

Additional entry requirements

MRCS examination or equivalent.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The intakes for this course are in January, May and September each year. 
Course Reference Number: 7615828

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are:

  • £1000 per 20 credit module

  • £1500 for the 60 credit dissertation module

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

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

Core recommended textbooks are cited throughout the modules, which can be obtained locally through medical libraries, but you may wish to purchase your own.  

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

Course Reference Number: 7615828

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University. Students apply for one stand-alone module initially by applying online. Students wishing to take additional modules in the future can then do so through the UEA Learning and Teaching Service, without needing to reapply.

FURTHER INFORMATION

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

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: 7615828
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Postgraduate Diploma
Duration (years)
2
Delivered entirely online, this course is designed to provide surgeons the world over with access to high-quality education in aesthetic breast surgery.   Using training techniques developed over seven years by a specialist team at Norwich Medical School, our gold award-winning course is comprised of six core modules. Each module will allow you to acquire CPD accreditation supporting your professional appraisal, and can also be used to build towards a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma award in Aesthetic Breast Surgery.   This challenging and rewarding programme has a flexible structure designed around the working lives of busy surgical practitioners. It is facilitated by our dedicated virtual learning environment (VLE), which hosts a thriving online community of students and senior specialists from all over the world.  
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