After studying the information provided and upon completion of the module the learner will be able to:

·      Discuss the changes that occur in the gastrointestinal tract as aging occurs.

·      Describe chronic conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.

·      Describe the processes responsible for diarrhea and constipation.

·      Discuss the importance of hydration and nutrition in the elderly population.

·      Define fecal impaction and fecal incontinence.

·      Discuss common cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.


Course Curriculum

  Introduction
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