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MOOCs

Technology has always been intimately linked to new educational methods. This has included distance learning, learning through multimedia and finally computer-based learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are so called because they can be taken by an unlimited number of...

The surgical trainer – are we still evolving?

“We need a system and we will surely have it – which will produce not only surgeons, but surgeons of the highest type” William Halsted MD William Halsted, a famous American surgeon, is widely credited with developing the first formal...

Urology News app

Urology News and BrainyDoc.co.uk have produced a brand new educational app aimed as a teaching and revision aid for urology trainees, nurses and consultants. The app is called the ‘Urology News app’ and is available as a free download on...

The Re-humanising Revolution: Breaking the conspiracy of silence

Over the last few years, the mental and emotional wellbeing of those who work in medicine has come under scrutiny. The author introduces a new resource. Working in healthcare has always been stressful but never more so than today. In...

Urology: a missed opportunity for medical students

For those of us lucky enough to have medical students attached to our teams at some time during their undergraduate training, the opportunity undoubtedly represents a refreshing chance to teach well-educated and enthusiastic clinicians at the very start of their...

Online urology teaching

The COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt our traditional models of teaching. Urological emergencies account for 20% of all acute surgical admissions and 5-10% of general practitioner visits [1]. Currently in the UK, undergraduate teaching on urology is not compulsory. Fewer...

The transition from surgeon to manager during the COVID-19 response

Writing this article on the first Sunday in May, when in any other year, I would be wearing my bowler hat in Hyde Park for the annual Cavalry Memorial Parade, a time ‘pre-COVID’ does seem a very distant memory. Having...

In conversation with Professor Christopher Chapple

Professor Christopher Chappel. Prof Chapple, thank you for taking the time to chat with the Urology News team. Can we start by asking about your background and how you ended up in the field of urology? Early in my career...

Mitrofanoff Support – 2019 Report

Mitrofanoff Support is a charity that serves 600 members from more than 20 countries, with more than 1,600 people on our closed Facebook group. As such, we can claim to be the largest support network of Mitrofanoffers in the world, and as awareness continues...

So you want to go on a Fellowship: part 1

Look out for part 2 of this series later in 2016 when the author will discuss settling into the research role of his fellowship and will reflect on his first year overseas. This is the first in a series of...

The master’s degree in urology – a personal perspective

I have recently completed a master’s degree in urology, based jointly with the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I began the course three months after commencing ST3 in urology. I had begun exploring the...

EBM Stats Calc: there’s a stat for that

Quantifying the value of a specific test or intervention for a patient is no easy feat. Even when the value of a given test or intervention has been established, there may be additional case-specific factors to consider that are not...