Perioperative medicine MSc Course

Developed and delivered by an international faculty of subject matter experts, this programme aims to train a new generation of health professional to shape, lead and improve surgical patient care.

Delivered completely online, the patient’s surgical journey is broken down into eight compulsory modules designed to explore surgical risk, medical interventions and outcomes for those patients contemplating, undergoing or recovering from surgery.

Who is this course for?

This programme is ideal for healthcare professionals involved in the management of surgical patients who wish to further their understanding of the growing body of knowledge that
underpins and informs our approach to patient care. Students have included anaesthetists, surgeons and physicians as well as nurses and other paramedical professionals from a wide range of base specialties from all over the world.

Perioperative Medicine MSc/ PG Dip/ PG Cert

Course Content Core Modules
• The landscape of perioperative medicine
• Towards a new model of care
• A look at perioperative statistical data
• Quality, safety and leadership in perioperative care
• The evolving paradigm in perioperative care
• Perioperative pain and cancer disease
• An ageing population
• Special topics in perioperative care
• Dissertation/report

Teaching and Assessment

Our bespoke online Learning Management System offers you an appealing, uncluttered and intuitive learning space. The faculty will support your progression, to transform what you have read into learning.
Masters students will be given the opportunity to participate in supervised research and there will also be an opportunity for you to undertake your dissertation study in Global Health located in our partner institution in Sri Lanka.

You will undertake a research project, systematic review or Improvement Science project for improved clinical care.

You will be expected to read, make notes, interact with both the summative  and formative  written questions and engage with peers to explore alternative ideas and solutions to questions posed by the faculty members. There will be audio-visual materials to aid learning and an opportunity to interact with faculty members on specific issues raised.


As a graduate you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the current evidence base in the field of perioperative medicine and as such be prepared to enter the work place and occupy strategic leadership roles at various stages in the surgical patient journey. A UCL Masters qualification is held in high regard and is of clear benefit when looking to occupy a senior clinical/management
role, while giving the necessary grounding, core skills and knowledge to be considered highly trained in perioperative medicine issues. Several successful MSc students have gone on to undertake MD/PhD studies with us.

Modes of Study

Modular flexible duration:
1-5 calendar years
Location: Distance Learning

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