Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Explores the naturopathic approach to gut health and organic and functional gastrointestinal disease. The unit combines naturopathic knowledge alongside a modern pathophysiological understanding and evidence-based approach. Conditions covered include irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of functional gastroenterology and introduction to the gut microbiome

Topic 2: Major causes of functional and organic pathology

Topic 3: Scientific understanding of gut disease

Topic 4: Naturopathic and other approaches to gut disease

Topic 5: Recognising acute emergencies

Topic 6: Stomach, liver, oesophagal and bowel conditions.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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