MS Master of Surgery in Principles of Coloproctology (Part Time)
- Part Time
- Degree of Master of Surgery
- Course Length
- 3 years
- Course Start Date
- September 2024
Our e-learning Master’s course offers a flexible and innovative training programme to help you achieve your goals in coloproctology. 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, reflective essays and course work of your surgical, research, communication and decision-making skills.
Supporting flexible study patterns is more important than ever when balancing working time directives with the highest quality training. The University of East Anglia (UEA) Masters Course in Coloproctology meets this challenge, and offers added advantages over face-to-face delivery: our bespoke, flexible approach offers excellent opportunities for problem-based training and assessment, access to a large specialist faculty, seamless communication with e-tutors/mentors, access to online resources, evidencing progress and development.
Our programme is linked directly to the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme and is set at a more advanced level than the exit FRCS. We achieve this through a comprehensive syllabus with defined outcomes to ensure that you acquire expert subject knowledge. For the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master’s level, you can tailor the course to suit your career path. Surgical skills training combined with e-tutoring and access to the specialist faculty resource that this will offer, provides an exceptionally rich training experience, complementing and surpassing the knowledge requirements for the FRCS exam exit.
A Master’s Degree tailored to professional development
The syllabus has been designed by our specialist faculty team to complement your real-world professional development. The Clinical Leadership and Management module develops clinical leadership, inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, developing new service and innovation, evaluation and delivery of the latest government policies. Our Integrated Research module empowers trainees to conduct and supervise research within the NHS setting, writing and succeeding in submitting research protocols, evaluating research methodologies and literature reviews.
Study and Modules
The course allows you to decide to which level you wish to train:
- For the PGDip, you’ll need to complete six compulsory modules. These include 4 subject related modules (1. Colorectal emergencies, 2. Neoplasia, 3. Inflammatory bowel disease and 4. Proctology and functional bowel) and 2 generic modules (1. Management and service delivery and 2. Integrated research).
- For the Master’s level qualification you will follow the same as the PGDip, and, in addition, you will need to complete a year-long Dissertation module
Modules Available Starting in May(Min Credits: 0, Max Credits: 40)
Modules Available Starting in January(Min Credits: 20, Max Credits: 40)
Modules Available Starting in September(Min Credits: 20, Max Credits: 40)
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.
Teaching and Learning
Each module is delivered over 16 week period.
You should plan on around 165 hours of study per 16-week module. There will be 35 hours per module of e-tutor support, in the format of mediated forum discussions. We use a Problem Based Learning approach in two-week blocks with follow-up online assessment. For each task, we provide links to relevant literature and resources directly through our VLE, saving you time and allowing you to progress in a targeted way. There are MCQs and various other learning resources including videos to help learning about the topic.
You will need to demonstrate a minimum of 80% online engagement to receive CPD accreditation for each module. 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 summative assessment format for 4 subject related modules is 4000 word reflective essay, which will be submitted and marked online. Your research and management modules will involve the online submission of a piece of written work, marked according to the UEA postgraduate senate scale.
- Degree Subject
- MBBS or overseas equivalent. MRCS or equivalent
- English Foreign Language
pplications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in all components with 6.0 in the others
Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date.
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
This course is open to UK and International applicants. The intakes for this course are 9th September 2024, 20th January 2025 and 12th May 2025.
Additional Information or Requirements
ST 5 or above or equivalent and MRCS or equivalent.
Our Admissions Policy applies to the admissions of all postgraduate applicants.
Fees and Funding
Course Related Costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
The closing date for receipt of complete applications is 1 June 2024, including the relevant supporting documents and references.
To apply please use our online application 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
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
Our aim is to prepare, assess and qualify you for year–1 level consultant in coloproctology specialist practice.
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