— Masters in International Surgery — interested in building on SURG 510? UBC’s Branch is developing a new 30 credit online professional graduate program in international surgery. The program will provide graduate students from diverse surgical and/or medical backgrounds with a broad overview of the international surgery fundamentals, research methodologies and contemporary priorities. In addition to SURG 510, there will be core courses (12 credits). For details, click here.
SURG 510 99 is an entirely online (no classes on campus) three credit graduate level course created for those who want a flexible learning environment. This first-of-its-kind course is an essential foundation to the emerging discipline of international surgery.
The 12-week curriculum is delivered in nine modules with three assignments for submission and review, as well as readings and exercises and online discussion. Participants will be required to complete assignments based on literature research in the field of international surgery. These assignments will be used to confirm the participant’s understanding of the concepts of the course material and their ability to discuss these. Participants should expect to allocate an average of 8-10 hours per week.
Whether you are contemplating working in the field of international surgery or incorporating international activity within your career this course will be beneficial.
Upon completion of the course participants will have gained:
- Increased understanding of the global status of unmet surgical need.
- A broader appreciation of the ethical issues, the role of advocacy, and the models of surgical care education in international surgery.
- Knowledge of the need for injury prevention strategies and for global maternal mortality and morbidity solutions.
- New perspectives on the spectrum of involvement in international surgical activities including volunteerism.
- Familiarity with the principles of development in international surgery.