OPEN Research Support

Anders Bo Nielsen
Simulation Center SimC - Odense Univeristy Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Sampling ongoing
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 01.01.2018  
Slut 31.12.2019  

Learning small bowel capsule endoscopy

Short summary

This project is a prospective study investigating the education of medical doctors in gastroenterology with no prior experience to evaluate small bowel capsule endoscopies with a diagnostic sensitivity >90%


Small bowel capsule endoscopy is a frequent used procedure to evaluate and examine the small intestine. Unfortunately, there is no structured educational program for medical doctors to learn the examination of the capsule endoscopies. This can be caused by the small amount of evidence for the most optimal learning method.

Due to these reasons and due to the need of a course, we decided to clarify the optimal learning method to prepare the clinicians for the real patients. 

Our hypothesis is that medical doctors with no prior experience to evaluate small bowel capsule endoscopies after theoretical lessons and training by experts and self-evaluation of 50 small bowel capsule endoscopies with feedback can perform a diagnostic sensitivity on >90% of the cases and make the right clinical treatment plan in >90%.

Description of the cohort

The cohort is medical doctors in medical gastroenterology or surgery with no prior experience or training in the evaluation of small bowel capsule endoscopies. 

Collaborating researchers and departments

Department of medical gastroenterology, OUH

  • M.D. Ph.d. Stig Borbjerg Laursen

Department of medical gastroenterology, OUH

  • Prof. Ph.d. Jens Kjeldsen

Department of medical gastroenterology, Sydvestjysk Sygehus

  • M.D. Ph.d. Jacob Broder Brodersen

Department of internal medicine, Sygehus Lillebælt

  • Consultant, M.D. Ph.d. Michael Dam Jensen