FELLOWSHIP IN GI ENDOSCOPY

Overview:
The Fellowship in GI Endoscopy is an intensive program designed to provide thorough training in the practice of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Spanning 12 months, the fellowship aims to equip participants with advanced skills and knowledge in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Through a curriculum that blends rigorous clinical training, didactic learning, and research opportunities, fellows will gain proficiency in techniques such as upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, and endoscopic ultrasound. 
In addition to practical training, fellows will participate in lectures, seminars, case discussions, and conferences to deepen their understanding of gastrointestinal diseases and the latest advancements in endoscopic technology. The fellowship also supports academic and research development, requiring fellows to undertake research projects that contribute to the field, with opportunities to publish their findings and present at professional conferences. Evaluation throughout the fellowship is multifaceted, including direct observation, formal exams, and assessments of research progress and patient care.

Graduates of the fellowship will be well-prepared to lead and innovate in the field, significantly impacting patient care and advancing gastrointestinal medicine.

 

Teaching Methods:
Server-based classes

Required Backgrounds:
MBBS / MD/MS/ Equivalent

Paperwork:
No application necessary – Enroll today

COURSE MODULES

  1. Introduction to GI Endoscopy
    GI endoscopy is a specialized field within gastroenterology that involves the use of endoscopic instruments to visualize and evaluate the gastrointestinal tract. There are various types of endoscopic procedures, each designed to examine different parts of the gastrointestinal tract and address specific concerns. Upper endoscopy, also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), involves the insertion of an endoscope through the mouth to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.Advancements in endoscopic technology have significantly enhanced the capabilities of GI endoscopy.   High-definition imaging systems provide clearer visualization of the gastrointestinal tract, allowing for the detection of subtle abnormalities.
  2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    The GI tract is a long, hollow tube that extends from the mouth to the anus and is divided into several distinct anatomical regions. These include the mouth (oral cavity), esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum), large intestine (colon), rectum, and anus. The walls of the GI tract are composed of four main layers: mucosa, submucosa, muscularis, and serosa (or adventitia in areas where serosa is absent). The mucosa is the innermost layer, consisting of epithelial cells that secrete mucus, enzymes, and hormones, as well as absorb nutrients. The submucosa contains blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve fibers that support the mucosa. The GI tract performs several essential functions related to digestion, absorption, and elimination. These processes include Mechanical digestion, Chemical digestion, Absorption, Motility, Secretion. 
  3. Endoscopic Equipment and Instrumentation
    Endoscopes come in various types, each designed for specific applications and regions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Common types include:-Upper gastrointestinal endoscopes (gastroscope),  Colonoscopes, Enteroscopes, Flexible sigmoidoscopes. Endoscopes are equipped with advanced optical systems that provide high-definition (HD) or even ultra-high-definition (4K) images of the internal GI tract. 
  4. Advanced Endoscopic Procedures and Therapeutic Interventions
    ArthroscopicERCP is a specialized endoscopic procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic disorders. EUS combines endoscopy with ultrasound imaging to obtain high-resolution images of the gastrointestinal tract and adjacent structures. Advanced endoscopic techniques may be employed for the resection of complex or difficult-to-access lesions within the gastrointestinal tract. These techniques include: – Endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR), Endoscopic submucosal tunneling techniques. 
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