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Class of 2023
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Session Title:
Lower Gut Tutorial
Teaching Hours:
Teaching and Learning MethodsTotal Scheduled Hours = 1
Tutorial = 1
critical judgment, problem-solving skills, clinical reasoning, clinical critical thinking

Teaching and Learning Methods
Tutorial 1 hour(s)

Learning Objectives
Blueprint ID Learning Objectives
8688 Appraise a dietary history and appraise if fibre intake and activity are adequate
8689 Create a management plan and determine whether investigations for a serious cause are indicated
8690 Appraise a bowel diary, diet/physical activity history
8691 Classify secondary causes of constipation
8692 Distinguish whether carcinoma of the rectum or colon is the cause of constipation
8693 Conduct a history pertaining to red flags: abdominal pain, blood or mucous, ribbon like stools, urgency, tenesmus and weight loss
8694 Conduct a physical examination including evidence of anemia, rectal prolapse and rectal exam
8695 List and interpret clinical, laboratory and radiologic findings
8696 Select those in need of stool for occult blood, colonoscopy or diagnostic imaging
8697 Create a management plan for issues of the lower gut
8698 Select patients in need of specialized care for the lower gut
8699 Interpret symptoms and decide whether further investigations for a serious cause are indicated
8700 Identify clinical features that help to distinguish functional from organic causes
8701 Evaluate the social and psychological effects
8702 List and interpret clinical, laboratory and radiologic findings
8703 Create a management plan including diet and education
8704 Identify children that require special management

Linked Course Goal(s) to Session
Blueprint ID Course Goals
7427 Identify the ongoing supports needed by patients with chronic disease
Linked Program Competencies
To This Course Goal:
me-4 me-5 cm-2 cm-4 cm-5 cm-6 co-1 co-2 co-3 co-4 ha-1 ha-2 ha-3
7443 Develop a patient care plan in cooperation with other health care providers
Linked Program Competencies
To This Course Goal:
cm-4 cm-5 co-1 co-2 co-3 co-4
7452 Identify available health care resources in the investigation, treatment and ongoing management of the patient
Linked Program Competencies
To This Course Goal:
me-4 me-5 co-2 ld-2 ld-3 ha-3
9893 Identify and diagnose key clinical problems
Linked Program Competencies
To This Course Goal:
me-1 me-2 me-3 me-4 me-5 me-6
Linked Program Competencies To Course Goal(s)
me-4 Medical Expert
Develop a differential diagnosis and key clinical problem list following assessment of a patient.
me-5 Medical Expert
Develop a management plan for key clinical problems following assessment of a patient.
cm-2 Communicator
Collect and synthesize accurate and relevant information, incorporating perspectives from patients and their families, colleagues and other health care professionals.
cm-4 Communicator
Develop a shared plan of care with patients, their families, and other health care professionals.
cm-5 Communicator
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication of information associated with a medical encounter.
cm-6 Communicator
Discuss effective strategies for communicating with third parties other than health care professionals.
co-1 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective collaboration skills within the health care system.
co-2 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective consultation with other health care professionals to provide care for individuals, communities, and populations.
co-3 Collaborator
Demonstrate respect for health care team members without bias (e.g., bias related to gender, ethnicity, cultural background or health care role).
co-4 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective strategies to promote understanding, manage differences and resolve conflicts through negotiation and collaboration.
ha-1 Health Advocate
Identify the important determinants of health, risk factors for illness, interaction between the population and their physical, biological and social environment, and personal attributes.
ha-2 Health Advocate
Identify public policies and trends that affect health locally, nationally, and globally, and barriers to access for populations, including persons with disabilities, the underserved and the marginalized.
ha-3 Health Advocate
Assess and respond to issues in the Canadian health care system and advocate for patients at all levels.
ld-2 Leader
Apply evidence and management processes to effectively allocate health care resources.
ld-3 Leader
Describe the roles and responsibilities of physicians and governing bodies in the development and support of the health care system.
me-1 Medical Expert
Perform a complete and accurate patient-centred history appropriate to the patient’s presentation.
me-2 Medical Expert
Perform a complete and accurate physical examination appropriate to the patient’s presentation.
me-3 Medical Expert
Formulate an initial plan of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures relevant to the patient’s presentation.
me-6 Medical Expert
Apply knowledge of the clinical, socio-behavioural, and fundamental biomedical sciences relevant to a clinical problem.

Linked MCC Medical Expert Objectives