If you're an Advanced Nurse or a member of a related profession looking to study gastroenterology and endoscopy to progress your career as an independent practitioner, this is the programme for you.
Gastroenterology and endoscopy is a growing field for nurses who wish to expand their scope of practice. This programme gives you the skills and knowledge to plan, perform and develop care to meet patient needs.
It is ideal preparation to work as a practitioner in a wide variety of settings including endoscopy units, clinics, MDT, cancer care, IBD, satellite units, GP practices and in the community.
We offer this program full-time for overseas students only and as a part-time course for UK students. Full-time start dates are available in January, June and September. The part-time programme starts in September.
You undertake a variety of modules. These include a research module and a specialist module within your area of practice, which are offered as an online programme via eBridge. The final 60 credits for the MSc are gained by completing a dissertation.
You need only attend the University for the set workshops which are available to support each module, enabling students to fit their studies around work and life commitments.
The modules themselves are delivered using weekly tasks addressing the advanced issues around the subject of practice. This aims promote interaction within the student group using tutor and peer feedback to encourage productive discussion and interactive learning.
* All modules are subject to availability.
The program will enable you to become a competent, safe and motivated practitioner within the field of gastroenterology, with professional attitudes, values and perspectives.
It aims to produce enthusiastic, reflective and analytical thinkers who can interpret and apply theory to their professional practice, providing high quality patient-centred care within the endoscopy setting.
If you're an Advanced Nurse or a member of a related profession wishing to study colonoscopy and endoscopy practice to progress your career as an independent practitioner, this is the course for you.
Colonoscopy is becoming a growth area for nurses who wish to expand their scope of practice. As a practictioner, you have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of settings to develop advanced skills.
You will learn skills and knowledge empowering you to perform advanced therapeutic procedures and plan, perform and develop care which addresses patient health care needs within gastroenterology.
We offer this programme full-time for overseas students, and part-time for UK students. Full-time start dates are available in January, June and September. The part-time programme starts in September.
You will undertake a variety of modules. These include a research module and specialist module which are offered as an online programme via eBridge. The final 60 credits for the MSc are gained by completing a dissertation around the subject of colonoscopy.
The majority of learning can be done online meaning that you can fit your studies around work and life commitments. You need only attend University for the set workshops which are available to support each module. The modules themselves are delivered using weekly tasks addressing the advanced issues around the subject of practice.
* All modules are subject to availability.
This program enables you to become a competent, safe and motivated practitioner within the field of gastroenterology, with professional attitudes, values and perspectives.
It aims to produce enthusiastic, reflective and analytical thinkers who can interpret and apply theory to their professional practice, to provide a high quality patient-centred care within the endoscopy setting.
Diploma MSc is an award-winning provider of online medical education for Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Courses. We are now pleased to add a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Course in Gastroenterology to our expanding range of courses. Our online Gastroenterology courses are offered in conjunction with our partner, the University of South Wales, who have developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning.
The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Online course in Gastroenterology has been designed to help physicians interested in the field of Gastroenterology to further their knowledge and improve their clinical judgement.
This theoretical course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of common gastroenterology disorders typically found in the community and will enable students to up-skill in diagnostic and management of gastroenterological disorders. Students will also be able to be better equipped to read and interpret endoscopy reports, an increasingly important element of practice. This is not a course that will assess or develop endoscopic procedures as this is not the focus nor would it be possible to achieve without residential training and supervision. This course is therefore designed to improve knowledge which is an essential complement to clinical practice.
With increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena, and increasing specialisation, the purpose of the course is to promote and enhance professional skills and knowledge amongst students that have a direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles.
Applicants taking our courses in gastroenterology will typically be GPs, doctors, nurses, physicians and pharmacists. For healthcare professionals who successfully complete a qualification, career progression would likely be facilitated, as well as the direct opportunity to improve patient care.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Gastroenterology has been specifically designed to help physicians interested in the field of Gastroenterology to further their knowledge and improve their clinical judgement. We believe that the course answers the need for enhancing professional skills and knowledge in the field of gastroenterology, as there is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena, as well as increasing specialisation.
On completion of the gastroenterology postgraduate course, you will be able to:
Module 1 - Oesophagus
Module 2 - Stomach
Module 3 - Pancreas
Module 4 - Liver
Module 5 - Small bowel and nutrition
Module 6 - Colon
The course puts assessment at the heart of learning by using clinical scenarios to facilitate problem-solving, critical analysis and evidence-based care. The scenarios act as both the focus for learning and assessment thus embedding assessment within the learning process.
Each of the 6 modules has the same assessment format. Due to the online nature of the course, students are expected to login and participate in the course regularly throughout the module (ideally on a daily basis).
Students use the skills gained during the lectures to engage with the different activities (see below).
Clinical case scenarios with case based discussion - 40%
Individual learning portfolio - 10%
Group/individual activity - 20%
Case based examination - 30%
Each module has the same format. Using an online platform and one tutor per 10-15 students, the self-directed distance learning is guided by tutor stimulated discussion based on clinically rich case scenarios. Group projects are undertaken alongside independent projects. Reflective practice is recorded in a reflective portfolio to help students consider how the learning can be translated into everyday work and practice.
Teaching starts with 1 day of introductory lectures. Students may attend these lectures in the UK (Glyntaff campus, University of South Wales)
The lecture series are delivered by the faculty and tutors, they are a pre-course organiser, giving students the tools required to undertake the online course such as:
The lectures series give an opportunity to meet face to face with tutors/other students prior to the online course.
Students are not required to attend the lectures however those who attend do benefit as they get a "jump start" to the course. Students who are not able to attend, should request a skype/telephone call to orientate them onto the course and are advised to review the lecture slides.
The gastroenterology masters course provides a progression route from the Postgraduate Diploma course in Gastroenterology.
The MSc in Gastroenterology runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, students then choose either the professional project module which consists of a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional.
On completion of our Masters in Gastroenterology, you will be able to:
Module 1 - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal: Gastroenterology
Module 2 - Professional Project: Gastroenterology
Module 1: Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal - MSc teaching methods for this module are similar to the PG Diploma course modules, however it is run over 12 weeks.
Module 2: Professional Project - To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course; however much of the work is self-directed.