Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
Why join the course?
IBS can be challenging to diagnosis and manage. This course is an update for those in healthcare whose work involves diagnosis and treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Improve your recognition of IBS
On this course you’ll learn about how IBS is diagnosed, and improve your recognition of the syndrome. You’ll learn more about clinical assessment of IBS and the most cost-effective use of diagnostics. We’ll also examine the the role of faecal calprotectin levels in diagnosing IBS.
Understand the variety of IBS treatments
Throughout the course we’ll review a range of new, old and borrowed treatments - from dietary to psychological therapies, and practical symptom-based pathways.
The course will look at dietary and lifestyle measures, and analyse how effective and/or practical dietary intervention is - with particular focus on the FODMAP diet. We’ll discuss knowing who to refer, and when to refer - and whether there are particular patient groups to focus on with new drugs.
Learn from experts in the field
This course has been created by BMJ and the lead educator is Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist, and editor of Frontline Gastroenterology.
BMJ Learning offers high-quality continuing medical education for doctors and other healthcare professionals. The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully online first publication. Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles that accelerate adoption of innovative and best practice in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. Gut, another journal from BMJ, is a leading international journal in gastroenterology and has an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, the liver, biliary tree and pancreas.
What topics will you cover?
The clinical approach to the person with functional disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The role of investigations in the person presenting with possible IBS to primary care, and the evidence and guidelines to support them
The Rome IV diagnostic criteria for IBS
The lifestyle management of IBS
The pharmacological and psychological management of IBS
Who is the course for?
This course has been created for people working in healthcare, to help them improve their professional development, and for those who have experience of IBS. A working knowledge of gastroenterology and IBS will be useful.
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