This subject covers the essential elements of human gastrointestinal and reproductive system anatomy and physiology. Central to these systems is their regulation of function by the endocrine system. Topics covered include the anatomy, histology and physiology of the organs of the digestive system including the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and intestines; the male and female reproductive systems, ovarian and uterine cycles, pregnancy and fetal development; function of major endocrine organs.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
1. Identify and distinguish the major structures of the organs that comprise the human digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems.
2. Describe the general physiological mechanisms and processes underlying the function of these organ systems in healthy humans.
3. Relate the microscopic and gross structural features of these organs to their function.
4. Compare and contrast the physiology of these systems in health and disease
5. Integrate the anatomy and histology of the digestive system with the physiology of digestion, absorption and defecation.
6. Explain the integral role of the endocrine system in the regulation of reproductive function with particular regard to ovarian and uterine cycles and pregnancy.
7. Present scientific information using the correct style and format.
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