Gut and Metabolism

Module 7
Gut and Metabolism

The Gut and How We Metabolise

Content Summary

Digestive system, liver, sugar metabolism

 

Syllabus

Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, enzymes
Embryology of the gut – gut as a tube
Liver and its functions
The enteric nervous system (belly brain) and control of digestion
Methods for organ location
Body spaces and membranes
Mucous membranes and immunity

What this module is about

The body compartments and developing skills and confidence in locating and understanding organs
The processes of digestion, the gut as tube
The importance of the liver to health