Gastrointestinal & Endocrine
Course Director: Bruce Silverstein
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1
This lecture course provides a comprehensive overview of the gastrointestinal (including the liver) and endocrine systems. Understanding these systems is key to understanding human health and disease for the practice of general dentistry. Students explore relevant anatomy, histology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. They learn how energy metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and diabetes fit into these systems.
The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
1. Describe the normal physiologic functions of the major endocrine and gastrointestinal organs.
2. Describe the hormonal feedback mechanisms of the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems that result in normal function.
3. Relate altered hormonal feedback mechanisms to disease processes in the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.
4. Describe the pathologic processes that lead to disease in the endocrine and gastrointestinal organ systems.
5. Describe the etiology of the major diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, and the endocrine system.
6. Describe the clinical manifestations of the major diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, and the endocrine system and their oral components.
7. Relate knowledge of the cellular structures of the tissues and organs to their normal function in the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.
UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-03, C-10, C-11, C-17, C-18, C-26, C-28, C-31, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06
Date last updated: 2023-03-20