School of Dentistry - Year 1 BDS Curriculum
Module 2: Indigestion Professor Barry Campbell
Plenary: "An Overview of Digestion"
Objective: - To develop an understanding of:
the function of the main regions of the gastrointestinal tract and associated secretory organs
the cellular origin, composition and function of gastric juice
the cellular mechanisms and regulation of gastric acid secretion
how we can control excess acid secretion
the role of the Helicobacter pylori in inflammation, ulceration and cancer of the stomach.
The autonomic nervous system
Digesting your diet
Physiology of Acid secretion & Drugs used in acid suppression
Proton pump inhibitors
Nobel prize for medicine 2005 -
Contents include….discovery, mechanisms of infection and inflammation.