Funded Masters courses and CPD modules now available to support development of genomic technologies
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.
Online Course: Feeding Difficulties in Children with Gastrointestinal Disorders
Although feeding difficulties are a common phenomenon in children with gastrointestinal disorders, symptoms are often not recognised early enough, preventing early management and the escalation of symptoms. It is important that healthcare professionals familiarise themselves with this topic, as difficulties may impact on both the child's growth and development as well as the wider psychological well-being of the child and family.
This teaching module explains current evidence as well as addressing some of the more practical issues of management, which may assist you in your daily practice.
Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Gastroenterology
Have you heard about the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Gastroenterology which is run in Bradford?
No? Then read on...
The programmes have been developed by NHS West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU in collaboration with the University of Bradford which makes the award. They are aimed at clinical nurse specialists and nurse endoscopists and are delivered by clinicians who are experts in their fields. There is an increasing demand in both primary and secondary care for specialist nurses and nurse practitioners who support clinical gastroenterology services, eg cancer nurse specialists, dyspepsia nurses, inflammatory bowel disease nurses, hepatitis nurses and nurse endoscopists, this programme provides comprehensive training in both clinical gastroenterology and clinical skills.
Our aim is to provide high quality applied, work-based training leading to a nationally recognised qualification to equip practitioners to work at a higher level in Gastroenterology.
The major benefits of the programmes are:
- Unique blend of clinical and service improvement modules equips practitioners to deliver and develop enhanced services.
- Practitioners gain an accredited qualification whilst working
And no formal exams!
Management of GI Consequences of Cancer Treatment (on-line)
Do you face the challenge of managing patients experiencing GI side effects following radiotherapy? This on-line module will enable you to assess and manage symptoms more effectively and improve the support and care you give to patients.
This innovative module has been developed in association with Dr. Jervoise Andreyev and the Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Team at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
This module is targeted at health care professionals who are directly involved in the treatment and management of complex treatment-induced late GI side effects, often as a result of pelvic radiotherapy. The module will introduce participants to a tool/algorithm that can assist in the diagnosis, management and care of this specific patient group. Students will have regular communication with expert online tutors along with interaction between other course participants, allowing networking opportunities with colleagues working in this field.
On-line activities released weekly from 10 September to 4 November 2014. (Please note this module has been postponed from May 2014).
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HBV Casebook becomes Hepatitis Casebook
11th June 2015
The Hepatitis Casebook online resource website has closed. On behalf of Gilead UK & Ireland, we would like to thank you for your support of Hepatitis Casebook, particularly if you have followed its evolution from HBV Casebook.
Please note that the HBV case studies and HCV modules have expired. We therefore regret that we are unable to forward you downloadable slide content that was previously available. Upon request we can resend copies of any CPD certificates for HBV case studies if you have completed the modules in the past or have CPD certificates stored under your login details. We are unable to send CPD certificates for uncompleted (or partially complete) modules.
Updated 24 October 2013
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):
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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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.
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