Medicine - Surgical Science

University College Cork


Course Name Medicine - Surgical Science
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKX20
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Distance, Online
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MCh
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date October 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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Duration 2 years part-time.

Teaching sessions consist of both online learning and face to face teaching sessions.

In recognition of the significant clinical service committeemen’s of all surgical trainees course delivery employs a blended learning approach with significant use of online learning resources. Contact teaching sessions are scheduled every two months and occurs on Friday evenings and Saturdays in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex in UCC.
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Entry Requirements


Applicants for the MCh in Surgical Science will be required to have attained a medical qualification of the NUI or an equivalent institution AND

Be eligible for full registration as a doctor with the Irish Medical Council.


Course Content

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The aim of the programme is to provide postgraduate education in surgery for clinical students (medical graduates), to enhance their academic understanding of the speciality, prior to or during early surgical training. The Masters pro...

Subjects Taught

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SY6001 Essentials in surgery 1 - Infection prevention and management including antibiotic stewardship, wound management and healing (10 credits)

MX6007 Surgical Metabolism - Optimising Metabolism and Fluid Management in the surgical sett...

Assessment Method Assessment
Assessment will involve written assignments, MCQs and Portfolio completion.
Careers or Further Progression

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This course/programme may appeal to those contemplating or embarking on a surgical career or those who wish to broaden their academic portfolio to enhance their competitiveness. It may also be attractive to overseas ...

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