Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Paediatrics - On Demand

About the event

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

Written by:

Dr Rupert Hinds

Dr Rupert Hinds is a consultant paediatric gastroenterologist and head of gastroenterology at Monash Children’s Hospital. He manages children and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems and his clinical interests include nutrition, hepatology and inflammatory bowel disease.

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This course was developed in:

October 2019

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Course Information:

On completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Explain the prevalence, and signs and symptoms, of common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), such as colic, constipation and regurgitation in infants.
  • Differentiate between FGIDs and more serious underlying conditions, such as cows’ milk allergy and lactose intolerance, and identify when to refer.
  • Evaluate the available evidence for and against a nutritional approach for the management of FGIDs.
  • Provide practical advice and guidance on the management of FGIDs, including when it is appropriate to recommend tailored nutrition infant formula for formula-fed infants.


Pharmacists must achieve an 83% pass mark in order to complete the course.

One learning package must be purchased for each individual to complete the course.

This course has been accredited by PSNZ ENHANCE for 1 hour of Group 2 learning and pharmacists may allocate 2 Group TWO points on successful completion of the learning activity, evidenced by receipt of the Nutricia Certificate of achievement.

Pre-reading is not assessed. Allocate Group 1 points based on one point per hour.

Competence Standards: O1.2, O1.4, O3.2 and O3.3.

Non Member Registration

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Cancellation more than seven days before the webinar:

A full refund is available. This amount may be refunded, or transferred to another course or another person.

Cancellation between two and seven days before the webinar:

A 50% refund is available. This amount may be refunded, or transferred to another course or another person.

Cancellation the day before, the day of, or after the webinar:

No refund available.

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