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Postgraduate Diploma in Gastroenterology Nursing
腸胃病學護理深造文憑

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
HS065A
Application Code
1690-HS065A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Module 1: 27 June 2019 (Thu)
Duration
2 years
Language
English supplemented with local vocabulary. All teaching materials, examinations and assignments will be in English.
Course Fee
Module 1: $14,480 + Clinical practicum fee
Module 2+3+4: $27,160
All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Note: Students may purchase professional indemnity insurance on their own.

This programme aims to provide registered nurses advanced knowledge and skills in endoscopy and gastroenterology nursing. Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to take up a leadership role in that he/she is able to practice competently and effectively in the specialty areas of clinical gastroenterology based on evidence-based practice in the hospitals and in the community.

The programme had been endorsed by the Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies (IANS) of the Hospital Authority and registered on the Hong Kong Qualifications Register (HKQR).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct nursing assessments based on advanced knowledge and skills in endoscopy centre and clinical gastroenterology;
  2. Evaluate different therapeutic management approaches in meeting the needs of patients and their families;
  3. Practice as a competent member in a multidisciplinary health care team working in endoscopy and gastroenterology nursing/units;
  4. Apply comprehensive, quality nursing care incorporating specialized knowledge and skills to enhance and maintain the optimal health of patients;
  5. Develop an evidence-based health promotion project for patient and family caregivers on the maintenance of healthy lifestyle;
  6. Apply relevant and sound evidence from the literature in leading ndoscopy and astroenterology nursing practice and studies.

Programme Structure     

Module 1: Advanced Practice in Endoscopy Nursing > Postgraduate Certificate in Endoscopy Nursing
+    
Module 2: Evidence-based Practice in Gastroenterology Nursing    
+    
Module 3: Advanced Practice in Gastroenterology Nursing    
+    
Module 4: Professional Development in Gastroenterology Nursing    
   
Postgraduate Diploma  in Gastroenterology Nursing    

 

Award

Upon successful completion of:

  1. Module 1, the students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Endoscopy Nursing.
  2. All 4 modules, the students will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Gastroenterology Nursing.

 

Days / Time
  • Thursday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue

Module 1: Advanced Practice in Endoscopy Nursing

Introduction

This course aims to provide registered nurses advanced knowledge and skills in endoscopy nursing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to practice competently and effectively in the specialty areas of clinical gastroenterology in the hospitals and in the community.

Learning  Outcomes

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify different therapeutic endoscopic approaches for diagnostic and screening tests;
  2. Apply specialised knowledge and nursing skills to enhance health care outcomes in endoscopy units;
  3. Perform as a competent and accountable nurse specialised in endoscopy unit;
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of the outcomes of endoscopic interventions based on nursing assessment; and
  5. Collaborate efficiently with the multidisciplinary health care team in endoscopy unit.
Syllabus

1. Anatomy and patho-physiology of the digestive system and respiratory tract

1.1 Anatomy and patho-physiology of the digestive system and respiratory tract

1.2 Diseases of the digestive system and the respiratory tract

 

2. Investigations and interventions of the digestive system and respiratory tract

2.1 General and specific investigations of gastroenterological disorders

2.2 Indications and possible complications for bronchoscopy

2.3 OGD, colonoscopy and ERCP

2.4 Legal issues related to endoscopic investigations

2.5 Pharmacology in Endoscopy Unit

2.6 Endoscopic ultrasonography and laser therapy

 

3. Nursing management of patients with diseases of the digestive tract and respiratory tract

3.1  Nursing management of patients receiving OGD, Colonoscopy, ERCP, bronchoscopy

3.2  Patient with GI emergency

 

4. Roles and responsibilities of an Endoscopy nurse

4.1  Roles and responsibilities of an Endoscopy nurse in different endoscopic procedures

4.2  Management of endoscopic equipment and accessories

4.3  Occupational health and safety in GI and Endoscopy unit (including radiation hazard)

4.4  Application of Infection control

4.5  Principles and Approaches of nursing management working in endoscopy unit

Assessment
  1. Students are expected to have 80% attendance for the theoretical components and 100% attendance for the clinical placement
  2. Clinical Placement
  3. Seminar Presentation
  4. Written Assignment
  5. Written Examination.
 
Award


Upon successful completion of Module 1, the students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Endoscopy Nursing. and may proceed to Module 2, 3 and 4 of the programme.

Recommended CNE Points                          112

 

Module 2: Evidence-based Practice in Gastroenterology Nursing

 

Learning Outcome

 

On completion of the course, students should be able to: 

  1. Critically review the common research approaches, outcomes and effectiveness in gastroenterology applications;
  2. Analyze issues in matching research questions to an appropriate research method; and
  3. Conduct a literature review on an evidence-based intervention of a gastroenterology condition.
Syllabus
  1. The role of research in health care and Gastroenterology
  2. Basic elements in quantitative and qualitative research in health care and gastroenterology
  3. Common approaches in quantitative research in gastroenterology: experimental design, quasi-experimental design
  4. Common approaches in qualitative research in gastroenterology: Grounded theory, Phenomenology
  5. How to conduct a critique of the literature on preset topic in gastroenterology
  6. Ethical issues of doing research on patients with gastroenteric disorders
  7. Trend and development of healthcare research in evidence-based gastroenterology
Assessment
  1. Students are expected to have 80% attendance for the theoretical components
  2. Seminar Presentation
  3. Written Assignments

Recommended CNE Points                         30

 

Module 3: Advanced Practice in Gastroenterology Nursing

Introduction

This course aims to provide registered nurses advanced knowledge and skills in endoscopy and gastroenterology Nursing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to practice competently and effectively in the specialty areas of clinical gastroenterology based on evidence-based practice in the hospitals and in the community.

Learning  Outcomes

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Practice the nursing assessments based on knowledge and skills in conducting interviews for case intake in clinical gastroenterology;
  2. Practice as a competent nurse specialised in a multidisciplinary health care team in endoscopy and gastroenterology units;
  3. Apply comprehensive, quality nursing care incorporating specialised knowledge and skills to enhance and maintain the optimal health of patients;
  4. Develop an evidence-based health project for patient and family caregivers.
Syllabus

1.  Advanced learning on Anatomy and Patho-physiology of Gastrointestinal System

1.1  Upper GI Tract

1.2  Hepato-biliary Tract

1.3  Lower GI Tract

 

2.  Epidemiology of Gastroenteric Disorders

2.1  Upper GI Tract

2.2  Hepato-biliary Tract

2.3  Lower GI Tract

 

3.  Medical and Surgical Treatments, Nursing Management in Advanced Gastroenterology

3.1  Choledochoscopy & Cholecystectomy

3.2  Management of patients with hepato-biliary tract disorders: Hepatitis / Cirrhosis / Portal hypertension

3.3  Management of patients in End Stage Liver Failure / Liver Transplant

3.4  Management of patient with GI bleeding / Intestinal obstruction

3.5  Non-malignant and Carcinoma of the GI Tract3. 

3.6  Radiology in Gastroenterology

3.7  Minimal Invasive Surgery

3.8  Paediatric GI disorders and Surgery

 

4. Advanced Practice in Gastroenterology Nursing on

4.1 Nutrition – TPN PPN PEG PEJ

4.2 Nursing management in GI wards/units

4.3 Wound care and Stoma centre

4.4 Paediatric Gastroenterology

Assessment
  1. Students are expected to have 80% attendance for the theoretical components
  2. Seminar Presentation
  3. Lab Practice
  4. Written Assignment
  5. Written and Skills Examination.

Recommended CNE Points                         61.5

Module 4: Professional Development in Gastroenterology Nursing

Introduction

The aim of the module is to enhance nurses’ knowledge and skills in personal and professional development and thus to demonstrate leadership and nursing role model in gastroenterology settings.

Learning  Outcomes

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Critique on different theories and models in professional leadership in health care;
  2. Analyze essential competency for professionalism in endoscopy and gastroenterology Nursing/units;
  3. Perform competently as a case manager in handling critical clinical situations encountered in endoscopy and gastroenterology nursing/units; and
  4. Practice as a role model in negotiation, critical thinking and problem-solving in Gastroenterology settings.
Syllabus
  1. Theories and models in professional leadership
  2. Negotiation skills
  3. Critical thinking and problem-solving skill
  4. Assertiveness training
  5. Counselling of patients and families in gastroenterology settings
  6. Concepts in case management
Assessment
  1. Students are expected to have 80% attendance for the theoretical components
  2. Seminar Presentation
  3. Written Assignment

Recommended CNE Points                            16

Award

Student who has successfully completed Modules 1 - 4, will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in  Gastroenterology Nursing.

 

Applicants shall

  • be Registered Nurses who are registered with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and have at least two years of post-registration work experience;

AND

  • hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university.

 

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

  • an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
  • a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
  • HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
  • HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
  • equivalent qualifications.

 

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Module 1: $14,480 + Clinical practicum fee
    Module 2+3+4: $27,160
    All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
    Note: Students may purchase professional indemnity insurance on their own.
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorNo Sector

CEF Courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Gastroenterology Nursing
腸胃病學護理深造文憑
COURSE CODE 41G104696 FEES $41,640 ENQUIRY 2975-5688
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please return the completed application form together with the supporting documents and application fee in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to HKU SPACE to Nursing Studies and Health Care, HKU SPACE, 13/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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