“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.

6 PG Cert Credits
0.0 CPD Points: TBC
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. 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.”