Title Gastrointestinal tract
Type Stage Two
Code HLS119
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of the gastrointestinal tract, be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • the physiology and biochemistry of digestion
  • the endocrine functions of the gut
  • the production and control of gastrointestinal hormones with examples of pathological conditions, such as peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic tumours
  • major pathological conditions of the gut, such as pyloric obstruction, malabsorption, pancreatitis, anaemia due to bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, malignant tumours, including carcinoid syndrome and neuroendocrine tumours
  • investigation of gut function, including gut hormones, investigation of malabsorption
  • the principles and practical problems in faecal analysis.

Technical and clinical skills

This module has no technical and clinical skills.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS1-1-20 Clinical Biochemistry [v1] View