Single Module Level 6

Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disorders (Level 6, 20 credits)

School of Health and Society




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 inflammatory bowel disease.



You will:

  • develop your knowledge and skills in inflammatory bowel disease pathophysiology and management
  • develop your assessment skills including diagnosis and treatment options in inflammatory bowel disease
  • examine the role of the multidisciplinary team in relation to inflammatory bowel disease
Course details

All about the course

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply the relevant physiological mechanisms that underpin inflammatory bowel disease and the related anatomical and physiological processes.
  • Critically analyse the assessment tools used in clinical practice for inflammatory bowel disease to enable a critical evaluation and reflection.
  • Critically analyse developments in the practice and treatment available for inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Identify and critically analyse your role in IBD and approaches to the education and counselling of patients.

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 module  is delivered online on a part time basis. The content of each unit, is supported with interactive lectures, web based tutorials and blogs.


Assignment: 20 minute presentation with 10 minutes questioning.

The 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?

It is anticipated that this module will prepare healthcare professionals to further develop their knowledge in order to engage as members of the inflammatory bowel multidisciplinary team and nurses for practice at specialist nurse level whether the nurse is looking for a specialist nurse post or is seeking a specialist nurse role in the near future.

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

The programme is suitable for:

- members of the multidisciplinary team (working with patients who have inflammatory bowel disease)

- Registered nurses with an interest in inflammatory bowel disease, either at ward level or working as a specialist nurse.

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    Your ability to study at degree level should be demonstrated through previous CPD. 

    You must be an appropriately qualified healthcare professional actively connected to clinical practice and able to demonstrate ongoing experience of caring for patients with inflammatory bowl disease, 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?

    International Fees this year is £910. 2024/2025 fee for International is £945

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £925

    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

    September 2025