Course: MD 556 - Nutrition, Metabolism, and Gastrointestinal Systems

This course utilizes both an organ- and disease-based focus to organize studies in nutrition and metabolism, the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems, and liver and biliary tree function. It is designed to integrate cell metabolism, normal and pathologic anatomy, pharmacology, physiology, pathophysiology, and the physical examination and related interviewing, diagnostic testing, and imaging. Understanding the metabolic and pathophysiologic consequences of public health problems including alcoholism, obesity and diabetes reinforce concepts learned. Learning is facilitated through faculty lectures, computer based tutorials, assigned readings, small group case discussions and workshops for problem solving and skills development. Clinical correlations reinforce the lessons of the community preceptorships. (8 credit hours)


Course Administration

Lee-Anna H. Burgess

Course Director

Lee-Anna Burgess
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine