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Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): February


September intake

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Critically review and apply the relevant concepts, knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to professionally care for a patient with gastrointestinal disease, utilising relevant up-to-date evidence
  • Empower an evaluation of the practitioners’ knowledge and skills to enable a critical appraisal of issues related to gastrointestinal disease
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • Part-time study option

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the full PgCert Gastrointestinal Disorders programme. 

On successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Assimilate, synthesize, and systematically apply the relevant normal physiological mechanisms and the related anatomical and pathophysiological processes that underpin gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Critically appraise and apply the evidence base that underpins the care management of patients with gastrointestinal disease.
  • Critically evaluate the knowledge and skills needed for the comprehensive assessment, planning of care, delivery and evaluation of care for patients with gastrointestinal disease.
  • Critically consider and evaluate the contribution of nursing and other professional groups in the management and delivery of effective care to patients with gastrointestinal disease.
  • Examine and analyse the factors influencing health care for patients with gastrointestinal disease (e.g. cost, efficiency, quality and resources available).

Entry Requirements

You must have completed a relevant healthcare undergraduate programme and be an appropriately qualified healthcare professionals actively connected to clinical practice e.g.

  • Qualified nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

All health and social care professionals interested in advancing their skills and knowledge of research methods.

Applicant profile

Appropriately qualified healthcare professionals actively connected to clinical practice wishing to enhance their clinical skills e.g.

  • Qualified nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.


This is an online e-learning programme supported by face to face, screen cast o-matic, Skype, Collaborate telephone, email, academic support. The assessment process reflects the learning outcomes of the curriculum and will emphasise not only recall of knowledge but understanding, application, problem-solving, evaluation and critique. The programme is professionally-orientated, and as such, there is a strong focus on current authentic assessment by field specific practitioners.


Assessment method:

A retrospective account of a patient journey which demonstrates a critical evaluation of the knowledge gained during the module in order to care for a patient with gastrointestinal disease, utilising relevant up-to-date evidence.


Many of our students have successfully applied for promotion as a result of undertaking our current level 6 modules; we expect the same of our level 7 modules.

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