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2091The UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health offers numerous postgraduate training courses throughout the year at University College Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital.

London Liver Group - Monday, 26th September 2016

This CPD accredited, BSG affiliated meeting provides an opportunity to share research and gain clinical experience, as well as foster collaboration between the London Liver Centres.

The next London Liver Group Meeting will be held at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington; the external speaker will be Dr John Ward, Director of Hepatitis at the CDC, USA -  the programme has been designed to stimulate universal interest and promote young and talented speakers from the London hepatology community.

Postgraduate UCL Liver Course Hepatology 17-19 May 2017

This course held at the Royal Free Campus is for at postgraduate medical trainees from around the UK and is mapped to the Royal College of Physicians curriculum for Gastroenterology and Hepatology. It aims equip UK trainees with much of the knowledge base for the specialty examination, and also appeals to specialist nurses and established consultants who are seeking an update in Hepatology.

Postgraduate UCL IBD Course – Gastroenterology

This Inflammatory Bowel Disease course is for at postgraduate medical trainees from around the UK and is mapped to the Royal College of Physicians curriculum for Gastroenterology and Hepatology. It aims equip United Kingdom with much of the knowledge base for the specialty examination in Gastroenterology, and also appeals to specialist nurses and established consultants who are seeking an update in inflammatory bowel disease.

London Live Endoscopy

This annual event is the premier UK live endoscopy showcase. An invited Europe-wide faculty demonstrate the latest interventional endoscopic techniques and the course includes lectures and breakout sessions. The programme attracts United Kingdom consultants, trainees and endoscopy nurses.

iBSc in Clinical Sciences

The course is directed by Dr Marsha Morgan and designed to develop the student’s interest, knowledge and understanding of clinical science and its application to medicine.

The course offers an insight into state-of-the-art biomedical science, including exposure to leading research scientists, research methodology, the translation of basic science research into novel therapies for human disease, and the philosophy, governance and social implications of health research.

The course includes basic training on clinical examination, history taking and clinical skills. All students are required to undertake an original research project.

Dr Marsha Morgan the Director and Senior Tutor of an Intercalated BSc in Clinical Sciences.  She devised, and developed this course in its entirety and brought it on line in 2006.  It aims to develop the students’ interest in and knowledge and understanding of clinical science and to foster the development of intellectually trained individuals equipped with the interest and understanding necessary to pursue, if desired, a career in academic medicine.

Dr Marsha Morgan - UCL Awards

  • Recognition for Educational Excellence 2006
  • Excellence in Medical Education/David Jordan Award 2011

Applied Medical Sciences (BSc and MSc)

The course is directed within the Division of Medicine by Professor Kevin Moore and Dr David Spratt.

The course will equip scientists with a strong knowledge of clinical medicine and the ability to develop scientific ideas into clinical concepts and enhance the translation of science into medicine.

This fusion of basic and clinical science will enable graduates to work at the highest levels in biomedical research, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, clinical trials and hospital management.  Students will be exposed to a variety of different disciplines in Year 1, with one month work experience in Year 3; students will be able develop a course which suits their needs and talents and to pursue a variety of avenues of scientific learning.

This course will generate graduates who are innovative and inventive, and who can enable scientific discoveries to make a difference in medicine. Our graduates will lead Clinical Science in the future.

Clinical and Public Health Nutrition & Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition (MSc)

The Centre for Gastroenterology &Nutrition runs two MSc programmes.

The programmes are holistic and cover the complete spectrum of disordered eating. Malnutrition, that is over-nutrition and under-nutrition, accounts for excess health costs of £10 billion each year in the United Kingdom alone. Obesity contributes significantly to the risk of stroke, hypertension, heart attack and diabetes, in addition to the emerging risks from non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease.

In contrast, disease-related malnutrition is less well publicised, it is estimated to occur in one tenth of the United Kingdom population. It has high incidence in older people living in care settings and can affect nearly a half of hospital patients.  Eating disorders carry the highest mortality rate of the major psychiatric conditions.

These problems are international, and inflict a major health burden on most developed nations as well as those undergoing rapid transformation. We have developed these programmes to analyse these contrasting situations in a unified manner by combining the disciplines of Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition and Psychiatry.

The MSc programmes are open to students with a background in medicine, nursing, dietetics, pharmacy, nutrition and biomedical science. The courses offer specialised training by recognised experts in the clinical and scientific basis of under- and over-nutrition, and therapeutic approaches to this in the hospital, community and educational setting.

This MSc is particularly suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a life-long career in translational research; in the practice of nutrition therapy; in the health services of the UK or other countries; or in the clinical nutrition industry.