Your questions about online courses answered

Please click below for the answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you cannot find the information you need, contact us and one of the team will be happy to help.

Who are the courses designed for?

Healthcare professionals wishing to develop competence in reading and reporting oesophageal, gastric and small bowel (SB) wireless capsule endoscopy. For experienced clinicians, those with experience of endoscopy or SB capsule reading, there is also a colon reading course.

What does an online course entail?

The online course will require 30 hours of training time. A course can be completed in 2 week, but more commonly it takes 8 weeks to read and report at least 20 full cases.

What will I learn?

You will learn the details of wireless capsule endoscopy best practice for consent, preparation and process; image recognition of normal and abnormal mucosa; variants and rare findings.

How will I learn?

You will learn from hands on capsule experience of reading and reporting at least 20 full length case studies (as recommended by ASGE Training Committee 2011-2012, Rajan EA, et al. Small bowel endoscopy core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013; 77(1): 1-6.) You will receive regular support from our experts via email feedback or group webinar.

How will I be taught?

The flexible modular online learning resource blends self-directed learning with regular review.

What will I achieve?

Competence and confidence reading and reporting full capsule endoscopy cases.

Will I receive a certificate?

On successful assessment you will be awarded your Certificate of Completion.

What preparation do I need to do before using the simulator?

In preparation, our Image Recognition App teaches the practicalities of wireless capsule endoscopy and delivers over 100 interactive image recognition clips. These span the range of common oesophageal, gastric, small bowel and colonic mucosal pathologies encountered when reading full case studies.

(Click here for full list of SB Course contents!) (Click here for full list of Colon Course contents!)

How do I access the full cases?

Full length video capsule studies, graded to become more challenging as you progress, are delivered to your internet browser via PillCam Web Software v 9.0 simulator. Login details will be forwarded on successful registration.

What mentoring is provided?

You will receive email feedback on each report you submit. There will be regular group webinars reviewing common problems that arise and offering solutions to problems encountered.

How does tele-workshop mentoring work?

We use Zoom video-conferencing. We will send you a link via email. Click the link, enter the code and off you go. You will need internet access for this.

What if I miss a mentoring session?

For those unable to attend the live tele-workshops, a recording will be available in the cloud the following day and for the remainder of the course. One-to-one sessions can be booked if required.

How and when do I have to submit my reports?

24 hours before each tele-workshop, you are requested to submit, by email attachment, your reports on the full length cases to be discussed.

Is there an exit examination?

Once you have submitted 15 full case reports as practice and feel ready to proceed, 5 further reports will be made available in the Simulator. Your reports in these will be appraised as a summative assessment.

Is there a pass mark?

A successful candidate will have recognised at least 90% of significant findings. This fulfils the requirement for a certificate of completion and competence in line with the recommendations of ASGE Training Committee 2011-2012, Rajan EA, et al. Small bowel endoscopy core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013; 77(1): 1-6.

Can I do more practice?

Additional case studies will be available on the Simulator should you wish to practise, but the reports on these will not be reviewed.

What IT requirements are there?

For the Image Recognition App – a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android).

For the full cases on PillCam Web Software v9.0 – Your computer and internet connection must meet the minimal requirements tabled below:

Internet Connection

Minimum internet connection for video display requires a network with at least 5Mb bandwidth.

Browsers

For Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10:

Google Chrome v55

Mozilla Firefox v50

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0.38

Microsoft Edge v20

For macOS 10.11 and above:

Apple Safari 10.0

For iPad with iOS 10.1 and above:

Apple Safari 10.0

Screen Size and Resolution

Minimum supported screen resolution for Desktop or Laptop:

1280 x 800

1366 x 768

Minimum supported screen resolution for iPad:

1024 x 768

The minimum screen physical size supported is 9.7″

Apart from the online courses, are there any other types of course?

In addition to the online courses, we run regular one day courses hosted at The Royal College of Physicians, London. These are limited to very small groups in order to maximise contact with our experts. You will receive an induction on how to prepare the patient and deliver the capsule, as well as have the opportunity to read full cases. It is a good place to start. However, these have been suspended for the foreseeable future due to the current social-distancing restrictions. 

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