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POM: Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 5: Liver & Biliary Tract

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and associated systems like the hepatobiliary system, and forms an important and integral part of the 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 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: 11 hours

This course on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems. 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 5th part of the course which deals with the disorders of the Liver and the biliary tract.

  • 1. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Liver Infections   FREE 26 min

    The module begins with a discussion of the various types of liver infections that we encounter in the gastroenterology department, such as the various types of hepatitis, introducing the pathology behind viral hepatitis, their aetiology, mode of transmission of the various variants, diagnosis, management, and complications of viral hepatitis. It then goes into detail on liver abscesses before concluding with a talk about HIV and the liver.

  • 2. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Hepatitis 63 min

    This module deals with the in depth discussion of different forms of Hepatitis with their epidemiology, clinical presentation, investigations, management and prevention. The module includes key paragraphs from the World Health Organization's (WHO) statement on the subject.

  • 3. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Liver Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension 45 min

    This module covers the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations, complications, and management of Cirrhosis of the Liver and Portal Hypertension, as well as their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations, complications, and management. The session concludes with a review of what happens when Portal Hypertension persists despite management efforts for a long time.

  • 7. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Drug Induced Liver Injury 27 min

    This module discusses the different patterns of hepatotoxicity. It will be covering up drug-induced Hepatocellular injury, Drug-induced cholestatic injury, Hepatic venous outflow obstruction, damage to hepatic sinusoids, risk factors in the development of drug-induced liver injury, diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury and management of drug-induced liver injury.

  • 10. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Vascular Liver Diseases - Venous Insufficiency 46 min

    This module covers Venous Insufficiency, the second among the three types of Vascular Liver Diseases. It expounds the diseases which are characterized by interference with venous drainage of the liver including Budd chiari syndrome, Congestive hepatopathy, Idiopathic sinusoidal dilatation and Peliosis hepatis, Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome and lastly, Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver.

  • 12. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Cholestatic Diseases 64 min

    This module digs into gall bladder illnesses, specifically those caused by Cholestasis. It focuses on the phenomenon of Cholestasis and the two forms in which the disease exhibits itself namely; Hereditary cholestatic diseases and Acquired cholestatic diseases.

  • 13. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Biliary Diseases 42 min

    This module on the disorders of the Biliary System emphasizes on the detailed discussion of the disease conditions which fall under Intrahepatic biliary disease, Extrahepatic biliary disease. The session concludes with a discussion on Cholangitis and its classification.

  • 14. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Cancer & Tumors in the Biliary System 33 min

    This being the last module of the Disorders of Liver and Biliary Tract, covers the most widespread and deadly disease globally: Cancer. It focuses on both benign gallbladder tumours and potentially malignant cancers of the biliary system including the Carcinoma of the gallbladder, Cholangiocarcinoma or Carcinoma of the bile duct and Carcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater

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 systems are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology.  In such situations, it is important for 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 Benefits

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 research 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.


C. Quiz questions are provided at the end of each module to help you test your knowledge and pique your interest in studying.

POM: Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 5: Liver & Biliary Tract
This course includes:

  14 Modules      

  14 Quizes          

   Certificate Of Completion

   Course Validity : 365 days

$17.48 $22.48