GMS 6479 Medical Gastrointestinal Physiology

  • Course Number: 6479
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Format: This online course is tailored for asynchronous distance learners.
  • Course Syllabus: Download

Course Description

 Medical Gastrointestinal Physiology (GMS6479) teaches the functions of the digestive/gastrointestinal system of human body at a level required for clinical medicine and basic research in medical physiology. The course covers normal physiology, as well as selected diseases. Concepts are taught using a combination of lectures, functional genomics research assignments, and online problem sets. The research assignments are designed to help the student understand the integration of gastrointestinal physiology with genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and cellular physiology as a basis for a better understanding of human disease. The ultimate goal is for students to develop an understanding of the integrated functions of the normal body and “problem solving” and “critical thinking” skills in evaluating clinical situations. Each recorded lecture lasts between 20 and 30 min. 

Course Goals

 Physiology is the science of how the body functions, and is the basis for understanding modern clinical medicine and the biomedical sciences. This course will provide: 1) a foundation understanding of the basic functions of the gastrointestinal systems; 2) integration of individual facts in order to understand how organ systems work independently and inter-dependently in the body.