OM 2009: Gastrointestinal System II

Class Program
Credits 4

The course covers the gastrointestinal system, including the hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems.  The course involves a review of normal anatomical and physiologic principles and processes. Pathology, pharmacology and clinicopathological correlations are linked to demonstrate how pathophysiology of the GI tract manifests itself in clinical situations.  

The course is divided into upper GI (from the oral cavity to the stomach), hepatobiliary and pancreas, and lower GI (from small bowel to the anus).  Material that has been previously covered is integrated into clinical applications and used to build the clinical framework needed to be a competent osteopathic physician.  

Emphasis is placed on understanding pathology and clinicopathological correlations and the ability to use basic principles in the management of gastrointestinal disorders.   Clinical discussions and lectures focus on disease states the students will encounter throughout their careers.


Successful completion of all Year 1 coursework