03594 - Gastroenterology (LZ-A)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows:

- the pathophysiology, the epidemiological relevance, the clinical course, the investigation techniques and the therapeutic notions related to the main esophageal, gastric, biliopancreatic, intestinal and hepatic disease;

- the main causes, the methods of presentation, the diagnostic methods, the prognosis and the various therapeutic measures of digestive hemorrhages, of which it is able to hypothesize the location on the basis of the clinic and its presentation;

- the pathophysiology, the clinical symptoms, the investigation techniques and the notions of therapy of malabsorption syndromes;

- the clinical symptomatology, the investigation techniques and the notions of therapy of bowel and liver tumors.

Course contents

Liver diseases

• Acute liver failure

• Viral hepatitis

• Alcohol-related liver disease

• Steatosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

• Autoimmune liver disease

• Accumulation liver disease

• Drug induced liver injury

• Liver cirrhosis

• Liver neoplasms

Diseases of the biliary tract and pancreas

• Jaundice and cholestasis. Chronic cholestatic diseases

• Cholelithiasis

• Neoplasms of the biliary tract

• Acute pancreatitis

• Chronic pancreatitis

• Neoplasms and preneoplastic lesions of the pancreas

Diseases of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum

• Motor disorders of the esophagus

• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (including Barrett's esophagus)

• Neoplasms of the esophagus

• HP infection and related diseases

• Chronic gastritis and gastropathy from drugs

• Stomach cancer and precancerous lesions

Gastrointestinal functional pathologies

• Functional dyspepsia

• Irritable bowel syndrome

• Chronic constipation

Diarrheas, malabsorptions and colon pathologies

• Diarrhea

• Celiac disease

• Diverticular disease

• Colorectal neoplasm

Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

• Crohn's disease

• Ulcerative colitis

• Microscopic colitis

Digestive hemorrhages


Manuale dell'apparato digerente. Edizione 2022-2025

Coordinamento Nazionale Docenti di Gastroenterologia (UNIGASTRO)


Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

Oral Examination

Teaching tools

Teacher slides

Office hours

See the website of Francesco Azzaroli