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Proctology (eLearning)

About this module

This module considers the anatomical features and surgical approaches treating disorders of the sacrococcygeal area, rectum and anus. The sessions cover anorectal abscesses and fissures, pilonidal disease, haemorrhoids and anal fissures. Participants will learn how patients presenting with these conditions are assessed and the range of non-surgical and surgical treatments commonly undertaken. Each module is furnished with appropriate images and diagrams to help make this learning both clear and memorable.

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

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Standard fee £200.00
Member Discount 10%: £180.00
PGCert Student Discount 15%: £170.00

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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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.

Learning Outcomes

The following topics are covered in the module:

  • Anorectal abscess and fistula
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissure

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomical features of the anal canal and rectum
  • Describe the aetiology of each condition
  • Explain how anorectal abscesses and fissures, pilonidal disease, haemorrhoids and anal fissures are diagnosed
  • Identify the appropriate non-surgical and surgical treatments.

Format

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 18 multiple choice questions. You must achieve at least 75% on this assessment to receive your certificate.

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

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