Education News

Royal Free International Postgraduate Endoscopy Masterclass 31.08.17 – 02.09.17

Monday, 27 March 2017 14:23

This unique London Masterclass is planned to be a comprehensive, major educational event with the participation of a stellar faculty of highly acclaimed international and national speakers to showcase the state of the art of advanced endoscopy. The Royal Free International Postgraduate Masterclass shall consist of 2 full days of didactic and interactive lectures (including dedicated hepatology and neuro-endocrine symposia) followed by a day of hands-on training on tissue models. The hands-on course will run in parallel with an IBD post-graduate symposium.

The Masterclass, which has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee, will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine (Number 1, Wimpole Street, London) under the auspices of the Royal Free Hospital (London). The hands-on session will be held at a neighbouring non-clinical facility (adjacent to the Royal Free Hospital). CPD points are being sought from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). BSG members will be offered a discounted registration fee.

The course is directed by Dr Edward J. Despott and Dr Alberto Murino with support from Prof Massimo Pinzani (Sheila Sherlock Professor & Director of Institute of Liver & Digestive Health), Dr Charles D. Murray (CD Gastroenterology & Endoscopy) and Prof Ibrahim Mostafa (World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO) Education Committee Chairman). The Faculty includes Professors H. Yamamoto (Japan), J. Deviere (Belgium), G. Costamagna (Italy), H. Neuhaus (Germany), A. May (Germany), R. Bisschops (Belgium), T. Ponchon (France), M. Arvanitakis (Belgium), B.P. Saunders, P. Bhandari (UK), K. Ragunath (UK) and S. Periera (UK), M. Pinzani (UK) among many others.

Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition, 13-15 September 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017 12:07

This 3 day course, which has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee, is aimed at all professions with an interest in Clinical Nutrition and will appeal to clinicians, dietitians, doctors, hospital pharmacists, nursing staff and others with an interest in patient nutrition. The course is particularly suitable for SpRs (Specialist Registrars) as it is now a mandatory requirement to attend a clinical nutrition course. BSG members will be offered a reduced registration fee; further information is available from www.clinical-nutrition.co.uk. Early registration is recommended.

Oesophageal Neoplasia Masterclass

Monday, 06 March 2017 12:03

Taking place on 19 September 2017 at UCLH, London, the second annual Oesophageal Neoplasia Masterclass (ONM) live endoscopy course at UCLH is a one day masterclass exploring novel and innovative advances in the early diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of patients with oesophageal neoplasia, delivered by world renowned international experts. Further details of the programme and how to register are available from the BSG events calendar. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee; an application has been made to the RCP for CPD credits.

PGDip/MSc in Gastroenterology 2017

Friday, 03 March 2017 14:44

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 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology) submitting the final thesis in the middle of August.

Distance learning students can enrol for either the PG DIP or MSc variations of the course. If you’re unsure of funding or timings we would advise taking the PG DIP – we can always transfer you 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.

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