Urology remains an underrepresented subject in medical and nursing undergraduate curricula. Many new graduates have insufficient knowledge and skills to feel confident in managing elective or emergency urology patients, and therefore may not enjoy their time on Urology placement, or ‘get the best’ out of their time in Urology.
This programme aims to improve knowledge, competencies and basic procedural skills in clinical Urology practice, with the hope of making working in Urology more enjoyable and less intimidating.
The programme will be based upon the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme syllabus for Urology, but will be made applicable and relevant to all candidates.
The programme will be delivered by experienced doctors and small group tutors, and will consist of distance learning e-modules, small group teaching sessions and clinical skills sessions. These will be observed and assessed through short in-course assessments (MCQs and oral presentations) and reflective diaries. Each session will be delivered from 1.00-5.30pm, with e-modules completed/submitted prior to the session, and stimulus material sent out if appropriate. Approximately half of the session will be dedicated to teaching/SGT and the other half to clinical skills. This may be adjusted depending on student feedback.
Flexibility will be built into the programme, to allow candidates to complete the full 12 sessions over the course of 24 months, if for any reason sessions cannot be completed as expected.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for any healthcare professional interested in, or working in, the field of Urology. The programme will be suitable for:
Medical and Nursing students interested in Urology, or those keen to further their understanding and knowledge for exams
Junior doctors working in, or interested in Urology, such as doctors considering Urology as a future career, doctors on Core Training themed in Urology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees , and doctors studying for surgical exams who require better Urological understanding and knowledge
Urology Nurses and Urology Clinical Nurse Specialists wishing to further their education and skill base
Health Professionals allied to Urology
Half Day, 1-5.30pm
11 teaching/clinical sessions and one student-led assignment, course programme
Centre for Professional Development, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Is this course accredited?
All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance for CPD credits (BAUS or BAUN), for each module.
All delegates successfully completing all 12 sessions (within 24 months) will receive a Certificate of Completion (BAUS or BAUN)
Accreditation to be confirmed
£250 per person for the whole program
£40 per session if attending specific sessions
How to Register
Register for all or part of this programme online using a credit or debit card.
For further information please contact the Centre for Professional Development
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8607