Course Educational Methods
Lectures: Each day, the learners attend general sessions designed around the Society’s published Comprehensive Colposcopy curriculum, which details the necessary and basic principles considered the foundation of knowledge required to evaluate, diagnose, and manage lower genital tract disease in women. Each session concludes with a question and answer period led by the presenter(s). Throughout the lectures and question and answer periods, faculty members utilize an Audience Response System. The faculty uses these group responses to readdress items not answered correctly by the target goal percentage. This immediate feedback helps course attendees identify their own weaknesses and allows them to follow up with the faculty onsite.
Pattern Recognition/Case Sessions: Breakout sessions provide intense and interactive exposure to multiple cervical images to help sharpen colposcopic assessment skills. Over 500 different cervical images are presented during the span of a given course, allowing learners to practice assessing for adequacy of exam, presence or absence of disease, and selecting biopsy sites with direct feedback provided by the faculty.
Hands-on Sessions for the Colposcopy Procedure, Biopsy Techniques, and LEEP and Cryosurgery Techniques: Interactive hands-on breakout sessions on the techniques and procedures used in colposcopy and the management of lower genital tract disease are presented. Under the direct supervision of faculty, learners participate in structured simulations to gain a basic understanding of these techniques.
Panel Discussions: For selected topics, learners will direct questions on how to integrate reported advances into their practices to panels of experts.
Reinforcement Tools: Approximately three weeks prior to the course, learners receive access to full color screen sized images of the presentation slides through the electronic syllabus. Learners may download the syllabus prior to the course and bring their laptop in order to access the syllabus during the course.