Gastroenterology OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Medical Science Course on Gastroenterology by MIT

Published Jan 15, 2009

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'Gastroenterology,' an OpenCourseWare offered by MIT, utilizes currently available data to investigate and study the anatomical, physiological and biological aspects of diseases of the digestive system. Undergraduate students interested in attending medical school. and students enrolled in health-related degree programs, such as the Master of Science in Health Science, will find the information in this graduate-level course useful.

Gastroenterology: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
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Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Gastroenterology: Course Description

This free course is presented by instructors Dr. Martin C. Carey, Dr Daniel C. Chung. Dr. Raymond T. Chung and Dr. Jonathan N. Glickman of the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT. The course takes a detailed look at the anatomy of organ systems, such as the pancreas, liver and biliary tract. Students will also study the pathology of diseases of the esophagus and stomach, GI tract imaging and the physiology and biochemistry of the liver. Diseases studied throughout the course include pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome and liver disease. Course readings are drawn from a wide variety of medical journals and other scholarly texts. Students will also will develop an understanding of many fundamental concepts and clinical approaches to gastroenterology. Students who complete this course will possess the necessary knowledge for making proper diagnosis and treatment decisions.

The course materials feature lecture notes, guidelines for laboratory assignments and exams that are available in downloadable PDF files, as well as a recommended reading list. If you are interested in this course, visit the gastroenterology course page.

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