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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a critical understanding of both organic and functional gastroenterologyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2describe the aetiology of functional and organic gastrointestinal pathologyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3critically evaluate current gastrointestinal tests and proceduresIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4critically describe integrative approaches to gastrointestinal diseaseIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5analyse integrative approaches to the management of gastrointestinal conditionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6recognise acute gastrointestinal emergencies and appropriate courses of actionIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of both organic and functional gastroenterology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the aetiology of functional and organic gastrointestinal pathology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. critically evaluate current gastrointestinal tests and procedures
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. critically describe integrative approaches to gastrointestinal disease
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. analyse integrative approaches to the management of gastrointestinal conditions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. recognise acute gastrointestinal emergencies and appropriate courses of action
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

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Teaching and assessment

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

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