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Course Details - Foundation of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Key Facts




Foundation of Gastrointestinal Surgery

This course has been developed to address an area of knowledge and non-technical skills that is not currently covered in undergraduate teaching curriculums as well as in early years of training. This is a new two-day course with interactive discussion of common GI conditions in the context of applied basic sciences, basic explanation and videos of relevant surgical procedures, followed by MCQ style questions after each topic.

There will be also a small group practice on case scenarios to stimulate problem based learning and interactive discussion with peers followed by feedback from the tutor. Additionally, there will be interactive virtual clinical case which includes choosing the appropriate treatment option in a complex scenario.

Suitability

Fourth and fifth year Medical Students and Foundation Doctors.

Course Format

Interactive discussion on the management of common GI conditions in the context of applied basic sciences with interactive case scenarios.

Course Objectives

To cover common gastrointestinal surgical procedures with emphasis on:

  • Surgical anatomy
  • Indications
  • Preoperative work up
  • Consent 
  • Key operative steps 
  • Early recognition of post-operative complications
  • Apply the knowledge gained duing the course in clinical scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should:

  1. Have better understanding of the key surgical procedures in gastrointestinal surgery.
  2. Have knowledge of surgical anatomy as related to covered procedures.
  3. Able to understand the rational of using surgical intervention in treating patients and how choice is made between different surgical options.
  4. Be competent in pre-operative work up for surgical patients.
  5. Understands key facts to be covered in consent.
  6. Be able of early recognition of early post-operative complications.
  7. Practice the knowledge acquired during the course in clinical scenarios.

Convenor

 

Mr Emad Aly, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Education Section?

The Education Section is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.  If you wish to contact a member of the team please see contact details below:

Education mailbox:  education@rcsed.ac.uk

Phone number:  0131 527 1600

Will I receive CPD?

All RCSEd educational activity is awarded CPD hours. Please see individual course for specific award.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Yes, RCSEd Certificates of Attendance are awarded for all educational courses and are handed out at the end of the course (however, please note that where an event has a PASS or FAIL this will be posted to you after the event). 

What is RCSEd’s course cancellation policy?

Q. What happens if RCSEd cancels a course I am booked on?

A. On the odd occasion, RCSEd may need to cancel a course, for example if we are affected by an event out with our control or if it is not financially viable for us to deliver the course. If we do need to cancel, we will let you know as soon as possible and provide you with a full refund of course fees paid.

RCSEd shall incur no further liability (e.g. travel or accommodation costs). You may wish to consider taking out appropriate travel insurance for any non-refundable costs you may incur when arranging to attend the course

 

Q. What happens if I need to cancel my place on a course I am booked?

A. If you cancel your place more than four weeks before the event date, you will incur an administration fee of 10% (or £50, whichever is greater) of the total course fee.

If you cancel your place less than four weeks before the start of a course, once the course has started or your do not notify us, the total course fee will be charged and you will not receive any refund.

 

Q. Can I cancel a course booking online?

A. NO, cancellations must be made directly with the education team via phone or email (Email:  education@rcsed.c.uk or phone 0131 527 1600).

 

Q. Can I transfer to another date for the same course?

A. YES, you can transfer to another date by contacting the Education section directly (education@rcsed.ac.uk). Please note that you can transfer only once and transfers can only be made if more than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, without incurring additional costs.  

How do I book a place on an RCSEd course?

You can book a place for all our courses by visiting the RCSEd website, and selecting the course you wish to book.  Please note that you will need to register with the website in order to book.

For some regional and international courses you will need to book directly with the centre.  Please check individual courses for details.

You can also contact the Education Section by phone to book (0131 527 1600).

What payment methods do RCSEd accept?

Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the RCSEd website and over the phone to the education team.

All course bookings will receive a booking confirmation email:  this email acts as your receipt.

Request an Invoice:  If your course fees will be paid by a third party (eg trust, hospital, charitable fund) and they wish to be invoiced then they must provide us with an official purchase order.  We are unable to process applications without this.

The purchase order should be submitted with the application form and can be emailed to education@rcsed.ac.uk.  Please note that we can only invoice organisations and not individuals.  Please check with your hospital or trust, as some may require you to pay yourself and then claim the money back.

Do I receive a discount if I am a Member of RCSEd?

A 10% discount is applied to all educational courses and events organised directly through RCSEd, for Members, Fellows, Associates and Affiliates.

Are you able to help me with my VISA application?

YES, RCSEd can provide you with a Visa support letter confirming the course details and fees paid by you.  This is only possible once you have booked your place on a course and RCSEd have received the full course fee.

If a course is fully booked what can I do? Is there a waiting list?

If a course appears full and you wish to be placed on a waiting list then please contact the education team directly by email education@rced.ac.uk or phone 0131 527 1600.

Do you provide lunch or refreshments?

YES, for all educational courses, refreshments are served throughout the day and lunch is provided if the duration is one day or more.


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