Learn the components of the full gastrointestinal system with each of their roles, how food is digested and nutrients are absorbed and the pathologies that can affect the GI system.
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1. Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Be aware of the structure of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Understand the foregut, midgut, hindgut classifications and their boundaries
  • Understand the basic anatomy of the gut, including the mesenteries and omenta
  • Understand the concept of peritoneal and retroperitoneal
  • Understand the embryological development of the gut and how it relates to its function

2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Foregut

  • Be aware of the boundaries of the foregut
  • Understand the embryological development of the foregut
  • Understand the organs associated with the foregut
  • Be aware of the nerve innervations and blood supply to the foregut and how this relates to pain and where it is felt

3. Anatomy and Physiology of the Midgut

  • Understand the anatomy and components of the midgut
  • Understand abdominal X-rays as an investigation modalities
  • Understand the differences between the small and large intestines

4. Anatomy and Physiology of the Hindgut

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5. Upper Gastrointestinal Pathology

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6. Hepatic, Biliary and Pancreatic Pathology

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7. Intestinal Pathology

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8. Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Pathology

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9. Gastrointestinal Malignancy

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10. Gastroenteritis and Enterocolitis

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11. Gastrointestinal Emergencies

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