School of Dentistry - Year 1 BDS Curriculum

Module 3: GORD        Professor Barry Campbell

Plenary: "An Overview of Digestion"


Objective: - To develop an understanding of:
  1. the function of the main regions of the gastrointestinal tract and associated secretory organs
  2. the cellular origin, composition and function of gastric juice
  3. the cellular mechanisms and regulation of gastric acid secretion
  4. how we can control excess acid secretion
  5. the role of the Helicobacter pylori in inflammation, ulceration and cancer of the stomach.
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  • Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
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