Online Phlebology Education Modules

The UIP is proud and excited to introduce online phlebology educational modules to improve and standardize education and training in phlebology across the globe. The education modules are designed to provide a basic and standardized understanding of various aspects of phlebology. The modules will provide a structured and focused learning system to better prepare the trainees for fellowship or similar examinations in venous disease.

The online module system was developed as part of the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) training program under the auspices of the UIP. Each module covers a topic that is managed by an instructor who is a phlebologist. There is a total of 62 modules divided into:

  Basic Year 1 16 modules
  Advanced Year 2 16 modules
  Advanced Year 3 17 modules
  Fellowship Year 4 13 modules

The online phlebology education modules will be available from 1 February 2019.

ACP AND UIP ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM
BASIC YEAR 1
SUBJECT CODE UNIT INSTRUCTOR
Clinical Sciences 1 Y1S1U1 Introductory Anatomy and Embryology Dr. Lisa Marks
Y1S1U2 Venous Physiology and Pathophysiology Dr. Anne Padbury, Dr. David Jenkins
Y1S1U3 Clinical Diagnosis, Morphology and Classification Dr. Lisa Marks
Patient Management Y1S2U4 Formulating a Management Plan- General and Specific Measures A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi
Y1S2U5 Developing a Treatment plan – Indications for UGS, EVLA, RF, Surgery Dr. David Jenkins
Y1S2U6 Ordering and Interpreting Duplex Maps A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi
Y1S2U7 Informed Consent, Medicolegal and Ethical issues Dr. Chris Lekich
Sclerotherapy 1 Y1S3U8 Sclerosing agents A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi
Y1S3U9 Biologic Interactions of Detergent Sclerosants Dr. David Connor
Y1S3U10 Sclerotherapy techniques Dr. Simon Thibault, Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Y1S3U11 Adverse Effects and Complications of Sclerotherapy Dr. Simon Thibault
Vascular Dermatology 1 Y1S4U12 Skin Manifestations of Chronic Venous Disease Dr. Adrian Lim
Y1S4U13 Lower Limb Ulceration Dr. Mark Elvy
Y1S4U14 Diseases with Telangiectatic Manifestations Dr. Adrian Lim
Y1S4U15 Laser Physics, Vascular Lasers and other Light Devices Dr. Elisabeth de Felice
Course Review CR I Course Review and Clinical Quiz Dr. David Jenkins

ADVANCED YEAR 2
SUBJECT CODE UNIT INSTRUCTOR
Clinical Sciences 2 Y2S1U1 Anatomy- Areas of Special Interest Dr. Chris Lekich
Y2S1U2 Coagulation Testing, Thrombophilia and Antiphospholipid Screening Dr. David Connor, A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi
Y2S1U3 Tissue Diagnosis and Vascular Histopathology Prof. Steven Kossard, A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi
Y2S1U4 Venous Outcomes Assessment Dr. Stuart McMaster
Venous Interventions 1 Y2S2U5 Anaesthesia in Phlebology Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Y2S2U6 Advanced Sclerotherapy Techniques – UGS Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Y2S2U7 Endovenous Thermal Ablation Dr. Stuart McMaster
Y2S2U8 Endovenous Non-thermal Ablation Dr. Peter Paraskevas, Dr. Stefania Roberts
Vascular Dermatology 2 Y2S3U9 Introduction to Vascular Anomalies Dr. Paul Hannah
Y2S3U10 Non-venous Ulcers Dr. Adrian Lim
Y2S3U11 Principles of Compression Therapy Dr. AAndrew Stirling
Y2S3U12 Wound Management Ms. Jenny Lekich
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 1 Y2S4U13 Haematology in Phlebology Dr. David Connor, A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi
Y2S4U14 Venous Thromboembolism Dr. Paul Hannah
Y2S4U15 Anticoagulation in Phlebology Dr. Stuart McMaster
Y2S4U16 DOACS Prof. Harshal Nandurkar

ADVANCED YEAR 3
SUBJECT CODE UNIT INSTRUCTOR
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 2 Y3S1U1 Thrombolysis Dr. Luke Baker
Y3S1U2 Recurrent VTE Dr. Prof. Harshal Nandurkar
Y3S1U3 Vena Cava Filters Dr. Chris Rogan
Y3S1U4 Post Thrombotic Syndrome Dr. Stuart McMaster
Venous Interventions 2 Y3S2U5 Interventional Treatment of Non-saphenous Reflux Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Y3S2U6 Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Traditional Surgical Techniques Dr. Paul Dinnen
Y3S2U7 Hand vein and Peri-orbital Vein Sclerotherapy Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Y3S2U8 Conservative Management with Venoactive Drugs and Supplements Dr. Paul Hannah
Pelvic Venous Insufficiency Y3S3U9 Pelvic Venous Anatomy Prof. Mark Meissner
Y3S3U10 Vulvar Veins Prof. Nicos Labropoulos
Y3S3U11 Pelvic Venous Insufficiency Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni
Y3S3U12 Ovarian Vein Embolisation Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni
Lymphoedema Y3S4U13 Lower Limb Oedema Dr. Mark Elvy
Y3S4U14 Assessment for Lymphatic Disease Prof. Vaughan Keeley
Y3S4U15 Lymphoedema Prof. Neil Piller
Y3S4U16 Lipoedema: Surgical Interventions Dr. Chris Lekich
Course Review CR II Course Review and Clinical Quiz Dr. David Jenkins

FELLOWSHIP YEAR 4
SUBJECT CODE UNIT INSTRUCTOR
Advanced Phlebology 1 Y4S1U1 Vascular Anomalies: Paediatric and Adults A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi
Y4S1U2 Vascular Imaging Advanced: Angiography, Venography, CT, MR Dr. Luke Baker
Y4S1U3 Pulsatile Varicose Veins, Popliteal Vein Aneurysm, Persistent Sciatic Veins Dr. David Jenkins
Y4S1U4 Venous Aneurysms Dr. Paul Dinnen
Y4S1U5 Venous Compression Syndromes and Venous Trauma Dr. Ivor Berman
Y4S1U6 CHIVA, ASVAL Dr. Sergio Gianesini
Advanced Phlebology 2 Y4S2U7 Veno-occlusive Disease of Abdomen and Pelvis Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni
Y4S2U8 Superior Vena Cava Syndrome and Tumours of IVC and Iliac Veins Prof. Lourens Bester
Y4S2U9 Neck Vein Obstruction Dr. Paul Thibault
Y4S2U10 IVUS Dr. Laurencia Villalba
Y4S2U11 Deep Vein Obstruction and PTS Prof. Mark Meissner
Y4S2U12 Venous Stents Dr. Laurencia Villalba
Course Review CR III Course Review and Clinical Quiz Dr. David Jenkins

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The user simply needs to login, read any prescribed articles or information as uploaded by the instructor and then complete an online assessment to pass that particular module. The instructors are happy to take questions and clarify salient points.

Subscription to the modules is for one-year access to all modules within the system. Trainees can determine at which pace they would like to continue through the program. Should you need more time to work through the modules you will need to subscribe for another year of access to the online modular system. Your one-year subscription will also provide you with access to the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) online library which will assist you in completing your online modules. The RSM online library access alone is valued at £260 which is included in your module subscription fee.

The fee for a one-year subscription to the online modules varies:

  ANZ UIP Tier 1 UIP Tiers 2 and 3
Australia and New Zealand All international nations except those in Tiers 2 and 3 These are developing nations as per the list attached
Access all modules 1,590 AUD 1,590 AUD free
Individual Courses (basic, advanced or fellowship) 590 AUD 590 AUD free
*all costs are + gst

 

Payments are charged in Australian dollars however there is a currency conversion on the payment page so you can see the conversion to your local currency.

Developing nations status must be approved prior to gaining access to the online education modules. This will take up to 72 hours from receipt of documents proving residency in a developing nation country.

Once all required information is entered online and the payment complete you will have access to the online modules.

If you have any questions about the online phlebology education modules, please email acp@phlebology.com.au.

Good luck and happy learning!

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