The Master of Surgery (MCh) by module is the first in Ireland to incorporate a taught component in addition to the research dissertation.
Available over one year on a full-time basis or two years part-time, programme modules are designed to equip you with a versatile skill set that will help you better meet the demands of higher surgical training.
The programme greatly benefits medical graduates planning a surgical career in obtaining a higher degree in surgery. This programme can be undertaken before, during or on completion of a structured surgical training programme.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
Understand the major principles of healthcare ethics and law and their application to a surgical setting.
Understand the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in the conduct of human subject clinical research.
Recognise issues and circumstances in healthcare practice and clinical research that raise potential legal liability.
Understand the frameworks necessary to analyse and critically evaluate claims based on expert knowledge.
Develop an idea into a comprehensive research strategy.
Recognise and manage errors in surgical practice due to human error or medical/surgical devices.
Understand the medical device design and development process, from concept to commercialisation.
Comprehend the role of surgery in global health and policymaking in emerging health systems of developing countries.
Analyse stakeholders and organisational culture within the organisation or service which they work.
Research Methods: Protocol Design, Development, and Analysis
Possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references.
Must not be in full-time employment.
*A period of no less than three years must have elapsed from the time you obtained your degrees – not less than two years of which must have been spent in the practice of surgery and surgical science – before you can apply for the MCh.