Gastrointestinal

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

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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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