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Gastrointestinal (GI)

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Emily Swindle

Module overview

This module will introduce students to the key elements of the gastrointestinal system from development through to clinical pathophysiology. The module will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the normal GI system and investigate the common mechanisms of disease and appropriate treatments.

Doctors work in shift patterns and rotas throughout much of their working lives and to prepare you for such working once you graduate, throughout your programme you will be expected to undertake placements in the evenings and at weekends. This will not be an onerous requirement and will be negotiated well in advance so that students with carers’ requirements will be able to ensure appropriate arrangements are in place for cover. At later stages in your programme, particularly during the Assistantship module, you will be expected to undertake some night working, again in order to prepare you for your future working life.

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