OM 1007: Gastrointestinal System I

Class Program
Credits 3

The Gastrointestinal (GI) System Course is an intensive multidisciplinary 4 weeks course, designed to provide requisite knowledge necessary to understand the normal structure and function of the entire GI and hepatobiliary system. The entire course will provide the students with an in-depth knowledge of normal structure and function of GI tract and hepatobiliary system; regulation of mechanical and chemical digestive processes of the GI tract and the accessory organs of digestion; the nervous and hormonal mechanisms regulating control of secretion in the digestive organs; absorption and elimination of food. Students will then be able to describe the mechanisms contributing to absorption of nutrients into the body and apply their basic medical science knowledge to clinical problem-solving. This GI Course addresses three of the seven core competencies of the osteopathic profession (medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism).