PATH30200 GI/GU Illness
Academic Year 2021/2022
This module outlines the pathological entities affecting the gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and genitourinary tracts. Emphasis is placed on the clinical presentation, pathogenesis and behaviour of these diseases. We would like to remind students that there is an expectancy of full attendance for the scheduled lectures and tutorials.
On successful completion of the GI/GU module, students should have improved their skills in 3 core areas:
1) Biomedical Knowledge:
Students should be able to:
A) Describe the inflammatory conditions involving the oesophagus and stomach. Outline the pathogenesis and morphology of peptic ulcer disease. Describe its complications.
B) List the causes of malabsorption and describe the associated clinicopathological features.
C) Describe the infectious conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract.
D) Outline the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. Describe the macroscopic and microscopic features of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and list their complications.
E) Understand what is meant by the term ‘acute abdomen’. List the common causes of an acute abdomen and outline the pathogenesis of these causes.
F) Describe the presentation and pathogenesis of gastrointestinal motility disorders.
G) Discuss the benign and malignant neoplasms affecting the gastrointestinal tract including risk factors, presentation, morphological features and prognostic features. Illustrate the adenoma-carcinoma sequence.
H) Describe the clinicopathological features of acute and chronic liver disease and the features that distinguish the two. Outline the effects of alcohol on the liver.
I) Classify the causes of cirrhosis.
J) Discuss the epidemiology, clinical features, complications and methods involved in the diagnosis of the hepatitis viruses.
K) Discuss the non viral causes of liver disease and their complications.
L) Outline the aetiology, pathogenesis and complications of gallstones.
M) List the causes of acute and chronic pancreatitis. Describe the pathogenesis, clinical features and complications of both.
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