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  Badge, focuses on lower gastrointestinal disorders.   

Courses Include:

  1. Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhoea
  2. Constipation
  3. Dehydration
  4. OTC-Products – Domperidone
  5. OTC Products – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  6. OTC Products – Constipation
  7. OTC Products – Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
  8. Constipation Pharmacy Consultations
  9. Diarrhoea Pharmacy Consultations

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

Nausea, Vomiting and diarrhoea are common ailments that present at pharmacy frequently. In this module we will identify the major causes, the basis for treatment and how we can advise our patients in relation to managing these conditions. This should be viewed with modules on OTC medicines for nausea, vomiting & diarrhoea, Domperidone and dehydration.

Constipation occurs when the passage of faeces is less frequent than the person’s normal pattern. The faeces are hard and dry because the passage of food along the intestine is slowed. This means that too much water is absorbed from food in the large intestine, into the blood stream. The passing of faeces may be painful or difficult and this may lead to other problems such as haemorrhoids (piles).

This module focuses specifically on dehydration which is an important medical condition that is associated with many illnesses that present to pharmacy. Dehydration can be a very serious condition and in vulnerable patients, can be life threatening

This module focuses specifically on medicines that contain the active ingredient Domperidone . You should review this module in conjunction with the product information provided on specific medicines   that contain Domperidone.
Sales of Domperidone containing medicines are strictly regulated and subject to guidelines from the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

There are many Over The Counter (OTC) products available to treat Constipation. 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 available to Premium members only, who can complete the assessment and gain Certification. This module is part of our 'Gut Health Specialist' Badge


There are many Over The Counter (OTC) products available to manage the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 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 available to Premium members only, who 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 Constipation.  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.

The following course is presented as a number of Simulated Consultations, relating to a customer interaction with pharmacy staff relating to Diarrhoea.  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.