Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2008 / Article

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Volume 22 |Article ID 386851 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/386851

Maitreyi Raman, Tyrone Donnon, "Procedural Skills Education – Colonoscopy as a Model", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 22, Article ID 386851, 4 pages, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/386851

Procedural Skills Education – Colonoscopy as a Model

Received25 May 2008
Accepted26 May 2008

Abstract

Traditionally, surgical and procedural apprenticeship has been an assumed activity of students, without a formal educational context. With increasing barriers to patient and operating room access such as shorter work week hours for residents, and operating room and endoscopy time at a premium, alternate strategies to maximizing procedural skill development are being considered. Recently, the traditional surgical apprenticeship model has been challenged, with greater emphasis on the need for surgical and procedural skills training to be more transparent and for alternatives to patient-based training to be considered. Colonoscopy performance is a complex psychomotor skill requiring practioners to integrate multiple sensory inputs, and involves higher cortical centres for optimal performance. Colonoscopy skills involve mastery in the cognitive, technical and process domains. In the present review, we propose a model for teaching colonoscopy to the novice trainee based on educational theory.

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