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Coloproctology: Colorectal Cancer (eLearning)

About this module

This module is an essential guide for those working on colorectal outpatient clinics or considering specialty training in this area. The focus is on the clinical presentation, investigations and management of the disease.

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  • 6 PG Cert Credits
  • 0.0 CPD Points: TBC
6 PG Cert Credits
0.0 CPD Points: TBC
Standard fee £300.00
Member Discount 10 %: £270.00
PGCert Student Discount 15%: £255.00
  • Take this course as part of PG Cert in Surgery for £255 (15% discount) or if you are an RCS member for £270 (10% discount)
  • You will have access to this module for 6 months, which you can extend for an additional 6 months for £100.
  • Upon completion of your module, you will obtain a certificate of completion for this module.
  • Please take a look at our Terms & Conditions if you need to cancel your access to this module. 

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This module is run through RCS e-learning as a standalone module, part of a course or part of a PG certification.
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If you're are taking this module independantly or as part of a course you can access your progress and continue the module via RCS e-learning.

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Independent module or blended learning

If you're are taking this module independantly or as part of a course you can access your progress and continue the module via RCS e-learning.

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Via PG Certification

If you're are taking this module as part of the PG certification you can view your progress and continue the module via the PG cert dashboard.

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Suitability

You can take this module as part of the PGCert in Surgery, designed for FY1-2 & CT1-2.

You can also take this module as a standalone online course at any stage of your career.


To be eligible, candidates need to have successfully completed an undergraduate medical degree and have access to an Educational / Clinical Supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

You will cover topics including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Principles of endoscopy
  • Principles of GI anastomosis
  • Relevant surgical anatomy for colonic resections
  • Technical information about creating a pneumoperitoneum for laparoscopic surgery
  • Haemorrhoids and perianal disease 

After completing this Coloproctology: Colorectal Cancer module, you will be able to :

  • Describe the relevant basic scientific principles (including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and radiology) relating to specific colorectal conditions.
  • Explain the clinical presentation and management of patients with specific colorectal conditions.
  • Apply this knowledge in order to demonstrate an ability to assess and manage patients with specific colorectal conditions in an elective and emergency setting.
  • Describe the operative surgical principles involved in endoscopy (rigid sigmoidoscopy), creation of a pneumoperitoneum, open/closing a midline laparotomy and gastrointestinal anastomosis.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in performing these procedures with an appropriate level of supervision in their workplace.

Format

This is an interactive online module within the innovative RCS eLearning platform. This format means you can study using any device, whenever and wherever it suits you.

You will also take part in work place based assessments (WBA), giving you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in practice.

You will have access to this module for 6 months, which you can also extend.

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Receive PGCert credits for successfully completing selected courses. (The range of courses and dates are subject to availability).

 

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This course is suitable for: CT1-2 and ST3-4.

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You will be awarded 4 PGCert in Surgery credits upon successful completion of this course

Intermediate Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery (4 credits)

This highly interactive course will improve your laparoscopic surgical skills by focusing on advanced laparoscopic techniques.

This course is suitable for: ST3-5.

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You will be awarded 4 PGCert in Surgery credits upon successful completion of this course

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If you have a question about this course please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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