This is a Stream 1 module and is designed for doctors that have never successfully completed the Stream 1 module and do not hold this accreditation.
Successful completion of the module will actually lead to awarding of one accreditation:
If you have already successfully completed the Stream 1 module and you want to undertake continuing education, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Digestive System Update (Stream 2).
Please note: This module does not cover evaluation of the spleen or splenectomy. If you are interested in evaluation of the spleen and splenectomy you are advised to also enrol in the following module: Hematopoietic System and Hematopoietic System: Infectious Occupational Diseases (Stream 1).
This module covers the use of Chapter 10 of the Guides to evaluate permanent impairments of the digestive system. Such impairments may result from direct damage to the digestive system from trauma or may result from other indirect mechanisms such as symptoms or signs arising from the need by person to take certain medications which may affect the digestive system.
The module covers: