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Unit 12 - Gastrointestinal tract problems

​Gastrointestinal tract problems, treatments and management​


This unit is aimed at pharmaceutical representatives and covers the provision of medicines in the National Health Service related to the treatment of gastrointestinal problems.

Learners will understand the structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract and role of nutrition and the function of metabolism. They will understand diseases related to different areas along the tract, including the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum and the bowel as well as associated tumours and infections. They will be able to describe medicines available to treat these disorders​.

This unit is assessed via a multiple choice exam made up of 50 questions, lasting 45 minutes. Passing it will gain you 5 credits.

Please note that the content in section ​​4.2.4 of Volume 1 of the learning materials regarding the use of statistics in medicine may be examined in all other units. You should bring a calculator to all exams.

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