General Surgery: Specialist Gastroenterology


RACGP ID: 119123
CPD Points: 15

This course is an online, self-directed CME program that provides a way for all gastroenterologists to access outstanding content focusing on areas such as GI surgery and physiology.

Describe current updates in the management and treatment of patients in specialist practice
Apply knowledge of the most recent and pertinent developments in specialist practice to daily practice
Incorporate evidence-based guidelines for preventive medicine and standard of care to improve patient outcomes

Course Description

There are 10 lectures contained in this course:

  • Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Colon and Rectum – Tracey D. Arnell, MD
  • GI Physiology: The Gut is Not a Passive Organ – Tracey D. Arnell, MD
  • Surgical Endoscopy, Top to Bottom – Tracey D. Arnell, MD
  • The Big Decisions in Bariatric Surgery – Melissa B. Bagloo, MD
  • Adrenal, Endocrine Pancreas, Pituitary – Tobias Carling, MD, PhD
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid – Tobias Carling, MD, PhD
  • Principles of Fluids and Electrolytes – Russel J. Crew, MD
  • Inflammatory and Malignant Diseases of the Colon – Daniel Feingold, MD
  • Motility and Other Esophageal Problems – Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
  • The Pathophysiology of Laparoscopic Surgery and How to Avoid Problems – Brian Jacob, MD, FACS
  • Inflammatory and Malignant Diseases of the Pancreas – Daniel Mark Labow, MD

What you will learn

  • Those who complete the entire program should be able to:
  • Summarise screening procedures and diagnostic criteria for gastrointestinal cancers
  • Identify approaches to gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Appropriately treat patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding based on the source of bleeding and comorbidities
  • Recognise patients who require admission to the intensive care unit for upper GI bleeding and who are at high risk for re bleeding