Gastroenterology

Understanding the Physiology of the Digestive System

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Understanding the Physiology of the Digestive System

Understanding the Physiology of the Digestive System
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Course Length:

  • 34 topics
  • 55 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

This learning program will introduce you to digestion, the process by which the digestive system breaks down food into usable substrates. The learning program starts where the process begins—in the mouth—and follows the path taken by food through the rest of the digestive system, including the pharynx and esophagus, the stomach, and the small and large intestines. Along the way, you will also learn about the accessory organs that aid digestion.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the intake and digestion of food in the upper GI tract.
  • Identify the roles of the accessory organs in digestion.
  • Describe the digestion and absorption of food in the intestines.
  • Describe the formation and expulsion of feces.
  • Recall the nerve systems of the GI tract.
  1. GETTING STARTED
    1. Sound Check
    2. Disclaimer
    3. Welcome
    4. Navigation Instructions
  2. STAYING FOCUSED
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning Objectives
  3. UPPER GI TRACT
    1. Overview
    2. The Mouth
      1. Ingestion
      2. Salivation
      3. Mastication
      4. Pop Quiz
    3. The Pharynx and Esophagus
      1. Deglutition
      2. Mucus Secretion
    4. Stomach
      1. Digestion
        1. Mechanical Digestion
        2. Chemical Digestion
      2. Nutrient Absorption
    5. Progress check
  4. ACCESSORY ORGANS
    1. Overview
    2. The Pancreas
      1. Secretion of the Pancreatic Juice
      2. Pop Quiz
    3. The Liver and Gallbladder
      1. Bile Production
      2. Nutrient Metabolism
    4. Progress Check
  5. THE INTESTINES
    1. Overview
    2. The Small Intestine
      1. Mechanical Digestion and Motility
      2. Intestinal Juice and Chemical digestion
      3. Nutrient Absorption
      4. Pop Quiz
    3. The Large Intestine
      1. Mechanical Digestion and Motility
      2. Bacterial digestion
      3. Absorption and Feces Formation
      4. Defecation
    4. Progress Check
  6. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. Summary
    2. Final assessment
  7. END OF PROGRAM
  8. GLOSSARY
  9. REFERENCES



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