General Surgery Change in Bowel Habit

This micro skills course will cover the surgical principles associated with a change in bowel habit including definitions, aetiology, assessment and investigation.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Surgeons of England

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Explain what is meant by €˜change in bowel habit€™ and be aware of the relevant terminology
  3. List the causes of a change in bowel habit
  4. Take a focussed history and appropriately examine a patient presenting with a change in bowel habit (diarrhoea/constipation)
  5. Describe how to investigate change in bowel habit

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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