29 Oct 2019

Flexible Endoscopy - Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract



By using a mixture of didactic, video-based and hands-on practical teaching, this course will cover the techniques of using and caring for flexible endoscopes based on an understanding of their construction and capabilities. Instruction in upper and lower gastrointestinal flexible endoscopy will cover patient preparation and endoscopic techniques illustrated by videos and using anatomical models. Therapeutic endoscopy will include foreign body removal, stricture dilation and endoscopic feeding tube placement.

  • Day 1
  • Principles of GI endoscopy
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Day 2
  • Lower GI endoscopy
  • Therapeutic endoscopy


This course will enable the novice to feel more confident when starting endoscopy whilst enhancing the ability of the more experienced to recognise abnormalities and obtain diagnostic samples.

At the end of this course, you will have an understanding of

  • How the construction and dimensions of flexible endoscopes affect their utility
  • Indications for upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • The possible complications of gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Patient preparation and general endoscopic technique
  • Techniques for upper and lower GI intubation
  • Biopsy techniques
  • The normal and abnormal endoscopic appearance of the upper and lower GI tract


Day 1 - 9.30am - 5.00pm with lunch included

Day 2 - 9.00am - 4.30pm with lunch included

Comprehensive course notes, refreshments through the day and lunches.

Booking Options

Payments Initial
Payment Options All prices exclude VAT
Full Course £1,300.00 £0.00 £1,300.00

To book any option please click the "Book Now" button and select your preferences in your shopping cart.

Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. We will charge VAT by default if you are part of an EU country outside of the UK. However, if you can supply a valid intra-community VAT number the invoice will be exempt from VAT.

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Flexible Endoscopy - Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract
29 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CE hours
Ed Hall
Price: £1,300.00 + VAT

The start date of this course is in the past. You can no longer book the full course, but can register your interest in future dates.

Alternative Start Dates

No alternative dates at present


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.


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Denmark DK-2670  

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Whittingham Drive
Swindon Wiltshire


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