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.
The Advanced Paediatrics MSc course is a multidisciplinary master’s degree designed for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. This advanced study programme concentrates on expanding your research and evidence-based evaluation skills in clinical practice and leadership, as well as enhancing your career opportunities in research and academia.
The Advanced Paediatrics MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of research methods and statistics applied to the provision of child health, as well as the knowledge and understanding to conduct reliable methodological research projects. You will be working with an established faculty with advanced knowledge of the management processes in NHS Trusts.
The course is made up of optional and required modules and offers you the flexibility to study either full or part-time. You will explore a range of required modules such as Paediatric Research: Methods, Statistical Application & Governance, Service Delivery & Management, Leadership & Professional Development as well as Ethics & Child Health and a dissertation. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course, where 60 credits will come from a research project and dissertation of around 15,000 words. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete, you will take the required modules in the first year, and the dissertation in your second year.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Denmark Hill, Waterloo and Guy’s campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
Many of our graduates have gone onto further research in funded PhD programmes. All of our students who have applied for National Grid training in a speciality have been successful and the feedback has been outstanding.
The focus of this MRes is on a biomedical/medical research project in your chosen discipline. This course provides ideal training for students who wish to move onto a PhD programme, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research project.
You will take two taught modules before moving to the research component. You will be able to choose your main discipline before joining the course, and this might include one from: cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, gastroenterology, immunology, oncology, stem cell biology or psychological medicine. You will also join a research team at the Chester Medical School and the medical staff at one of our partner hospital trusts.
Successful completion of the MRes will allow you to directly register onto PhD study and join our team of researchers at the Chester Medical School.
The two taught modules cover the research skills essential in any clinical or medical research project. You will also have access to any of the Institute’s portfolio of Master’s modules. During these modules, you will develop a research proposal with your supervisor, to ensure an early start on the research work.
Your research project will be within a research group at the forefront of the field.
Taught modules are delivered as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment, both nationwide and internationally.
Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning are held in our modern facilities in Bache Hall.
Assessment is entirely through coursework. This culminates in the Research Dissertation, which is assessed by the production of a substantial review paper and an academic research article suitable for publication in an appropriate research journal.