The Master's degree in Oncological Surgery forms part of the further training that we offer students who have graduated in Medicine. In particular, it is addressed to medical professionals who have completed their specialist training in surgery through the MIR and now wish to focus on a specific area, like Oncological Surgery.

There are specific areas in which professionals need to acquire interdisciplinary skills that cut across different specialisations within medicine and surgery. This is the new situation of Oncological Surgery, in terms of treatment, teaching and research. The main aim of this Master's degree is therefore to meet these educational needs in Oncological Surgery in our context.

Apart from the fundamental objectives of Surgery and of its different specialisations, the main objectives of Oncological Surgery are:

a) Basic knowledge of the origin and production mechanisms of cancer.

b) Knowledge of the epidemiological foundations and forms of clinical studies of the above.

c) Study of the pathological, immuno-pathological and hereditary bases of cancer.

d) Knowledge and skills in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, in all situations and facets.

e) Knowledge and development of clinical and experimental research studies, with a large interdisciplinary component between the different medical and surgical specialisations. Finally, there is a requirement to participate in multidisciplinary teams in order to acquire skills in radical, palliative, reparatory or diagnostic oncological surgery.

All these objectives are taken into account when establishing the specific educational syllabus of this master's degree.


The Master's Degree in Oncological Surgery gives training to medical practitioners interested in improving their knowledge and skills in oncological surgery.

On completing the programme students will be able to do the following.

- Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the advanced theoretical foundations of cancer and oncological surgery: origin, epidemiological bases, production mechanisms and pathological and hereditary bases of cancer, diagnostic methods and surgical treatments.

- Apply this knowledge to specific clinical situations and correctly use therapeutic surgical treatments for cancer.

- Form critical judgements within oncological surgery based on clinical and/or experimental data and studies, bearing in mind ethical and social responsibility concerning cancer patients.

- Present the salient medical, surgical and social features of research in oncological surgery, both orally and in writing, and adhering to correct scientific methodology.

- Display the learning skills needed to continue learning independently in the area of oncological surgery and other fields of health sciences and/or medicine.

Access requirements

Bachelor's degree in Medicine. Access is also open to graduates from within or outside the EHEA, whose qualifications give access to master's degree studies.

Career opportunities

Students completing this master's degree in Oncological Surgery have as their main career option that of working in hospitals and healthcare centres with surgical teams specialising in the care of oncological patients.


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UAB-specific Master's Degree
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9 Edition
Places: 10
Orientation: Research, Professional
Code: 2842/9
Price: 6600 ¤

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Unitat Docent de l'Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, i altres hospitals docents de la UAB.
Dates: from 01/10/2018 to 30/07/2019
Teaching language:
Spanish (60%), Catalan (30%), English (10%)
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de Cirugía

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