master-of-surgery-mch-by-module

The MCh by module is the first in Ireland to incorporate a taught component in addition to the research dissertation. The modular programme will benefit medical graduates who wish to pursue a career in surgery. Candidates can complete this higher degree either before, during or on completion of a surgical training programme. The programme’s multidisciplinary structure will enable participants to build an understanding of the complex challenges and opportunities facing surgical professionals in the greater context of healthcare.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

One Year Full-time

  • Candidates must hold the degree of MB/BCh/BAO or equivalent Medical Degree recognised by the Irish Medical Council (www.medicalcouncil.ie) or any other EU medical regulatory registration body. A period of not less than three years must have elapsed from the time the candidate obtained the above degrees, not less than two years of which must have been spent in the practice of surgery and surgical science before the degree can be awarded.
  • Candidates must possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references.
  • Candidates must be registered with the Irish Medical Council.
  • Candidates must not be full time employment.

Two Year Full-time

  • Candidates are required to have obtained the degrees of MB/BCh/BAO or equivalent primary medical degree recognised by the Irish Medical Council. A period of not less than three years must have elapsed from the time the candidate obtained above degrees, not less than two years of which must have been spent in the practice of surgery and surgical science before the degree can be awarded.
  • Candidates must possess good undergraduate and postgraduate records and references.
  • Candidates must be on or eligible to be on the General Register or the Trainee Specialist Register.

MODE OF STUDY

1 Year Programme

The one-year full-time MCh requires the completion of 90ECTS credits based on taught modules and a research dissertation. Students will complete the taught modules which are mainly held at RCSI in the first part of the programme whilst preparing a research protocol for the dissertation in the second part of the programme.

2 Year Programme

The two year MCh programme requires the completion of 90 ECTS credits based on taught modules and a research dissertation. It is expected that students will complete the taught modules in their first year of the programme. All lectures for the taught modules will be held at RCSI unless otherwise stated. In the second year of the programme students will prepare their research protocol and complete their dissertation.

Taught Modules:

  • Research Methods & Statistical Analysis
  • Leading your Service & Organisation
  • Healthcare Ethics, Laws & Clinical Research
  • Surgery in Developing World
  • Medical Device, Design & Development

HOW IS THE PROGRAMME ASSESSED?

A variety of assessments methods will be used to evaluate the student’s achievements of the learning outcomes of individual modules. Upon successful completion of the modules, the student must also complete a dissertation that includes a substantial component of original research. They must be examined on the written thesis and the examination outcome must be successful. Students will then be awarded the degree of Master of Surgery (MCh).

WHEN TO APPLY?

Online Application is available from early February each year on www.rcsi.ie

For further information please contact Emer Pyke