GNE-411 Endocrine, Nutrition and Gastroenterology

13 Credit Hours

Endocrinology within this block covers the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, and pathological aspects of main endocrine glands like the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and pancreas. It also deals with the primary care health, prevention and management of the common endocrinology disorders, including diabetes and thyroid disease. The gastroenterology part of this block explores perspectives of diet and nutrition as an important foundation for patient care. Students will learn basic scientific principles of medical nutrition, including digestive physiology, the energy balance of the body, and the role of various micronutrients in the diet. The gastroenterology part of this block is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of the physiology, pathology, pathophysiology of gastrointestinal tract diseases as well as their diagnosis and treatment. This includes diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, liver and biliary tract.