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Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Eating Breakfast
Draft proposed by Dr CH Ng
Reviewed by Dr Joanna Tung

Essential Skills

Domain 1 Professional Values & Behaviour

Domain 2 Communication

Domain 4 Patient Management

Additional desirable skills are listed in each proposal. These recommended skills are to be acquired as opportunity arises

Basic Training


Knowledge of breast milk, infant formulae and enteral and parenteral nutritional products

Common causes of malabsorption and malnutrition and their consequences (e.g. iron, zinc and vitamin deficiencies)

Nutritional requirements for healthy and sick children

Principles and methods of dietary supplementation

Enteral and parenteral nutrition – their indications and complications


Simple constipation and identifies red flags

Gastro-oesophageal reflux

Early management of gastro-oesophageal reflux Reflux oesophagitis

Diarrhoea and vomiting

Management of acute and chronic diarrhea, vomiting and identifies red flags

Management of dehydration

Gastrointestinal bleeding

Upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding – common causes and early management

Liver disease

Neonatal and childhood jaundice, hepatitis and acute liver failure - different causes and complications

Paracetamol poisoning

Abdominal pain

Acute abdominal pain

Chronic abdominal pain

Abdominal distention,

Acute intestinal obstruction and the acute surgical abdomen

Higher Training


Short bowel syndrome or gut failure – Multidisciplinary management


Severe constipation – management

Psychosocial aspect of chronic constipation

Gastro-oesophageal reflux


Surgical management – indication and referral

Inflammatory bowel disease

Ulcerative colitis

Crohn’s disease

Other inflammatory bowel disease and acute colitis

Liver & pancreatic diseases

Fatty liver, particularly non-alcohol related fatty liver

Coeliac disease

Wilson’s disease

Chronic liver disease/chronic liver failure

Chronic hepatitis B carriage and chronic hepatitis



Desirable Skill

Insertion of feeding tube

Gastrostomy tube care

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