Principles of gastro-intestinal nursing (degree level)

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 pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

This module is delivered by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Plymouth University.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Module dates

Please contact the Education Co-ordinator for the trust offering the module (see 'How to apply' for contact details)