MS Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Who is the Course for?
This course, which has been designed and delivered by a large faculty of practising experts in the field, has been developed specifically to promote the progression of oncoplastic breast surgeons in practice and is offered with the ongoing support of ABS, BAPRAS, the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO).
It is a programme which prepares and qualifies you for year 1 level consultant specialist practice and this is achieved through a combination of engaging online activities and practical skill assessment through log-book examination. You will finish the course with significantly enhanced decision making and critical thinking skills within a surgical context.
This is achieved through a rigorous educational programme combined with your professional surgical practice, and while this course focuses on your surgical experience it also crucially includes the management and research skills which are essential for any progressive NHS surgeon.
In the E-Learning Awards 2013, our MS Oncoplastic Breast Surgery course won a Gold Award for Best Online Distance Learning Programme.
- For the PGDip, you'll need to complete six compulsory modules;
- For the Master's level qualification, you will follow the same as the PGDip, and in addition you will need to complete a research dissertation.
You should plan on around 165 hours of study per 16-week module - that's around 10 hours per week. You will also need to attend training days and be available for assessment by local tutors in practical skills. There will be 35 hours per module of e-tutor support, in the format of mediated discussions of case presentations.
At UEA, we recognise that supporting flexible study patterns is more important than ever when balancing Working Time Directives with the highest quality training. UEA's Master's Course in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery meets this challenge, and offers added advantages over face-to-face delivery. Our bespoke, flexible, approach offers excellent opportunities for problem-based training and assessment, access to a large specialist faculty, seamless communication with e-tutors/mentors, access to online resources, evidencing progress and development.
- ST 5 or above or equivalent
- Speciality Doctor/Associate specialists (two years in oncoplastic breast surgery) or equivalent
- EU resident (oversees candidates are welcome to apply, but should contact the course director in the first instance who will determine eligibility for the course on a case by case basis)
- GMC or equivalent
- MRCS or equivalent
- UK/EU Students: £7,200
- Overseas Students: £14,400