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Introductory Course

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Online UGi & Small Bowel Capsule Reading Course

Oesophagus, Stomach and Small Bowel

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Online Colon Capsule Reading Course

Oesophagus, Stomach, Small Bowel and Colon

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Introductory Course

Capsule type: PillCam UGI; PillCam SB

Reading software: PillCam Web Software v9.0

Who is this course designed for?

Interested in learning how to read wireless capsule endoscopy cases?

Begin with the Small Bowel Course – which patients are suitable or not, how to prepare the patient, problems, familiarisation with software, how to read and report.

Download a sample course outline (Click here!) or contact us for further details.

Advanced practices may wish to sign up for our Colon Courses too.

What will you learn:

Access our Image Recognition App to preview normal and abnormal pathology, available from registration and for the duration of the course. (Click here for Contents!

On the day you may read up to 5 full length cases with our experts on your own designated workstation.

After attending, additional cases are available via our online courses.

What you will get out of it:

An introduction and experience of best practice, guided by some of the most experienced wireless capsule clinicians in the world.

How you will be taught:

Learn with the IMIGe Team which has over ten years’ experience of video capsule, has reported over 4,000 cases and is widely recognised as one of the leading units in Europe.

Class sizes are limited to no more than 6 trainees and the course will be closely supervised by 2 expert tutors.

What do you need:

Beforehand, mobile phone access to the internet (for the App.)

On the day, all equipment and refreshments provided.

Course duration:

One day.

Cost:

£495

How many places:

6

Duration: One day.

Next course starts: Courses at the Royal College of Physicians are suspended until further notice. Please see our Online Courses.

Online UGi & Small Bowel Capsule Reading Course

Capsule type: PillCam UGI; PillCam SB

Reading software: PillCam Web Software v9.0

Who is this course designed for?

You may be a doctor or a specialist nurse wanting to become a certified capsule reader.

You can do it in just 30 hours of training time.

Criteria for this course:

You should have some familiarisation with the Rapid Reader graphical user interface, or access to a manufacturer’s representative who can guide you through the basics.

You may be in practice but have not yet achieved the widely recognised competence threshold of reading at least 20 fully supervised small bowel capsule cases. See American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Training Committee 2011-2012. Rajan EA, et al. Small bowel endoscopy core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013; 77(1): 1-6.

What will you learn:

You will develop skill and confidence in reading full capsule cases with the PillCam Web Software v9.0 simulator.

What you will get out of it:

Successful completion will lead to the award of the IMIGe Certificate of Completion – Small Bowel.

How you will be taught:

A flexible web-based, self-directed format with regular expert guidance and review.

Module 1 – Access our Image Recognition App to develop image recognition skills. Preview normal and abnormal pathology. Available from registration and for the duration of the course. (Click here for Contents!

Module 2 – Reading and Reporting – Full cases are available via the PillCam Simulator, graded “Easy” through “Moderate” to “Difficult”. You need to practise on at least 15 full cases. 

Group mentoring – Be guided by the IMIGe Team, which has over 10 years’ experience of video capsule, has reported over 4,000 cases and is widely recognised as one of the leading units in Europe.

PROCESS:

On successful booking and payment you will receive immediate access to the Image Recognition App.

By the course commencement date, you will be emailed your login details for the PillCam Web Software v9.0 simulator along with the course timetable. 

Join our Welcome Webinar and be guided through the practice cases. 

Review the cases in your own time and submit your reports via email. We will respond with immediate feedback and group webinars.

After suitable practice and regular mentoring you will be in a position to attempt 5 cases as a final (summative) assessment. A successful candidate will have recognised at least 90% of significant findings.

The reading of 20 full cases and the successful identification of at least 90% of significant findings fulfils the requirement for a certificate of completion in line with the recommendations of ASGE Training Committee 2011-2012. Rajan EA, et al. Small-bowel endoscopy core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc 2013; 77: 1-6

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If you feel you need one-to-one mentoring, experts are always available.

What do you need:

Mobile phone / tablet access to the internet (for the App.)

A computer with up-to-date internet browsing software and a fast internet connection, for the full cases. (UPDATE: If you intend to access the Simulator from an NHS network, you will need to request that your IT Dept. grant access to http://imige.co.uk/pillcam-simulator)

For full IT requirement details, click here! 

30 hours of training time.

Course duration:

8 weeks.

Course start dates:

Cost:

Access to the Image Recognition App., practise reading full cases, immediate feedback on progress: £1,250 (30% discount to members of The British Society of Gastroenterology – i.e. £875.) (This will be reducing to 10% in the New Year – course fees for BSG Members will be £1,125).

In addition: one-to-one mentoring available.

Duration: 8 weeks.

Next course starts: All courses are now full. New course dates will be announced in December for the early New Year.

Online Colon Capsule Reading Course

Capsule type: PillCam Colon.

Reading software: PillCam Web Software v9.0

Who is this course designed for?

You may be a doctor or a specialist nurse with experience of small bowel (SB) capsule reading but wanting to become a certified colon capsule reader.

If you have first hand experience of endoscopy or previous SB capsule reading experience, you will need to find 30 hours of training time to complete this course.

UPDATE: The COVID-19 crisis has had a considerable impact on endoscopy waiting times. Colon capsule is seen as one way out of the crisis, especially for urgent referrals. A colon capsule passes through the oesophagus, stomach and small bowel, therefore readers must be aware of the pathology that they could witness as the capsule proceeds to the colon. Candidates for the colon capsule should have experience of small bowel capsule or consider first completing the SB course.

What you will get out of it:

Successful completion will lead to the award of the IMIGe Certificate of Completion – Colon.

Approved by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK for 30 external (category 1) CPD credits.

How you will be taught:

A flexible web-based, self-directed format with regular expert guidance and review.

Module 1 – Access our Image Recognition App to develop image recognition skills. Preview normal and abnormal pathology. Available from registration and for the duration of the course. (Click here for Contents!

Module 2 – Reading and Reporting – Full cases are available via the PillCam Simulator, graded “Easy” through “Moderate” to “Difficult”. You need to practise on at least 15 full cases. 

Group mentoring – Be guided by the IMIGe Team, which has over 10 years’ experience of video capsule, has reported over 4,000 cases and is widely recognised as one of the leading units in Europe.

PROCESS:

On successful booking and payment you will receive immediate access to the Image Recognition App.

By the course commencement date, you will be emailed your login details for the PillCam Web Software v9.0 simulator along with the course timetable. 

Join our Welcome Webinar and be guided through the practice cases.

Review the cases in your own time and submit your reports via email. We will respond with immediate feedback and group webinars.

After suitable practice and regular mentoring you will be in a position to attempt 5 final cases as a final (summative) assessment. A successful candidate will have recognised at least 90% of significant findings in this summative assessment.

In the absence of a formal, internationally agreed Colon Capsule Curriculum, the reading of 20 full cases and the successful identification of at least 90% of significant findings fulfils the requirement for a certificate of completion in line with the recommendations of ASGE Training Committee 2011-2012. Rajan EA, et al. Small-bowel endoscopy core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc 2013; 77: 1-6

ADD ON:

If you feel you need one-to-one mentoring, experts are always available.

What do you need:

Mobile phone / tablet access to the internet (for the App.)

A computer with up-to-date internet browsing software and a fast internet connection, for the full cases. (UPDATE: If you intend to access the Simulator from an NHS network, you will need to request that your IT Dept. grant access to http://imige.co.uk/pillcam-simulator)

For full IT requirements details, click here! 

30 hours of training time.

Course duration:

4 to 6 weeks.

Cost:

Access to Image Recognition App., practise reading full cases, immediate feedback on progress: £1,250 (30% discount to members of The British Society of Gastroenterology – i.e. £875.) (This will be reducing to 10% in the New Year – course fees for BSG Members will be £1,125).

In addition: one-to-one mentoring available.

Duration: 4 to 6 weeks.

Next course starts: All course dates are now full. New course dates will be announced in December for the early New Year.