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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.

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.

Funded Masters courses and CPD modules now available to support development of genomic technologies

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:17

The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme is offering NHS staff a specially-developed fully-funded MSc in Genomic Medicine and associated CPD modules. This to support the NHS's role in the 100,000 Genomes Project and to drive wider service transformation around the development of genomic technologies. The Masters and CPD modules will be offered through a national network of universities. Alongside the MSc, a number of short online courses have been developed, including introductory overviews to Genomics and Bioinformatics, which provide certified learning for staff.


The PHG Foundation

Health Education England Genomics Education Programme

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