Mandatory Courses for Basic Specialist Training

Information on Basic Specialist Training mandatory courses and how to book them

GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

Here you will find information on all mandatory BST General Internal Medicine courses and how to book them

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

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BST Leadership in Clinical Practice consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Patient Safety (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 2: Teaching Skills (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 3: Leadership Skills (two-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network
  • Module 4: Communication Skills (one-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network

You must complete Modules 1 and 2 before you attend Modules 3 and 4.

How to access the online modules for this course

When you’re ready to begin the online modules for this course, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical Practice – Online and click on the course title.

How to book your place at a workshop

You must book a place at the workshops for this course. To book a workshop, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical Practice - Online and click on the course title. Next, click on the Book your Workshops section to book your place. You will be able to select your preferred workshop from a list of available dates. Be aware that places fill up quickly.

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Ethics, Prescribing Skills and Blood Transfusion consists of two modules:

  • Online module - Available now in The Physician Network
  • One-day workshop - You must book via The Physician Network

All Trainees in BST General Internal Medicine have been given access to the online module of this course. You will find the online module in The Physician Network eLearning.

To access The Physician Network log into our website (www.rcpi.ie) and, once logged in, click on The Physician Network eLearning.

You will see a list of courses that you are currently enrolled on. To open a course, click on the course title.

You must complete the online module before you attend the workshop. 

To book your place at a workshop, open this course in The Physician Network eLearning and click on the Workshops tab to book your place.

 

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

HISTOPATHOLOGY

Here you will find information on all mandatory BST Histopathology courses and how to book them

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BST Leadership in Clinical Practice consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Patient Safety (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 2: Teaching Skills (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 3: Leadership Skills (two-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network
  • Module 4: Communication Skills (one-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network

You must complete Modules 1 and 2 before you attend Modules 3 and 4.

How to access the online modules for this course

When you’re ready to begin the online modules for this course, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical Practice – Online and click on the course title.

How to book your place at a workshop

You must book a place at the workshops for this course. To book a workshop, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical Practice - Online and click on the course title. Next, click on the Book your Workshops section to book your place. You will be able to select your preferred workshop from a list of available dates. Be aware that places fill up quickly.

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Ethics for Histopathology is available to all doctors in BST and HST, and consists of two modules:

  • Online module - Available now in The Physician Network
  • One-day workshop - You must book via The Physician Network

All Trainees in Histopathology have been given access to the online module of this course. You will find the online module in The Physician Network eLearning.

To access The Physician Network log into our website (www.rcpi.ie) and, once logged in, click on The Physician Network eLearning.

You will see a list of courses that you are currently enrolled on. To open a course, click on the course title.

You must complete the online module before you attend the workshop.

To book your place at the workshop, open this course in The Physician Network eLearning and click on the Workshops tab to book your place.

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

Here you will find information on all mandatory BST Obstetrics and Gynaecology courses and how to book them

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Basic Practical Skills course is a two-day workshop.

Trainees are assigned places on this course at the start of the BST programme.

Please contact courses@rcpi.ie if you require further information.

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BST Leadership in Clinical Practice consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Patient Safety (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 2: Teaching Skills (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 3: Leadership Skills (two-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network
  • Module 4: Communication Skills (one-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network

You must complete Modules 1 and 2 before you attend Modules 3 and 4.

How to access the online modules for this course

When you’re ready to begin the online modules for this course, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical Practice – Online and click on the course title.

How to book your place at a workshop

You must book a place at the workshops for this course. To book a workshop, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical Practice - Online and click on the course title. Next, click on the Book your Workshops section to book your place. You will be able to select your preferred workshop from a list of available dates. Be aware that places fill up quickly.

 

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This course consists of online modules, Objective Structured Assessments for Technical Skills (OSATS) and additional ultrasound cases.

You are advised to undertake this course as early as possible in BST and incorporate it in your personal goals at the beginning of your first SHO post.

All Trainees in BST Obstetrics and Gynaecology have been given access to the online modules for this course and can access them in The Physician Network eLearning.

To access The Physician Network log into our website (www.rcpi.ie) and once logged in, click on The Physician Network eLearning. You will see a list of courses that you are currently enrolled on. To open a course, click on the course title.

There are five online modules, the first four of which are mandatory. The modules include video clips, interactive exercises, detailed diagrams, and links to other relevant information. Each module includes a short assessment.

There are corresponding Objective Structured Assessments for Technical Skills (OSATS) to be completed for each online module. These should be completed in the workplace.

OSATS must be signed off by a pre-approved RCPI Ultrasound Trainer.

 

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Ethics, Prescribing Skills and Blood Transfusion consists of two modules:

  • Online module - Available now in The Physician Network
  • One-day workshop - You must book via The Physician Network

All Trainees in BST Obstetrics and Gynaecology have been given access to the online module of this course. You will find the online module in The Physician Network eLearning.

To access The Physician Network log into our website (www.rcpi.ie) and, once logged in, click on The Physician Network eLearning.

You will see a list of courses that you are currently enrolled on. To open a course, click on the course title.

You must complete the online module before you attend the workshop. 

The workshop is delivered over a full day (9.00am - 5.00pm) and is run twice a year. To book your place, open this course in The Physician Network eLearning and click on the Workshops tab to book your place.

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This Family Planning course is a one-day workshop.

Book via the RCPI Store here

 

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Health Research is an online course to be completed in your third year of BST Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

If you're in your third year you can access this online course in The Physician Network eLearning.

To access The Physician Network log into our website (www.rcpi.ie) and, once logged in, click on The Physician Network eLearning.

You will see a list of courses that you are currently enrolled on. To open a course, click on the course title.

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

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This course consists of seven online learning modules:

  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Sepsis in Pregnancy and Puerperium
  • Perineal Suturing
  • Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia
  • Major Obstetric Haemorrhage
  • Maternal Collapse

All Trainees in BST Obstetrics and Gynaecology have been given access to these online modules in The Physician Network eLearning - You do not need to book them.

To access The Physician Network log into our website (www.rcpi.ie) and, once logged in, click on The Physician Network eLearning.

You will see a list of courses that you are currently enrolled on. To open a course, click on the course title.

PAEDIATRICS

Here you will find information on all mandatory BST Paediatrics courses courses and how to book them

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This course is not run by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital to see if it is run locally.

You can claim the course fees back from the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme 

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BST Leadership in Clinical Practice consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Patient Safety (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 2: Teaching Skills (online module) – Available now in The Physician Network
  • Module 3: Leadership Skills (two-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network
  • Module 4: Communication Skills (one-day workshop) – You need to book your place via The Physician Network

You must complete Modules 1 and 2 before you attend Modules 3 and 4.

How to access the online modules for this course

When you’re ready to begin the online modules for this course, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical PracticeOnline and click on the course title.

How to book your place at a workshop

You must book a place at the workshops for this course. To book a workshop, log in to the RCPI website and go to The Physician Network eLearning. Look for BST Leadership in Clinical Practice - Online and click on the course title. Next, click on the Book your Workshops section to book your place. You will be able to select your preferred workshop from a list of available dates. Be aware that places fill up quickly.

 

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Child Protection Recognition and Response consists of pre-course online work and a one-day workshop, which is run three times per year.

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Ethics, Prescribing Skills and Blood Transfusion consists of two modules:

  • Online module - Available now in The Physician Network
  • One-day workshop - You must book via The Physician Network

 

All Trainees in BST Paediatrics have been given access to the online module of this course. You will find the online module in The Physician Network eLearning.

To access The Physician Network log into our website (www.rcpi.ie) and, once logged in, click on The Physician Network eLearning.

You will see a list of courses that you are currently enrolled on. To open a course, click on the course title.

You must complete the online module before you attend the workshop. 

The workshop is delivered over a full day (9.00am - 5.00pm) and is run twice a year. To book your place, open this course in The Physician Network eLearning and click on the Workshops tab to book your place.

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

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This course is not delivered by RCPI. Please check with Medical Manpower in your hospital.

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