Barts and the London Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Gastroenterology (Distance Learning)

A highly successful full-time, on-site MSc in Gastroenterology has been run at Barts (through Queen Mary, University of London) for 20 years. The online / Distance Learning (DL) equivalent began in 2010, designed as a curriculum for fresh entrants into the field and as an update / extension for those already in it. There are six modules:

  • The Scientific Basis of GI Diseases
  • Liver and Pancreatic Diseases
  • Adult Luminal GI Diseases
  • Neurogastroenterology
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Gastroenterology
  • Introduction to Endoscopy

There are 10 hours of teaching a week plus and teaching is recorded live and accessed 24/7 through a dedicated University online teaching environment (QMPlus and ECHO, with pod- or vod- casts (including via RSS feeds)). Coursework forms 40%, and exams 60% of each module mark.

Students first register for the Pg Dip DL and strong candidates may transfer to the MSc by undertaking either: a case report project involving four detailed case reports; or a research project on some aspect of scientific study in the field.

Minimum Application Requirements

An MBBS or University of London-recognised medical degree and IELTS 6.5 in English language proficiency.

For initial enquiries, please contact Mr B O’Neill – or visit here.

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