Disorders of the 'Gut' or  Gastro Intestinal Tract commonly present in the pharmacy setting. In the majority of cases short term conditions can be managed with many over the counter preparations. The starting point is to have an understanding of the anatomy and functions of the GIT and this module will provide the basis for your learning. This initial Badge, focuses on upper gastrointestinal disorders.   

Courses Include: 

  1. The Gastrointestinal Tract
  2. Indigestion and Heartburn
  3. Heartburn Pharmacy Consultations
  4. Proton Pump Inhibitors
  5. OTC Products – Indigestion and Heartburn

Students completing these courses will be awarded the 4Front Upper GI  Badge.

Disorders of the 'Gut' or  Gastro Intestinal Tract commonly present in the pharmacy setting. In the majority of cases short term conditions can be managed with many over the counter preparations. The starting point is to have an understanding of the anatomy and functions of the GIT and this module will provide the basis for your learning..'

Indigestion is very common and most people have it from time to time. The stomach produces acid which helps to digest food. Sometimes the stomach produces too much acid. This course builds on the course on the Gastro-Intestinal Tract and the product category course Proton Pump Inhibitors...

This module focuses specifically on medicines that contain a class of medicines call proton pump inhibitors. You should review this module in conjunction with the product information provided on specific medicines that contain these active ingredients in the relevant patient information leaflets and the lesson on OTC products for Indigestion and heartburn

There are many Over The Counter (OTC) products available to treat indigestion and heartburn. A selection is provided in this lesson, but it is by no means exhaustive and over time more products and presentations may be added. 4Front Pharmacy Online does not recommended or endorse any products and any omission is coincidental. This course is viewable to all users, but Premium member can complete the assessment and gain Certification. This module is part of our 'Gut Health Specialist' Badge.

The following course is presented as a number of Simulated Consultations, relating to a customer interaction with pharmacy staff relating to Indigestion & Heartburn.  Course participants should review each consultation as instructed and use the STEPS® Consultation Video Review Form provided to take any notes.
It should be noted that none of the consultations purport to be ‘perfect’ and should be reviewed in the context of a live interaction and used to discuss among your colleagues using the STEPS® Consultation framework as your guide.