The theoretical Session will cover the curriculum outlined by the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. This course will be suitable for all members of the Medical and Nursing Profession who play an active role in the management of Colposcopy Services and Cervical Screening.
The Faculty lecturing in this course has a wide experience in providing Colposcopy and allied services. The speakers invited have national and international reputations in these areas.
The practical session intended to complement the theoretical aspect of the theoretical session covering the areas within the BSCCP curriculum for colposcopy, cytology, and gynecological pathology.
This allows for the sign off of both histopathology and cytopathology elements of the Training log for medical trainees.
Training for cytology and pathology will be provided in the form of group discussions and practical exposure via multi-headed microscopy image transfer.
Training for colposcopy will be provided in the form of practical hands-on techniques for the administration of local anaesthetics, the performance of diathermy and LLETZ procedures using simulated models.
- UK Cervical Screening Programme and the Principles of Screening – with international comparisons.
- Colposcopy Training: QA & audit.
- Cytological assessment of squamous dyskaryosis.
- Histology assessment of CIN.
- Current concepts in the development of cervical neoplasia and the role of HPV in cervical screening.
- The normal cervix and the colposcopic examination including pregnancy, menopause, and the effect of oral contraception.
- Diagnosis of Invasive Disease and CIN.
- The Treatment of CIN and outcome.
- VIN & VAIN.
- Cytological and Histological diagnosis of glandular intraepithelial neoplasia.
- Colposcopic Diagnosis and treatment of glandular intra epithelial neoplasia.
- Pathology of early stage invasive squamous and glandular cervical neoplasia.
- Management of early stage cervical cancer.
- Normal constituents of cervical smears.
- Cytology of squamous and glandular lesions.
- Cytology; borderline changes, Pitfalls and problems.
- Clinical case scenarios.
- Histology – Squamous & glandular lesions.
- Practical colposcopy.
Course Educational Methods
Lectures: Each day, the learners attend general sessions designed around the course curriculum. Ample time for questions is scheduled throughout the sessions to allow for increased participation and clarification of issues.
Interactive Case Study Sessions: Interactive sessions will be used during the course to test medical knowledge and practice-based learning skills. Participants, in conjunction with faculty leadership, will review cases, vote on their diagnosis and discuss what management and treatment course they would pursue and why.
Continuing Medical Education
DHA – CME Hours Offered.
BSCCP – This course is suitable for BSCCP accreditation.
RCOG – This course is CME registered with The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.