03594 - Gastroenterology

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Dietistic (cod. 8470)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will know digestive diseases and the related nutritional management strategies.

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 di Gastroenterologia - Dietisti

Coordinamento Nazionale Docenti di Gastroenterologia (UNIGASTRO)

Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Teacher slides

Office hours

See the website of Francesco Azzaroli