12. Nutrition

To understand the nutritional principles underlying IBD

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12.1. Knows the role of nutrition as a therapy for active IBD

12.2. Knows the role of dietary intervention in the management of symptoms associated with active IBD

12.3. Understands the role of nutritional manipulation to treat non inflammatory symptoms of IBD

12.4. Knows the mechanisms of nutritional deficiency in IBD (including vitamin deficiency) and the role of nutritional support

12.5. Understands the circumstances when nutritional support should be provided by enteral or parenteral routes, the various methods of delivery and the complications associated with nutritional support

12.6. Understands the possible methods of maximising bowel preservation including appropriate medical therapy, endoscopic therapy and bowel preserving surgery


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