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Demand on your CARE: Bowel changes in older adults


About This Course

Welcome to ELDER008

Bowel Changes in Older Adults

This course is part of a MOOC series of the “Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care” funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

This course is open to health and social care professional or anyone who are interested to this subject in committing their effort in helping seniors to cope with bowel changes. Taking this course will help you understand the bowel changes in older adults, assessments and management of constipation; and non-pharmacological and pharmacological intervention in preventing treating constipation.


There is no entry requirement.

Introduction to the Course

We are delighted that you have enrolled in this course! The course opens on 28 February, 2021 and will run through identical issues till end of 2022. Let us go through the “Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care” in understanding the bowel changes in older adults by studying a real life story. The suggested strategies and practical tips learnt in this course can be incorporated into daily life with the goals on healthy bowel movement and how we can manage constipation in long-term care settings.

This course is divided into 5 chapters. In addition, there will be quizzes. We estimate that you will need to spend no more than 5 contact hours on average to complete the course. It is in self-paced mode. You can study anytime and anywhere you want. We suggest you could study in a weekly basis for each chapter at your own schedule. Before you start, here is some helpful information for successful completion of this course.

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After study all the chapters, there will be an assessment consists of 20 quizzes. To facilitate your learning process, assessment are allowed to have multiple attempts. While answering the questions, you are free to refer back to the teaching videos for answers. After completion of this course, certification of attendance or certification with 5 CNE points (Nurse only) will be awarded. Please refer to the information ‘How to get certificate’ for details.

What you will learn

  • Common bowel changes in older adults
  • Constipation problem among older adults
  • Assessment of constipation
  • Non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions to prevent constipation
  • Management of constipation in long term care settings

How to get a certificate

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Course Staff

Prof. Jean Woo

Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Dr. Christopher Lum

Geriatric Medicine, Consultant, Medical and Geriatrics Department, Shatin Hospital

Dr. Noble Law

Consultant, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Ms. Maggie Wong

Nursing Officer, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Ms. Cecilia Tong

Registered dietitian, Research associate, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Mr. Ricky Lau

Registered Physiotherapist, Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Professional Consultant (honorary)

CUHK Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine

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