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Hernia (eLearning)

About this module

This module considers the anatomical features and surgical approaches to a variety of common abdominal hernias. Beginning with a general discussion surrounding mesh placement and the impact of hernia repair to the NHS, the module progresses through sessions on ventral, groin and incisional hernias. Participants will gain insight into the key distinctions and considerations present in both open and laparoscopic hernia repair, and awareness of how patients presenting with hernias are assessed. 

RCS members and RCS associates benefit 10% discount on this module. Find out if you are eligible to join or transfer.

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  • 3 PG Cert Credits
  • 0.0 CPD Points
3 PG Cert Credits
0.0 CPD Points
Standard fee £200.00
Member Discount 10 %: £180.00
PGCert Student Discount 15%: £170.00

 

  • Take this course as part of PGCert in Surgery for £170 (15% discount) or of you are full RCS member of RCS associate for £180 (10% discount).
  • You will have access to this module for 6 months, which you can extend for an additional 6 months for £65.
  • 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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Via PG Certification

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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.

Learning Outcomes

The following topics are covered in the module:

  • Introduction to hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Groin hernia
  • Incisional hernia

After completing the Hernia module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomical features to ventral, groin and incisional hernias.
  • Outline the management of a patient who presents with hernia, and obtain their consent.
  • Explain the surgical approaches to ventral, groin and incisional hernias.
  • Differentiate between open and laparoscopic hernia repair.

Format

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

This is an interactive online module within the RCS e-learning platform. Following the four main e-learning sessions, participants must complete an Assessment session consisting of 17 multiple choice questions. You must achieve at least 75% on this assessment to receive your certificate.

This module requires the completion of 3 work based assessments (WBA). These include 1 case based discussion (CBD) of a patient with a ventral hernia, 1 clinical evaluation exercise (CEX) of a patient presenting with a groin hernia and 1 case based discussion (CBD) of a patient with an incisional hernia.

For more information on WBAs, please consult the ISCP website. If you do not have an Assigned Educational Supervisor (AES) you can use the ISCP guidance to find a suitable alternative, for example within the Case Based Discussion Guidance.

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

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