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Unit description

Learners explore integrative approaches to gut health and organic and functional gastrointestinal disease. Evidence-based, patient-centred approaches are applied to a range of gastrointestinal conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Learners appraise current gastrointestinal tests and procedures, and are equipped with recognising acute gastrointestinal emergencies.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of functional gastroenterology

Topic 2: Major causes of functional and organic gastrointestinal pathology

Topic 3: Gastrointestinal tests and procedures

Topic 4: Integrative approaches to gastrointestinal disease

Topic 5: Gastrointestinal conditions

Topic 6: Acute gastrointestinal emergencies

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate a critical understanding of both organic and functional gastroenterology
2describe the aetiology of functional and organic gastrointestinal pathology
3critically evaluate current gastrointestinal tests and procedures
4critically describe integrative approaches to gastrointestinal disease
5analyse integrative approaches to the management of gastrointestinal conditions
6recognise acute gastrointestinal emergencies and appropriate courses of action

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of both organic and functional gastroenterology
  2. describe the aetiology of functional and organic gastrointestinal pathology
  3. critically evaluate current gastrointestinal tests and procedures
  4. critically describe integrative approaches to gastrointestinal disease
  5. analyse integrative approaches to the management of gastrointestinal conditions
  6. recognise acute gastrointestinal emergencies and appropriate courses of action

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Reflective writing30%
Assignment60%
Notice

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Fee information

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