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Adult Gastro-Intestinal Diseases: Luminal Diseases (ICMM935/943)

Module Co-ordinators:

Professor Parveen Kumar,

Professor David Rampton,

Dr Debra Marcos,

Dr Alicia Green,

In this module you will study:

  • Upper GI Diseases
  • Mechanisms of GI cancer, Environmental and genetic bases. Molecular and cellular development of cancer. Principles of screening and identifying GI cancer. Medical and surgical treatment of GI cancers
  • Upper GI disorders and its treatment. Oesophageal Gastric Cancer
  • Causes, clinical presentation and treatment of different GI bleeding situations
  • Aetiopathogenesis of Barrett’s oesophagus  and role of Endoscopy for diagnosis and follow-up. Treatment and management of reflux
  • Different methods of Diagnosis the Upper GI tract (special consideration of Endoscopy)
  • Small Bowel and malabsorption.
  • Genetics and Molecular basis of Colorectal Cancer
  • Principles and practicalities of screening of Colon cancer
  • Approach to treatment of Colorectal Cancer
  • Approach to patients with colonic diseases and most common clinical presentations
  • Understanding of current and developing treatments for different colonic diseases
  • Recognition of most common surgical colonic emergencies and management
  • Diagnosis and management of different polyposis syndromes
  • Undertake self-directed learning and prepare specific aspects of colonic diseases
  • Exposition to research methods and recent developments using scientific papers

One examination lasting 1 hour. This module exam is worth 60% of the mark for the module, with the remaining 40% constituted by coursework, which will be set at the start of the module. The coursework assignment [essay] will have a maximum of 2000 words, or an oral presentation or a poster presentation to the examiner.

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