School of Medicine - Year 1 MBChB Curriculum

GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM LECTURE BLOCK        Professor Barry Campbell

Lecture 7: "Our gut reaction to food"


Objective: - To develop an understanding of:
  1. control of swallowing and the lower oesophageal sphincter.
  2. gastric motility in response to a meal
  3. the cellular origin, composition and function of gastric juice
  4. Cellular mechanisms of gastric secretion (e.g. acid from gastric parietal cells, role of the proton pump)
  5. the regulation (and phases) of gastric acid secretion in response to ingestion of a meal
  6. how we can control excess acid secretion
  7. the role of the Helicobacter pylori in gastric disease.
  • Lecture handout (PDF)
  • Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
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