GASTROINTESTINAL HISTORY AND PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW
This module will provide concepts relating to the physical assessment of a patient presenting gastrointestinal symptoms.
After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify and explain the different parts of a gastrointestinal history and physical exam
- Discuss in depth the taking of an oral history from the patient
- Explain in detail the four parts of the physical assessment
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