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POM: Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 4: Colon & Rectum

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and associated systems like the hepatobiliary system, and form an important and integral part of practice of medicine. It is imperative for a medical student to be well acquainted with the diseases of the gastrointestinal system primarily because this system practically forms the basis of life as it links the internal world of the body to the external world through the food, water, drugs etc that are taken in from the external world and assimilated and utilized to maintain every single cell of the internal world.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 7 hours

This course on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. The subjects of gastroenterology as well as hepatology are vast and complex, even when considered individually. This course provides the learners comprehensible content on each and every part of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, its disorders, their presenting complaints, clinical assessment, diagnosis etc with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply. This course is divided into multiple parts corresponding to the different parts of the system. This is the 4th part of the course which deals with the disorders of the colon and small rectum.

  • 1. Disorders of the Colon & Rectum: Crohn’s Disease - Part 1   FREE 54 min

    This module initiates the discussion on disorders of the colon and rectum that are encountered frequently in the department of gastroenterology, with the most common inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn’s Disease. This part of the module includes the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, pathology and clinical presentation of Crohn’s Disease discussed in detail.

  • 4. Disorders of the Colon & Rectum: Polyps & Polyposis Syndromes 52 min

    This module deals with the Polyps and Polyposis Syndromes. Classifications of colorectal polyps, Neoplastic colorectal Polyps, Neoplastic polyposis syndromes, Non neoplastic colorectal polyps, Non neoplastic colorectal polyposis syndromes and Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome are explained thoroughly with emphasis upon the aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management for each of them.

  • 5. Disorders of the Colon and Rectum: Defecation Disorders 50 min

    This module delves deep into the features of various Defecation Disorders including Constipation, Melanosis coli, Faecal impaction, Megacolon and Ogilvie’s syndrome or Acute Colonic Pseudo Obstruction. They have been discussed in detail, describing their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management.

  • 6. Disorders of Colon and Rectum: Anorectal Problems 42 min

    This module talks about some of common Anorectal Problems including – Faecal Incontinence, Anal Fissure and Fistula In Ano. It entails detailed discussion on the definitions, aetiopathogenesis, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and management of all these diseases.

  • 7. Disorders of Colon and Rectum: Haemorrhoids 25 min

    This module deals with another important anorectal disease - Haemorrhoids. Internal and External Haemorrhoids are explained thoroughly with emphasis upon their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, investigations and management.

  • 8. Disorders of Colon & Rectum: Diverticulosis 26 min

    This module talks about another important ailment of the colon and rectum – Diverticulosis. Classification, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of diverticulosis are included.

  • 9. Disorders of Colon & Rectum: Colorectal Cancer 36 min

    The last module in this part deals with Colorectal Cancer, where its global epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and investigations, management & prognosis, and prevention and screening are discussed in detail.

Dr. Rashi

Dr. Rashi

Dr. Rashi Prakash is a passionate homeopath, an avid blogger and writer. She has been keenly interes ...Read More

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral holds an MD in Materia Medica from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra, an ...Read More


a. Diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system.

b. Patients often neglect or find themselves delaying reporting gastrointestinal issues, often taking them as manageable. Therefore it is important to understand diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system so that the learner may be able to grasp these diseases as well as their complications.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit:

A. The course deals with the most important gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of gastroenterology diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

POM: Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 4: Colon & Rectum
This course includes:

  9 Modules      

  9 Quizes          

   Certificate Of Completion

   Course Validity : 365 days

$12.48 $17.48