This two-year part-time Masters programme delivered through the University of Edinburgh’s virtual learning environment, taught entirely online, is designed to give you the freedom to study flexibly.
Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, it offers trainees in vascular and endovascular surgery the opportunity to study topics relevant to the specialty and supports preparation for final professional exit exams such as FRCS and FEBVS.
Your study will allow you to improve your evidence-based knowledge and enhance your clinical practice.
Our interactive online learning technology enables you to communicate with our teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
You will be taught through a clinical problem-based approach using asynchronous discussion boards to cover technical skills and procedures relevant to the cases as well as core knowledge and clinical skills. You will also develop skills in academic surgery and undertake an independent research project.
Online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
On completion of this programme, trainees will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical subspecialty, and be able to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting;
- Recognise the leadership contribution and responsibilities of the surgeon in the multidisciplinary management of complex surgical disease;
- Critically reflect upon day-to-day surgical practice in the context of recent advances, and engage in critical dialogue with peers and experts in other sub-specialties;
- Apply the general principles of clinical study design, ethics, and statistics to critically evaluate the scientific literature in surgical research, and make informed judgements on new and emerging issues in surgery;
- Exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in professional activities at a level of independent surgical practice.