Medical management of changes in bowel habit - for Gastroenterologists

Sponsored by: Kyowa Kirin

KKI/UKIRE/MOV/0009 July 2019

This module was written by StudyPRN and funded by Kyowa Kirin as a service to medicine. Kyowa Kirin had no input into course content.

This resource, composed of 15 clinical cases, assesses the user’s knowledge and understanding of Medical management of changes in bowel habit - for Gastroenterologists.

Successful completion of the resource provides 1 hour of CPD delivered by Learna Ltd.

Introduction:

Change in bowel habit is a common symptom precipitating referral to clinic. Diagnoses cover a variety of disorders and range from the benign to sinister. There are a variety of guidelines that cover the investigation of change in bowel habit as well as the management of the associated disorders. This module, consisting of ten self-assessment questions, is designed to assess knowledge on issues relating to change in bowel habit that may be encountered in a typical gastroenterology practice. Accompanying the module is a reading list designed to act as a preparative resource to help prepare the reader for the self-assessment questions.

Aims and objectives:

The aims of this module are to:

  • Raise awareness as to the investigation and management of a variety of conditions referred to gastroenterology clinics across the spectrum of both diarrhoeal illness and constipation.
  • Appreciate some of the specialist investigations appropriate for the investigation of change in bowel habit.