Colorectal Emergencies

Norwich Medical School – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


This 16 week module covers all aspects of colorectal emergencies that one comes across in colorectal practice. The case scenarios being common presentation while being on emergency on call; the candidates will be able to reflect and critically appraise their practices. This module will undoubtedly help candidates improve their practice, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes.

The problem based scenarios are discussed on interactive forums and mediated by expert clinicians to promote application of evidence based knowledge to clinical practice.

The course delivery is underpinned by adult educational learning theories to promote in depth critical thinking and decision making. Students will be able to compare their management decisions with that of senior clinicians throughout the programme. The ultimate aim of this module is to improve clinical outcomes for patients
presenting with colorectal emergencies.

Blended Learning UK courses promote evidence based clinical practice encouraging students to develop their critical thinking in their chosen topic of study.  Our bespoke learning packages have been created to encourage the application of theoretical knowledge into contemporary clinical practice.  On completion of our courses each candidate will receive CPD certification or University based credits depending upon the programme of study undertaken.  Successful completion of Blended Learning UK courses does not provide accreditation for clinical practice, which is normally granted by the Institutions or professional bodies of the candidate’s chosen healthcare discipline

Topics Covered

• Large bowel obstruction
• Colon perforation and diverticular perforations
• Anastomotic leak
• Intestinal failure
• Colitis needing colectomy
• Lower GI bleed
• Anorectal emergencies
• Colorectal trauma

Target Audience

  • Consultant General Surgeons
  • Consultant Coloproctologists
  • Senior trainees in gastroenterology &
    coloproctology and general surgery

Qualifications Available

CPD certification from the University of East Anglia

The number of CPD points awarded is calculated based on your average participation score across all topics:

  • 80% and above 40 CPD points
  • 60-79% 20 CPD points
  • 40-59% 10 CPD points
  • 39% and below No CPD points



Course fees: £500

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