IFCPC-IARC Training course in Colposcopy and the prevention of Cervical Cancer Overview – Entire Course
An overview of the course and its evolution over the last three years is available by PDF download (see side panel). In short the course is designed to train colleagues in Low and Middle Income Countries who would like to care for screen positive women and women with precancerous cervical disease. The course is in modular form and it’s components are
- A theoretical component delivered over 6 months in the form of approximately 30 video recorded lectures which are available at a rate of one per week.
- Each lecture is followed by a short questionnaire which the trainee answers and submits on line on a weekly basis.
- 30 batches of histology and other lab results are also delivered on a once per week basis
- A practical hands on clinic attendance is mandatory at some time during the year whereby the trainee will manage.
– 30 directly supervised cases (half new cases, 10 high grade).
– 70 indirectly supervised cases (half new cases, 10 high grade)
- Each nominated course trainer will have attended a Train the Trainers seminar and will have sufficient case throughput and time to undertake the training and assessment required.
- Each nominated course trainer will sign off the 2 log books and competency forms.
- An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will be organised for trainees who have satisfactorily completed the above components and been signed off by their trainers.
- Successful examination candidates will receive an IFCPC-IARC certificate of course completion. (images, details).