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Module Description

AVAILABLE as self-study module with instructor support: 

Course Goals: Learn HOW to study and effectively review physiology of any organ system using the gastrointestinal system as an example. The instructors introduce the learner to principles of gastrointestinal physiology with the goal of providing structure to meaningful and long-lasting understanding in the context of clinical case problems. Case examples are used to demonstrate and provide practice in clinical problem-solving.  Although designed for early-year veterinary students, the approach encompasses recurring principles of gastrointestinal physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medicine.   Most recent in the bootcamp series of organ physiologies: cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and g.i..

Content: Short video presentations, content review questions, and instructor-learner and learner-learner interactions using message boards. Cases help the learner experience the clinical relevance of the physiology and pharmacology. 35 short videos totalling about 10 hours duration with 135 self-assessment questions with feedback from relevant videos.  Estimated effort during course: 15-20 hours.

Downloadable PDF Course Description

Fee: $20 for permanent access to learning resources.

Module Features

  • Introduction and Overview of G.I. Tract Function

  • Principles of G.I. Motility

  • Principles of G.I. Electrolyte Handling

  • G.I. Pharmacology Basics

  • Autonomic Physiology and Pharmacology (supplemental review)

  • 4 Case Studies with Video Explanations

  • Content includes 35 short videos totalling about 10 hours

  • 135 Self-review questions with Feedback from relevant segments of videos

Example Media

Introduction to G.I. Fluid and Electrolyte Physiology
Introduction to Vet School Bootcamps 2021-2022