Endoscopy has rapidly become the mainstay of modern, minimally invasive surgery, and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This unit of study provides an introduction to endoscopy, it's current and potential future surgical application. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the principles of endoscopy, its history, safety considerations and general troubleshooting, along with an overview of its uses in multiple subspecialties. Students will receive practical experience at a compulsory simulation workshop.
online lectures and tutorials; compulsory face to face 1 day workshop with simulation training
simulation assessment (30%); 1, 000 word critical appraisal (20%); weekly online quizzes (10 x 5% = 50%)
Candidates are advised to have completed a surgical internship or similar, with some prior exposure to endoscopy