College of Medicine
This unique part-time course covers all aspects of Trauma Surgery, from initial resuscitation to final recovery.
Part-time study: This course is only for part time study and a follows an 18 month programme.
Morriston Hospital is one of only 6 centres in the United Kingdom housing all surgical specialities required to provide comprehensive care for trauma patients, and hence is the natural home for an MSc in Trauma Surgery. The shortening of medical training is placing greater emphasis upon post-graduate education. A Masters Degree embracing the principle surgical disciplines involved in UK Trauma care aims to set new standards in this field and lead into high quality research.
Trauma surgery is a practical discipline, and much of the educational sessions will be given to Moulage scenarios and surgical skills simulations. These methods will be familiar to candidates, but the course will weave these experiences together into Moulage skills practicals. The experience gained in these simulations will cement the factual knowledge acquired, with its clinical application.
The taught element of the programme lasts 18 months, followed by the dissertation. There are 7 short blocks of study over the 18 months. Modules include: Trauma: the disease; Trauma: the turning point; Healing & rehabilitation; Regional Trauma; Definitive Reconstructive Trauma Surgery; Evidence based health & social care; Health research methods & dissertation preparation. There is an opportunity to pursue an MSc after completion of the first 18 months, which would require submission of a dissertation over a further 12 months.
Applications are invited from those pursuing a career in Trauma & Orthopaedic, Burns & Plastic, or Maxillo-facial surgery. Candidates for the course must have ATLS and have obtained or nearly completed Part 3 MRCS (or equivalent for Maxillo-facial surgery candidates), and must be able to demonstrate a track record clearly indicating the intention to pursue a career in one of the above specialties. Applications will include a structured CV in order to assess the clinical experience and career pathway. Two references from Consultants in the relevant field of interest will be used to confirm clinical experience, career pathway as well as academic ability. Candidates must provide proof from their relevant employers and supervisors (Postgraduate Dean and College Tutor) that the candidate will be released from their obligations to attend the course.
A limited number of Bursaries towards fees are available within the University, to assist candidates meet the course fees. Details of how to apply will be given to successful applicants. Bursaries apply to EU applicants only.
The College has an interdisciplinary approach to clinical, health and experimental research, which is also at the heart of its six storey state-of-the-art Institute of Life Science. In an effort to develop radical research solutions to old medical problems its research enterprise is driven by 22 internationally recognised professors, supported by 180 research and teaching staff, academics and clinicians.
Assessment is designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of the module learning outcomes. Different assessment methods utilise different abilities and qualities of the students and a range of methods will be used in programmes in order to be fair to all students. For this programme unseen written examinations, moulage skills practical examinations, essays, research proposal and a portfolio with specific learning outcomes will be used as assessment methods.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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