Faculty of Health Sciences

Theoretical Principles of GI Endoscopy

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

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What you'll study

This module has been developed to meet both the increasing demands of education within Advanced Practitioner roles within the healthcare environment. This module aims to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinning of the provision of GI endoscopy. The module forms part of the gastroenterology degree level f/s and upper GI endoscopy pathways.

This module is designed to provide the student with aspects of the foundation in GI Endoscopy and the basic skill in flexible sigmoidoscopy course, a requirement of JAG ( Joint advisory group) for endoscopy accreditation, as describe in the JAG Training Guidelines for Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2004. The aims of this module are to provide the student with essential knowledge of endoscopy function and its ancillary equipment in addition to the theoretical underpinning of practice within GI endoscopy. Related procedure and preparation ensuring patient acceptability and safety will be addressed.

The module will be facilitated by a variety of clinicians, highly experienced nurses and other allied health professional with extended experience within this area as part of the continued commitment to the inter-professional learning agenda within the university. It is recognised that there is considerable benefit from shared learning alongside other disciplines within the healthcare arena.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.