NZSG Endoscopy Course

Christchurch Course Tuesday 18 June 2019

Venue: University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Auckland Course  Second week December 2019 - exact date yet to be confirmed

Venue: Auckland Clinical Skills Centre, University of Auckland

Fee: NZD $1050.00 course fees + USD164 for online safe sedation course

To apply please contact:

To enrol there are a number of requirements to complete, such as providing a reference from your prospective endoscopy trainer/director to the course convenor. Once a place on the course is confirmed attendees are required to complete the online safe sedation online course.

Introduction to Endoscopy is a one-day course designed for entry-level endoscopists and will cover the information and technical skills for learning basic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. 

Course content:

  • Understanding the endoscope 
  • Setting up an endoscopy room 
  • Understanding electrocautery 
  • Sedation and monitoring 
  • Hands-on introduction to endoscopic devices 
  • Endoscopy simulator training

All registered attendees are required to complete an online Safe Sedation Course prior to the start date. Both the course fees and cost of online course (US$164) are reimbursable training expenses from your District Health Board. This is a sedation training programme based on the scientific foundation of moderate sedation practice.  The course curriculum was developed and is updated annually by sedation experts utilising respected, scientifically grounded sources.  The course is consistent with many professional society practice guidelines. The course is endorsed and recommended by the Endoscopy Guidance Group of New Zealand for all NZ based endoscopists. The course is easy to use and self-paced.

Link to Safe Sedation Course: