The Gastroenterology and endoscopy provisions at the University of Hull are comprised of a range of modules which enable students to gain knowledge and understanding across a range of areas of practice which can be individualised towards the needs of the particular student. The provisions provide opportunities to study at BSc, Graduate Diploma and masters levels full (1 year – 45weeks) or part time (2 years BSc / Grad Dip; 3 years MSc), with all modules available on a standalone basis as part of continuing professional development.
The programmes are based around a single framework and provides opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding within Gastroenterology care with or without endoscopic practice. Students from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply, enhancing the sharing of knowledge and expertise within an inter-professional framework. Students may select from either theoretical principles of conscious sedation or the practitioner led consultation during semester three which will provide the opportunity for students to access modules which are most appropriate to their area of practice.
The delivery of the programmes are predominantly online. Each theoretical module is supported by a 2 day workshop for which attendance is advised. Theory which is delivered within the workshop is then extended and developed through directed study tasks.
The distinctive features of the programme are:
The overall aims of the programmes are to enable the candidate to:
Careers in Gastroenterology and/or Endoscopy are stimulating yet demanding, rewarding whilst challenging and provide many varied opportunities for personal and professional development and role extension.
The fields of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy are under significant review in line with government agenda with the introduction of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme adding impetus to service development and modernisation.
Why study at The University of Hull?
The course developed by the University of Hull (in collaboration with the local NHS Trusts) allows candidates local access to the programme of study and also meets the growing demand for healthcare professionals in this area. Clinical Practice is an important part of the programme and these skills will be gained in the workplace at the students employing Trust/Healthcare Provider.
Modules are assessed in a variety of ways embracing various learning styles of assessment to determine the achievement of learning outcomes. More specific details of the various modes of assessment to include assessment specification/criteria can be found in individual module specifications.
Directed study tasks utilised within each module are aligned to both practice and assessment. This allows students to have a clear understanding of the assessment and its appropriateness for the work they are doing in addition to recognising and managing issues they may face in future practice.
Diversity in assessment has been applied throughout the programme in order to recognise individual diversity with a particular emphasis towards embedding theoretical aspects within practice and translating into assessment.
A number of formative and summative assessments undertaken will have significant practical value to the student within their professional role and will further enhance their personal and professional development.
Students accessing the theoretical modules are expected to undertake extended personal study throughout the semester in order to further underpin the theory delivered via the e-learning platform.
Students should be aware that they are required to attend for at least 80% of the directed contact time (a total of 200 hours per 20 credit module).
Individual student interaction is monitored regularly throughout each module of study. In the context of endoscopic practice, students are requested to provide monthly summaries of their activity to enable early identification of problems related to training opportunities etc.
Employers should remain mindful of the need for students to have protected time in which to consolidate their learning and practice and hence should make every attempt to ensure students receive time during their working week in which to study.
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