his module introduces students to the structure, function, development of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. The students study the pathways of protein metabolism & pathological changes in intestinal & hepatic diseases as well as the infectious microorganisms and parasites involved in the gastrointestinal diseases and drugs used to treat different diseases. Students are also introduced to clinical skills that assist them to develop the ability of focused history taking based on common diseases related to gastrointestinal tract, abdominal examination in clinical skill lab. The students learn how to calculate the caloric intake, the metabolic rate, body mass index and how to formulate health dietary plans.. The students also learn some subjects of nutrition as categories of nutrients, and diet and health. They also study professional development and quality of life issues.
Prerequisites: FABL201, LOCO202, COHD 203, HEMA204