Principles of gastro-intestinal nursing (Image courtesy of Pixabay)

Key features

This 40 credit module will equip you with the skills and underpinning knowledge to apply a systematic, informed and effective approach to the understanding, care and management of adults with gastrointestinal disease.
You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system in both health and disease and be able to give appropriate and effective health education and life-style advice to patients with gastrointestinal disease and their carers.
The module is normally delivered as two study blocks, both of five days’ duration, with normally a six-week interval for application of theory and learning to the development of clinical skills. A variety of educational approaches are used including: lectures; case studies; seminars; tutorials; practical workshops; discussions; self-directed study; and relevant visits.
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.
Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

How to apply
For further information on module dates, entry requirements, fees and funding and how to apply please contact the relevant education coordinator for the organisation where you wish to undertake the module, see below contact details.
This module is delivered by:
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
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