School of Medicine - Year 1 MBChB Curriculum

GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM LECTURE BLOCK        Professor Barry Campbell

Lecture 12: "How the gut protects itself"


Objective: - To develop an understanding of:
  1. the defensive role of the mucosal barrier and the consequences for the gut when protection fails
  2. how the gastrointestinal epithelium responds when insult leads to injury
  3. how the gut detects and removes infectious agents
  4. the mechanisms to sense and remove any damaged/mutated cells
  5. the mechanisms and regulation of vomiting
  • Lecture handout (PDF)
  • Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
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