Free access: ESPGHAN/ESPID evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis in children in Europe
UEG has a new, free online course (2 hours) to help implement the ESPGHAN guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis. The course is also linked to a project (TEEN-AGE, Tutorial European Electronic Network on Acute Gastroenteritis) set up to measure the effectiveness of the e-learning intervention in physicians from different European countries. You can access the materials here.
e-Learning Module on Coeliac Disease
Coeliac UK has led on the training activities completed within the EU-funded research project CD MEDICS, which is developing a new diagnostic tool for coeliac disease. The major outcome of Coeliac UK’s training activities is an e-learning module on coeliac disease, aimed at primary care physicians. The module is freely available.
Barts and the London - UEGF Post Graduate Diploma and MSc in Gastroenterology
Barts and the London-UEGF Post Graduate Diploma and MSc (Distance Learning) in Gastroenterology (Full time or part time)
The Centre for Digestive diseases at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with the UEGF invites applications for its Post Graduate Diploma (Distance Learning) in Gastroenterology. This course is suitable for trainees and consultants already in the field wishing to establish a more theoretical basis of their gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary knowledge but also for those seeking an entry into the field. The course has been approved by the British Society of Gastroenterology Education Committee and provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline with a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques.
The Centre for Digestive Diseases is one of the largest academic and clinical departments in this field in the UK and includes professors in Clinical Gastroenterology, GI Genetics, GI Paediatrics, GI Surgery, GI Neurogastroenterology, GI Pharmacology and GI Physiology all of whom contribute to the teaching. The majority of the teaching is provided by clinical academics who are both research and clinically active.
Those successful in the PG Diploma are able to transfer to the MSc once they have identified and planned a project (and local supervisor) which have to be approved by the leads for the research module.
The Post Graduate Diploma runs from October until April, and includes six compulsory modules. Each module lasts 3 or 6 weeks with on average about 10 hours of teaching per week accessed via the internet. The part time option requires taking the modules over two years, module 1 has to be completed in the first year.
Each module is assessed by a written exam and an essay.
Module 1: The Basis of GI Diseases
Module 2: Liver and Pancreatic Diseases
Module 3: Adult GI Diseases: Luminal Diseases
Module 4: Neurogastroenterology: Advanced Functional GI diseases
Module 5: Paediatric and Adolescent GI, Liver and Nutritional Diseases, including GI Infections
Module 6: Introduction to Endoscopy
Module 7 : Research
For those interested attached more information and the on line application can be found via this link (including frequently asked questions):
Correct placement of NG tubes
This online course has been approved by the RCP for distance-learning CPD credit. Developed by MerckSerono in collaboration with Mr Robert Law, Consultant GI Radiographer, the course is designed to train you how to correctly place an NG tube to minimise feeding errors. Visit Reducing the risk of feeding through a misplaced nasogastric tube to take the course.
Testing Topics in Gastroenterology - Presentations
Please find below a selection of presentations used at the BSG SpR Education Meeting - 'Testing Topics in Gastroenterology' organised by Professor Janusz Jankowskiand held at the Belmont Hotel, Leicester on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June 2011
'A Consultant Career in GI Options, Benefits and Challenges' - Robert Allan, Birmingham.
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'Modern Investigation and Treatment of Constipation' - Qasim Aziz, London.
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'How it all Works - What an SpR/StR needs to know about the NHS' - Debasish Das, Kettering.
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'How to get the most out of your training' - Toby Delahooke, Leicester.
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'Alcoholic Hepatitis – How I do it' - Toby Delahooke, Leicester.
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'Update on IBD' - Chris Hawkey, Nottingham.
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'HIV and the Gut' - Janice Main, London.
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'Managing Acute Liver Failure outside a Transplant Centre' - Stephen Ryder, Nottingham.
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'Practical Upper GI Physiology Tests for the Specialist Registrar' - Emily Tucker, Nottingham.
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Updated 13 February 2013
The HBV Casebook website is an educational resource for healthcare professionals treating chronic hepatitis B. It includes a series of case studies and teaching materials, developed by an expert faculty. The programme has been approved for Distance-Learning Credits for the CPD Scheme of the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.
The website has been revised to reflect the 2012 EASL clinical practice guidelines on the management of chronic hepatitis B virus infection. It also includes filmed footage from a satellite symposium at the BASL 2011 annual meeting. The symposium, 'Adherence in chronic hepatitis B therapy: the psychology, the science and the reality', was chaired by Dr John Dillon from NHS Tayside and University of Dundee.
- Professor Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the University of London, on understanding non-adherence lessons from the treatment of chronic conditions
- Professor William Rosenberg, Joint Head of the Centre for Hepatology at University College London, on chronic hepatitis B: therapeutic goals and realistic outcomes
The symposium also includes case studies and a panel discussion. To access the symposium, please visit www.hbvcasebook.net, log in, click on the Satellite symposium button, and select BASL 2011.
Please note that you must register to use this high-quality, useful resource.
In addition to the interactive case studies on chronic hepatitis B management, HBV Casebook now contains learning modules designed specifically for healthcare professionals working in primary care.
These new primary care modules feature:
- the role of primary care professionals in screening and vaccinating at-risk patients
- a guide for when specialist referral for chronic hepatitis B management is appropriate
- details on interpreting serological tests
- understanding the course of chronic hepatitis B
- a multiple choice quiz to assess your understanding of the modules
- downloadable slides
MSc/Diploma in Gastroenterology
The MSc in Gastroenterology is a one-year course designed as a curriculum in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition for new entrants into these fields and as an update and extension for those already in it. The programme provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline with a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques. It is aimed at clinicians wishing to gain strong knowledge of the sciences underpinning the clinical diseases and their management.
Please go to www.icms.qmul.ac.uk/courses/gastroenterology/index.html for full details of this course.
Information on various endoscopy courses may be found at the following locations:
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Related Procedures (University of Sheffield's School of Nursing and Midwifery)