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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.

BSG Prize Winners 2015

Thursday, 09 July 2015 00:00

The BSG congratulates all winners of DDF 2015 poster presentations, oral communications and the Endoscopy Dragons' Den for their hard work. Poster winners receive a certificate and £50; oral communication winners receive a certificate and up to £250. Endoscopy Dragons' Den winners were awarded on an individual basis. The names of the winners* and their respective categories are listed below. Abstracts are available by logging into the BSG website and using the Gut journal link.

Oral Communication Winners

CategoryNumberName
IBD OC-009 Nicholas Kennedy
Liver OC-018 David Harman
Endoscopy OC-024 Praveen Rajasekhar
Small Bowel & Nutrition OC-032 Laween Meran
Oesophagus, Stomach & Duodenum OC-039 Jason Dunn
Gastroenterology Service OC-048 Samantha Conroy
Nursing OC-054 Elaine Jones
NGM (split) OC-065 Giles Major
NGM (split) OC-071 Joanne Ooi
Colon & Anorectum: BJS Prize OC-008 Simon Buczacki

Poster Winners

CategoryNumberName
Colon & Anorectum 1 PTU-262 Tanya Monaghan
Colon & Anorectum 2 PWE-361 James Kinross
Education & Training PWE-427 Harriet Watson
Endoscopy 1 PTU-007 Srisha Hebbar
Endoscopy 2 PWE-010 Jason Dunn
Endoscopy 3 PTH-014 Richard Warburton
Gastroenterology Service PTU-299 Emma Greig
IBD 1 PTU-093 Diane Hildebrand
IBD 2 PWE-050 Kamal Patel
IBD 3 PTH-059 Polychronis Pavlidis
Liver 1 PTU-098 Dean Linzey
Liver 2 PWE-091 Benjamin Hudson
Liver 3 PTH-094 Elena Palma
Neurogastroenterology & Motility 1 PTU-189 Kevin Etherson
Neurogastroenterology & Motility 2 PWE-245 Nabil Mirza
Oesophagus & Gastroduodenal 1 PWE-178 Elaine Robertson
Oesophagus & Gastroduodenal 2 PTH-178 Philip Woodland
Pancreas PWE-214 Ron Basuroy
Small Bowel & Nutrition 1 PTU-153 Joe West
Small Bowel & Nutrition 2 PTH-243 David Randall

Endoscopy Dragons' Den

NameAmount awardedTitle
James Alexander £500 REIMS (Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry) for lesion identification during colonoscopy
Sabina Beg £800 Investigation of diagnostic accuracy and tolerability of Magnet assisted capsule endoscopy (MACE)
Amit Chattree £2,100 Development of an online encrypted national NHS/BSG Complex colorectal polyp database enabling remote MDT review and discussion
Rajaratnam Rameshshanker £800 An RCT assessing whether insertion-phase inspection during routine bowel screening improves ADR
Sarmed Sami £800 Development and evaluation of the BSG Endoscopy YouTube™ channel: an official resource for education in the UK

*Shown above are prizes awarded by the BSG and BASL. Awards made by the other 3 Partners are not included here. Abstracts, posters and orals submitted to the BSG and BASL were scored by a joint panel from both Societies. Abstracts, posters and orals submitted to the other Partners were scored by the relevant Partner, except for colorectal orals, which were scored by ACPGBI by agreement. The BJS Prize is £600.

 

RCP e-learning module "Assessing Trainees in the Workplace"

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 13:57

The Education Department at the Royal College of Physicians of London have produced a new e-learning module, called "Assessing Trainees in the Workplace". The package is aimed at any doctor who is responsible for assessing other trainees, and covers feedback, Supervised Learning Events (SLEs) and Workplace-based assessments (WPBAs). It is primarily designed for physicians but may be of interest to any secondary care doctor, particularly those who are being revalidated or who are seeking continuing professional development. The College is offering individual doctors the option to purchase the package, and have also made it available to trusts and other health organisations, to purchase on behalf of their doctors.

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