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Randomised Controlled Trial Course 2016: A Guide to Design, Conduct, Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

This course aims to provide a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for the evaluation of healthcare interventions. It includes talks and practicals to give examples and guidance on the methodology of trials using a problem-based learning approach.

The course is aimed at:

- Those planning or actively involved in trials

- Individuals interested in furthering their knowledge of trial methodology.

It provides an overview of clinical trials and would benefit those early in their career or serve as a refresher for more experienced individuals.

Applications are invited from clinical and non-clinical researchers and other professionals allied to medicine.

The course fees are £1,350, discounted to £1,250 for those registering before 30 June 2016.

Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September 2016 at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, UK.

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Further Information

St Mark’s Postgraduate Gastroenterology Course 2017

Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:20

26th June to 7th July 2017

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify novel evidence-based therapeutics and current treatment options for the management of common digestive disorder in different disease settings
  • Manage acute emergencies in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy
  • Relate the roles of multidisciplinary team in the management of cancer, IBD, intestinal failure and functional gut disorders

For further information, view the working programme for Gastroenterology PGTT 2016 Programme. This is a provisional programme, and may be subject to change.

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PGDip/MSc in Gastroenterology

Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:36

Programme structure

The Diploma is taught from October until April the following year. There is approximately 10 hours of teaching per week plus tutorials regularly throughout the course. The programme consists of a combination of lectures, small group tutorials and practical sessions. The programme makes use of a variety of on-line teaching methods but the bulk of teaching is recorded live and made available later on the day of the teaching.

Distance Learning (DL) students access the teaching through the dedicated University on-line teaching environment (QMPlus) and review all lectures and other teaching sessions, these can be accessed on all equipment and can be download as pod- or vod-casts allowing off line review. On line live tutorials are arranged every 1-2 weeks and gastroenterology teaching fellows act as primary contacts and mentors for the DL students.

To complete the MSc, students undergo either a research project (MSc Gastroenterology) or case series report (MSc Clinical Gastroenterology) submitting the final thesis in the middle of August.

Distance learning students initially enrol as PG Dip students but can transfer once dissertations and funding are finalised.

The first part is the taught aspect of the course (120 credits, equivalent to a Diploma) which is divided into 6 modules. All modules are compulsory and run from October to April.

Peter Cotton Advanced Endoscopy Travel Scholarships

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:07

Medical University of South Carolina

Grants will be awarded to cover expenses for travel and accommodation; up to $2500 for successful North American applicants, and up to $4,000 for Internationals.

The grants are intended for post-graduate gastroenterologists from any country to spend two weeks observing at the Medical University of South Carolina's Digestive Disease Center located in Charleston, SC, USA. Please be aware that there will be no "hands-on" clinical activity.

Deadlines for applications are 1st September and 1st April each year. They will be reviewed by a committee of MUSC faculty and international colleagues, and successful applicants will be notified within one month.

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