Clinical Introduction to Colorectal Polyps

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Colorectal polyps are an important clinical condition, frequently encountered in endoscopic practice. This course is designed to provide a clinical introduction to colorectal polyps, emphasising different aspects prior, during and following the endoscopic procedure.  

The course includes comprehensive ppt slides and audio recordings. The combined footage has a total duration of approximately 50 minutes. The estimated time needed to complete the course, including the final assessment, is 1 hour.

This course was developed by: UEG.

  • To understand and be able to describe the definition of colorectal polyps and their different classification
  • To know why we look for colorectal polyps
  • To be familiar with the various relevant considerations before, during and after polypectomy (the polypectomy procedure itself is not covered in this course)
  • To be aware of clinical management following polypectomy

Lead Editor, UEG E-learning
Natalie Wood, UK.

Lead author:
Tomer Adar is a senior gastroenterologist at the Digestive Diseases Institute at Shaare-Zedek Medical Center (SZMC), affiliated with Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He graduated from the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, completed his internal medicine training at Hadassah Medical Center, and his GI training at SZMC, where he led the Gastro-Genetic Clinic. He is currently conducting research as a research fellow in GI cancer genetics at the Gastroenterology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He is currently a member of UEG’s Young Talent Group and serves as a web editor for UEG’s e-learning team. 

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, but is also built to serve physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, bio-technicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology. 

  • The course is designed to last approximately 1 hour in total. 
  • All author and the course editor have declared that they have no conflicts of interest in relation to the material in this course.
  • The production of this course was funded entirely by UEG. No external sponsorship was received.
  • The material used in this course was prepared in 2016.
  • Learners are invited to test their knowledge at the beginning and the end of the course via a series of 10 MCQs.
  • The course has a pass mark of 70%. Those scoring less than the required pass mark are encouraged to revisit the course and retake the assessment.

Release Date: October 2016

This course, made available on and organised by United European Gastroenterology, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).
Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.