Digestive – SMD 553

Total Contact Hours:

34 hours

Course Director:

Nick A. Ritucci, Ph.D., Lecturer, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, and College of Science and Mathematics

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to introduce the common acute and chronic disease states of the gastrointestinal system, their pathophysiologic bases (including genetic and environmental factors), and what are current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.


Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

 

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

1.
Institutional Objectives

2.
Learning Goals

3.
Assessment
Activities (graded)

4.
Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5.
Teaching and Learning Activities

K1

C3

Identify the anatomic and physiologic features of ingestion and motility to include peristalsis, mixing and defecation.  Identify the key anatomic and physiologic features of digestion in the mouth, stomach and small intestines, to include accessory organ secretions.  Identify the key anatomic and physiologic features of absorption in the stomach, small and large intestines.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

Online Physiology Quiz

Q&A session with ARS

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

C3

Given a case vignette of a patient with a possible malabsorption condition, identify probable pathogenic mechanisms and how they relate to clinical presentation.

Given a case vignette of a patient with a possible nutritional deficiency, clarify pathologic mechanisms, outcomes if untreated, evidence-based approaches to treatment.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

Q&A session with ARS

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

 

K1

C3

Given a case vignette of a patient with possible gastroesophageal reflux and/or peptic ulcer disease, identify the pathophysiologic mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and treatment options.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

Q&A session with ARS

Pharm Practice Questions (notepack)

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1, K2, K3

Given a case vignette of a patient with obesity, clarify the causes of obesity and impact on health care, select evidence-based options for interventions to reduce obesity in this individual and for the general population.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

Case Discussions

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1, K2, K3

Given a case vignette of a patient who may require either enteral or parenteral nutrition, clarify the risks, benefits, and indications for each approach, and identify key ethical dilemmas that confound nutritional support decisions.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

 

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

C3

Given a case vignette of a patient with GI tract infection, clarify diagnostic approaches, including history and physical exam findings, to identify likely pathogen, select maximally effective antibiotic if indicated. 

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

GI case review with ARS

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

C3

Given a case vignette of a patient with one of the following GI tract conditions, identify risk factors, diagnostic approaches to achieve a reasonable differential, and treatment approaches: malformations, motor dysfunction, esophagitis, Barret esophagus, esophageal varices, neoplasms.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

Q&A session with ARS

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with one or more of the following hepatic conditions, identify key pathogenic mechanisms, diagnostic considerations, and treatment approaches: cirrhosis, portal hypertension, hepatic failure, cholestasis, hepatitis, metabolic disorders, intrahepatic biliary tract disease, circulatory disorders, neoplasms.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

TBL  GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

 

K1

Applying knowledge of the embryonic development of the pancreas, identify key pathogenic features and prevention, diagnostic, treatment approaches for the following: congenital lesions, pancreatitis (acute & chronic), cysts, pseudocysts, neoplasms (endocrine and exocrine).

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

 

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

 

K1

C3

Given a case vignette of a patient with one of the following conditions, clarify pathogenic mechanisms, diagnostic, prevention, and treatment approaches: congenital abnormalities, gallstones, cholecystitis (acute & chronic, neoplastic and non-neoplastic tumors.

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

Case Discussions

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

 

K1

C3

Given a case vignette of a patient with diarrhea or constipation, identify likely causes based upon history, exam, laboratory findings, and select effective treatment approach (including when to use an antibiotic and/or anti-diarrheal or cathartic).

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

Case Discussions

Pharm Practice Questions (notepack)

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

 

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with an inflammatory bowel disease, identify the key pathogenic, laboratory and other diagnostic approaches, treatment approaches along with side and adverse effects, prognostic indicators. 

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Exam

TBL peer feedback at end of Term 2

 

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures