Single Module Level 7

Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders Level 7 (30 credits)




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

This online e-learning programme will enable you to critically review and apply the relevant concepts, knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to professionally care for a patient with gastrointestinal disease. You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the full PgCert Gastrointestinal Disorders programme. 



You will:

  • Enhance your clinical skills
  • Develop skills in research methods
  • Critically evaluate your own practice
Course details

All about the course

On successful completion of this module you 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).

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

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.


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.


School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

Many of our students have successfully applied for promotion as a result of undertaking our single modules. This course can also be taken as part of the PgCert Gastrointestinal Disorders

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module lasts for one semester. It is suitable for appropriately qualified healthcare professionals actively connected to clinical practice wishing to enhance their clinical skills.

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    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 of Prior Learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,470 per 30 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £1,530 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2024

    January 2025

    September 2025