Master in Minimal Access Surgery

  • Start date: 1st of Every 3rd month only 5 seats / year
  • Duration: One year Master in Minimal Access Surgery Course
  • Level: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Location: Campus, World Laparoscopy Hospital, Full Time

Objective of Master in Minimal Access Surgery Course

Our Masters by Research in Minimal Access Surgery (MMAS) programme provide a robust and wide-reaching education for surgeon and gynecologist in both the theory and the conduct of surgical research as applied to minimal access techniques. The objective of M.S (Minimal Access Surgery) course is to develop an understanding of key issues in the evaluation of minimal access surgical procedures and its clinical outcomes. World Laparoscopy Hospital is the First Institute in Asia to start M.S (Minimal Access Surgery) University Degree Course. This unique University Degree course aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of surgeons continuing their professional development within the clinical field of laparoscopic surgery. The MS in Minimal Access Surgery course does not come under the purview of Medical council of India and basically it is a researched based University degree course.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify specific problems in the conduct of randomized controlled trials of minimal access surgical operations.
  2. Identify appropriate and feasible research designs to evaluate minimal access surgical operations.
  3. Identify appropriate outcome measures for safe laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
  4. Understand the contribution of health economics in surgical outcomes research.
  5. Develop appropriate level of skill to perform safe laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Over the past 17 years, the World Laparoscopy Hospital has gained regional and international recognition for its efforts to provide the best laparoscopic training. As part of a major academic medical center, the institute excels in training, research and clinical programs. Our dual purpose is to train those who will provide top quality patient care and be the academic leaders in minimal access surgery, who in turn will train many consultants for practice in communities across the country. This emphasis makes our one year degree course Master in Minimal Access Surgery one of the most unique programs in the World. This course is open to qualified professional Surgeons, Gynecologist, Urologist and Pediatric Surgeon. This course offers an exciting insight into technological advances in Minimal Access Surgery as well as a practical multidisciplinary approach to implementing this technology including through exposure and training in da vinci robotic surgery. Candidates for the degree will be required to have extensive hands on training and they will also undertake a research program and will be required to submit a thesis for examination. The thesis should embody the results of an investigation carried out by the candidate, under supervision, which shows independence of thought and which demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out research in the discipline of minimal access surgery.

The M.S (Minimal Access Surgery) consists of eight core modules:

  • Ergonomics of Minimal Access Surgery (10 Credit)
  • Safety in Minimal Access Surgery including Robotic Surgery (10 Credit)
  • Visual Technology in Minimal Access Surgery (10 Credit)
  • Instrument design in Minimal Access Surgery (10 Credit)
  • Tissue approximation in Minimal Access Surgery (20 Credit)
  • Dissection techniques in Minimal Access Surgery (20 Credit)
  • Clinical Application of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery (40 Credit)
  • Research Dissertation (40 Credit for Thesis)

The course modules comprise: research methods, information technology, statistics and presentation techniques, ergonomics and human reliability analysis, visual technology, safe endoscopic practice, access and tissue approximation, modes of dissection, flexible endoscopy, laparoscopic oncological survey, and clinical application of specific techniques. The Course will be assessed by literature review, oral presentation, practical skills assessment and research dissertation. Master's participants complete a thesis 40 credit as core part of the M.S (Minimal Access Surgery) programme. The course requires submission of an assignment at the end of each module and completion of a research project. As a Master's student, you will complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of your academic coursework. You will prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. You will also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the research review. The aggregated result of assignments represents 50% of the overall course requirements. The remaining 50% comes from submission of the research project, which is assessed by a supervisor and an external examiner. Participants may be required to provide clarifications or corrections. If a dissertation falls short of the exam criteria, a viva may be required. Alternatively, participants may opt to have a diploma awarded.

Admission in Master in Minimal Access Surgery

Admission to M.S Degree Programme starts from 1 st of every third month. There are only limited number of seat in this course. The M.S (Minimal Access Surgery) Courses is university recognized course, endorsed by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and TGO University. Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month candidate has to take online entrance exam. Candidates must hold M.B; B.S or equivalent and at least 3 years post-registration experience in General surgery or Gynecology or degree of M.S or M.D for Indian candidates. This One year master course is designed for medical graduates who have postgraduate experience in surgery or gynecology with an interest in minimal access surgery. The World Laparoscopy Hospital is based at New Delhi and Gurgaon and is an International training center with expertise in providing practical courses in laparoscopic surgery. The degree is awarded by the government recognized university after successfully completing the course designed by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. The course follows the post residency programme guidelines of SAGES. The candidates have to take final exam evaluation of thesis at New Delhi under the supervision of the University. After successful completion of the course the candidates attend the convocation of their degree.

Method of Study

In the first three months, taught and clinical modules will be covered at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon, NCR Delhi, India. The participants have the opportunity to help consultants with laparoscopic procedures in theatre at different hospitals in Delhi. In addition, 100 hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. This is followed by eSTEP, an on-line facility for the Surgeons in Training Education Programme (STEP) as followed by Royal College of Surgeons of England. eSTEP has been set up to add a further dimension to the training programme through providing a medium for communication and an information resource for trainees anywhere in the World. eSTEP aims to create a vibrant, on-line community for trainees and their tutors, enabling them to share experiences and maintain regular contact with the College. eSTEP will also provide access to all the resources of the College library, as well as links to reviewed surgical web sites and educational resources. Trainees will also have access to materials that cannot be printed in the STEP manuals, such as video and image banks and access to on-line journals. The research project will be conducted by candidates at their home country with direct online modules on dedicated web site of World Laparoscopy Hospital under direct supervision of University. The dedicated Master area of web site will provide a forum for on-line discussion with peers and experts creating essentially an on-line tutorial. It will also be an invaluable information resource. eSTEP has greatly greatly enhanced our international reputation as a leader in the field of minimal access surgical training. The quality of eSTEP of World Laparoscopy Hospital is at par with the eSTEP training of Royal college of Surgeons of England.

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The course is a full time programme. Candidate has to spend initial three month training at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon, NCR Delhi. During this three month they will get extensive "Hands On" training at laparoscopic lab of World Laparoscopy Hospital. They will also get clinical attachment in various hospitals in New Delhi including World Laparoscopy Hospital. This three month extensive training will be followed by 9 month clinical attachment in their respective country or state. The course runs over one academic year from the date of admission. There are three terms, followed by three months for dissertation writing. The topic for a thesis should be carefully chosen by candidate, either from an area of intended specialization or in preparation for an MD or MS thesis. A laboratory based topic generally gives participants a higher degree of control than a clinical project. The course requires submission of an assignment at the end of each module and completion of a research project. Every week participants have the opportunity to help consultants with laparoscopic procedures in theatre. In addition, three hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. Teaching skills are developed by assisting in various laparoscopic courses held by the World Laparoscopy Hospital.

CourseCertificateDurationCourse Date and Total Seat
FellowshipF.MASTwo Week1st of every month / 15 seats
Fellowship and DiplomaF.MAS + D.MASFour Week1st of every month / 15 seats
Master DegreeM.S (MAS)One yearEvery third month / 3 seats

The fee for Masters in Minimal Access Surgery Course is 20,000 USD for Overseas and Non Resident-Indian candidate and 6, 95,000 INR for Indian Surgeons and Gynecologists. There is initial registration charge of 10,000 rupees. Rest of the fee will be payable at the time of joining the course. This initial Registration charge will be deducted from the total fee Please note that living expenses (Food, Travel, Stationary, and Laundry etc.) are not covered in the course fee. There is no extra charge to utilize hospital resources like internet, laparoscopic instruments, O.T. Dress, Library, Videos; DVDs.

Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month candidate has to take Online entrance exam. Candidates must hold M.B; B.S or equivalent and at least 3 years post-registration experience in General surgery or Gynecology or degree of M.S or M.D for Indian candidates.

  1. Doctors should have valid medical registration.
  2. Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.
  3. Exam of Fellowship and Diploma has to be cleared.

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