This two-year part-time masters programme in Urology (Online Distance Learning), taught entirely online, is offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The University of Edinburgh, and leads to the degree of Master of Surgery (ChM).
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Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, it provides the opportunity for trainees in urology to select those advanced modules relevant to their declared specialty and supports learning for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examinations. The University of Edinburgh's programme in Urology (Online Distance Learning) is designed to run alongside clinical training and complement in-the-workplace assessment. Visit the programme website for more information Career opportunities Graduates will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical subspecialty and to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting.
Programme Structure Year 1 Compulsory modules will cover the basic elements of the specialty of urology, including oncology, andrology, stone disease, reconstructive urology, paediatric urology and renal transplantation. Each module is based around relevant surgical cases and includes discussion board and video master classes. Year 2 Academic modules will explore research and teaching methodology, whilst enabling students to develop the ability to analyse published evidence and enhance their interactive and written clinical communication skills. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an academic research project in Year 2 e.g. Original research or a Systematic Review in a relevant area of work. Following completion of the programme, students are encouraged to seek publication of their study in a peer-reviewed journal.