How will you learn?
The programme will be entirely delivered online through the QMUL Virtual Learning Environment (QMPLUS). This will incorporate web content, video presentations, asynchronous case-based discussions and open-forum sessions. The majority of the learning resources for this programme will be hosted on the QMPLUS website. This will be the platform for the programme and will include learning materials, on-line discussions, assessments and feedback on student coursework assessments. This resource will also be used to track student engagement activity, course management, tutorial and pastoral support and provision of course content.
Different methods to deliver course content will be chosen to provide the best possible learning experience to students. The following methods will be used to deliver the course contents:
- Lectures: members of the international faculty will deliver lectures. Presentations will be available to students and an online discussion group will follow lectures. In view of different time zones anticipated, lectures will also be recorded and made available as downloadable podcasts.
- Seminars: specific topics will be analysed in dedicated seminars. Seminars will be delivered in real time. Timing will be set so to accommodate students participating from different locations and time zones. Discussion will be encouraged and an up to date review of specific topics will be accomplished.
- Clinical case discussion: held via email discussion group or videoconference sessions. All students will be encouraged to participate.
- Printable PDFs and videos.
- Weekly reading list: students will be supplied with a selection of articles, journals and new relevant updates to the topic in an electronic format.
- Online discussion groups with a member of the faculty available to answer questions submitted via QMPLUS. These open discussion sessions are intended to create an intellectually stimulating environment and to facilitate interaction and group relationships between the students.
The materials for each module will be uploaded via QMPLUS. Wider reading will be encouraged and students will also be provided with a reading list for each module and will have the opportunity to access the QMUL online library. This provides access to a considerable number of e-journals and key reference books.
Modules will largely be appraised by remote examination whereas written coursework will be submitted online for assessment. The form of assessments will reflect the nature of material that is being studied, but will normally include: critique of research literature, practical assessments in the research methodologies, portfolio-based assessments, written evaluative assignments and examinations.
This module will be the compulsory dissertation for the MSc in Trauma Sciences and the MSc Military and Humanitarian Trauma Sciences Programmes and will account for a total of 60 credits at Level 7. Under the supervision of an academic tutor the students will pursue an original research project on a topic of their choice. The project consists of a written dissertation. The dissertation is the last module needed to obtain the final award.
MSc Trauma Science (Military and Humanitarian) is available to study part-time over two years by distance learning.
8 online modules October through July with lectures accessed online when convenient for the part time distance learning. Weekly interactive online sessions with internationally renowned faculty.
A very popular although optional two Week Summer Session on site in London between Year 1 and Year 2 – Conducted for 2 weeks in August. The Summer Session will concentrate on group projects, interactive workshops & training in subspecialty skills and simulation at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Barts & The London Education Academy and The Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre.
The MSc in Trauma Sciences comprises of 8 taught modules (15 credits each) and an optional 2-week summer school in year one, to a total value of 120 credits. 7 of these modules are compulsory and there is also an opportunity to undertake an elective module. Each 15-credit module involves approximately 30 hours of contact time plus 120 hours of independent study.
- Trauma; the disease
- Haemorrhage and response to injury
- Torso trauma
- Brain and spinal cord injury
- Extremity and Vascular Trauma
- Critical Care
- Military and Humanitarian trauma
- Research methods
Summer School takes place at the end of your first year.
Consists of a Masters Dissertation Project also completed via the Distance Learning Format.
Trauma Programme Administration
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