Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

This MSc is designed to accelerate surgical training and improve surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The programme offers the opportunity to develop, or extend, expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery and bowel anastomosis.

The course will provide students with a unique opportunity to practice and perfect the laparoscopic technical skills necessary to meet the standards set by The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland for obtaining LapPass – “The Laparoscopic Passport”. The state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre allows novice learning and skill mastery to occur in a low-stress, high-feedback environment while protecting the patient from procedural inexperience.

As well as practical skills, you will gain a clear understanding of the research process, including critical appraisal and academic writing.

This programme will:

  • Teach you basic and advanced laparoscopy tasks
  • Give you skills in laparoscopic suturing
  • Teach you how to perform bowel anastomosis
  • Give you the tools and methodologies for conducting research.

Why study your MSc Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Skills at Queen Mary?

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two world renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is placed within the top seven UK institutions in all three Units of Assessment

Barts Cancer Institute has a long tradition of pioneering research and innovation. Many surgical procedures were first discovered here as well as the use of radiotherapy to treat cancer. By investing in and undertaking world-class research, we aim to prevent cancer and develop better diagnostic techniques and treatments. This will ultimately increase patient survival and enhance the quality of life for those with long-term disease.

MSc Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Skills is based at Barts Cancer Institute; a Cancer Research-UK Centre of Excellence and a leading cancer research institute in the UK.

  • This course accelerates your surgical training and improves technical skills.
  • It will enhance your future career prospects in General Surgery.
  • The programme is associated with Barts and the London, giving you opportunities for placements and observation in theatre and clinics.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend a national and international surgical conference and interact with surgeons and surgical reps.

For more information about intercalation please visit the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Entry requirements

  • Successfully completed at least 3 years of the MBBS, MbChB or equivalent medical course
  • (for clinically based Masters this must include the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching (in hospital/GP practices/clinics)).
  • Passed year 3 or 4 exams immediately prior to entry at the first opportunity.
  • Demonstrate a clear and unequivocal interest in the field by written application +/- interview.
  • For students internal and external to QMUL it is confirmed that the beginning of the first term for the following year starts after all the QMUL Masters assessments are completed.

Closing date

Monday 4 February 2019