PGD in Gastroenterology

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The Gastroenterology Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) is an intricate and thorough program tailored for healthcare professionals seeking advanced knowledge and proficiency in the realm of digestive health. This demanding postgraduate course explores the intricate details of the gastrointestinal system, including in-depth studies of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Crafted to offer a nuanced comprehension of both common and uncommon gastrointestinal disorders, the PGD in Gastroenterology provides participants with the capabilities needed to identify, address, and manage a diverse range of digestive conditions. The curriculum encompasses areas such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver diseases, pancreatic disorders, and gastrointestinal cancers

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Develop a thorough comprehension of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the gastrointestinal system, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

  • Diagnostic Proficiency: Acquire advanced skills in the diagnosis of a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders, encompassing both common conditions and rare diseases, through the utilization of clinical assessments, imaging modalities, and laboratory investigations.

  • Treatment Competence: Gain expertise in the management and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions, including the application of pharmacological interventions, endoscopic procedures, and surgical considerations, with a focus on evidence-based practices.

  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Foster the ability to collaborate effectively with professionals from various disciplines, such as surgeons, radiologists, and nutritionists, to provide holistic and patient-centered care.

  • Research Aptitude: Develop a research-oriented mindset, staying abreast of the latest advancements in gastroenterological research, and contribute to the field through the initiation and completion of research projects.

  • Ethical Practice: Cultivate a strong sense of ethical responsibility in medical practice, emphasizing integrity, patient confidentiality, and the application of ethical principles in the context of gastroenterological care.

  • Communication Skills: Enhance communication skills to effectively convey complex medical information to patients, families, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams, fostering a collaborative and compassionate approach to patient care.

  • Clinical Exposure: Gain practical experience through clinical rotations, case studies, and exposure to diverse patient populations, fostering the application of theoretical knowledge in real-world healthcare scenarios.

  • Adaptability to Emerging Technologies: Stay abreast of advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies within the field of gastroenterology, adapting to and incorporating innovative tools and techniques into clinical practice.

  • Continuous Professional Development: Instill a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional development, encouraging participation in conferences, workshops, and other educational activities to remain current in the evolving landscape of gastroenterology.

    Upon completion of the PGD in Gastroenterology, participants will be equipped with a well-rounded skill set, enabling them to excel in clinical practice and research endeavors and contribute positively to the advancement of digestive health care.


To capitalize on my specialized education and training in Gastroenterology gained through a Postgraduate Diploma program, my objective is to advance my career as a skilled and empathetic healthcare professional. I aim to contribute to the field by applying my extensive knowledge of gastrointestinal anatomy, diagnostics, and treatment approaches to proficiently diagnose, manage, and address a diverse array of digestive disorders. I aspire to provide comprehensive, patient-centric care by continuously learning and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams. Additionally, I am committed to actively participating in research initiatives, contributing to the ongoing enhancement of gastroenterological knowledge. Ultimately, my ambition is to play a crucial role in enhancing the overall health and well-being of individuals by making impactful contributions to the field of Gastroenterology.

Course Details

Course Overview:

The Level-7 Postgraduate Diploma in Gastroenterology is a specialized program designed for healthcare professionals seeking advanced knowledge in digestive health. This concise course covers gastrointestinal anatomy, diagnostics, and evidence-based treatments. Participants develop expertise in diagnosing a range of disorders and collaborate across disciplines. Emphasizing ethical practice, effective communication, and clinical exposure, the program prepares professionals for roles in gastroenterology, offering a dynamic blend of theoretical and practical skills. With a focus on emerging technologies and continuous professional development, graduates are equipped to make impactful contributions to the evolving field of digestive health care.


The Level 7-Post Graduate Diploma in Gastroenterology is equivalent to a master’s degree or postgraduate diploma. It represents an advanced level of expertise in Gastroenterology, allowing students to demonstrate mastery in the field. The diploma is recognized by various professional bodies and institutions within the healthcare sector.

Course Contents:

The course content of the Level 7-Post Graduate Diploma in Gastroenterology typically covers a range of advanced topics. Here are the topics covered:

  • The Basis of Gastro-Intestinal Disease

  • The Oesophagus

  •  The Stomach

  • The Liver Disease

  •  The Pancreatic Disease

  • : The Small Bowel

  •  The Colon

  •  Introduction to Endoscopy

  •  Diet and Weight Control

  •  Disease of Gallbladder

Assignment Criteria:

The qualification assessment criteria are based on assignments, but in order to pass, the learner must complete all of the unit’s learning requirements. At the completion of each unit, an interview will be held as proof that the work truly belongs to the learner.

Entry Requirements:

The specific entry requirements for the Level 7-Post Graduate Diploma in Gastroenterology include:

  • A minimum age requirement (e.g. 22 years old).
  • A complete Bachelor’s degree, UK level 6 diploma in gastroenterology, health sciences, or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Completion of a MBBS degree or a related degree.
  • English language proficiency, demonstrated through language tests or previous education in an English-speaking environment.
Course Duration:

The qualification has a recommended course duration of 2 years.

Note: However, the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required.