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Urology eLearning

About this module

This module provides a surgical overview of some common urological disorders, ranging from urgent surgical emergencies to symptoms of other underlying pathologies.

It considers the diagnosis, investigation and management for renal colic, acute urinary retention, priapism and several conditions falling under the ‘acute’ scrotum umbrella, as well as the evaluation and differential diagnoses of a patient presenting with haematuria.

Participants will gain insight into the management pathways for each of these symptoms and conditions, as well as relevant surgical interventions and investigations such as nephrostomy and retrograde stent insertion, suprapubic catheter insertion, flexible cystoscopy, trans-urethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) and de-torsion of the testicle.

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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  • 6 PG Cert Credits
  • 0.0 CPD Points
6 PG Cert Credits
0.0 CPD Points
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 a full RCS member or RCS associate 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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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 will be covered in this module:

  • the acute scrotum;
  • renal colic;
  • acute retention;
  • priapism;
  • haematura.

After completing the urology module you will be able to:

  • describe the anatomical features of the penis;
  • describe the aetiology of testicular torsion, epididymo-orchitis and fournier’s gangrene renal colic, acute retention of urine and priapism;
  • explain how the above conditions are diagnosed;
  • consider the differential diagnoses and management pathways for a patient presenting with haematuria;
  • outline the appropriate surgical treatments for the above.

Format

This is an interactive online module within the RCS e-learning platform. 

This module does not contain any WBAs and therefore the need for an Educational/Clinical Supervisor is not essential, but we would recommend that your progress with the module would benefit from having someone to discuss the content with. 

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