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Queen Mary University of London: Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Skills

Institution Queen Mary University of London
Department Barts Cancer Institute
Web http://www.qmul.ac.uk
Email bci-cancercourses@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2081
Study type Taught

Summary

Our immersive programme places you at the heart of the operating theatre using the latest virtual reality technology. You’ll gain expertise in the rapidly developing area of laparoscopic surgery – as well as bowel anastomosis – and develop your confidence in clinical settings.

This MSc is also available for intercalating MBBS students.

  • Gain the skills you need for the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland’s LapPass: the ‘Laparoscopic Passport’

  • Study with our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulators

  • Gain a comprehensive training in research methods and techniques

  • An ideal career boost if you want to work in general surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a technically demanding area of medicine and few people have the necessary expertise to work in this area. This course allows you to learn complex skills that are in high demand.

Our programme provides you with a unique opportunity to practice and perfect laparoscopic technical skills in the low-stress, high-feedback environment of our Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre.

You’ll gain all the training you need to meet the standards set by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland to obtain your LapPass (the ‘Laparoscopic Passport’). Gaining a LapPass means you’ll have a benchmark qualification that recognises your laparoscopic skills in a simulated environment.

As well as these practical skills, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the research process, including critical appraisal and how to present work for publication.

You’ll also have the opportunity to attend an international surgical conference and meet surgeons and surgical reps.

In addition, you’ll be able to observe in wards, clinics and in the operating theatre. This offers you a good opportunity to gain an understanding of medical and surgical practice in the NHS.

You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways, including practical skills assessment, coursework (eg critical appraisals, essays, oral and poster presentations) and exams. You’ll also write a dissertation.

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