Information Package / Course Catalogue
Digestive Physiology
Course Code: VFZ502
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 6
Objectives of the Course

To investigate that comparative study of the digestive tract in different animal species and functional mechanisms of the digestion, the general properties of gastrointestinal function, differences of the food intake and factors which affect food intake, digestion and absorption in the stomach and intestine

Course Content

General features of gastrointestinal function, food intake, contractions in gastrointestinal tract, the secretory function of the digestive tract, digestion and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Muharrem BALKAYA
Learning Outcomes
1.To have knowledge about comparative examination of the digestive tract in different animal species and the processing of the digestion
2.To know general properties of gastrointestinal function
3.To learn differences and factors affecting food intake
4.To have knowledge about digestion in stomach and intestine
5.To learn absorption physiology
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Development of digestion in newborn
Week 1 - Practice
Examination of food intake in carnivore
Week 2 - Theoretical
Carnivore, herbivore and omnivore animals
Week 2 - Practice
Examination of food intake in herbivore
Week 3 - Theoretical
Nutrition of food into mouth
Week 3 - Practice
Examination of food intake in omnivore
Week 4 - Theoretical
Appetite, thirst and hunger
Week 4 - Practice
Examination of pH in secretions of the digestive tract
Week 5 - Theoretical
Chewing, the composition of saliva
Week 5 - Practice
Protein digestion
Week 6 - Theoretical
Digestion in mouth
Week 6 - Practice
Digestion of carbohydrates
Week 7 - Theoretical
Digestion in stomach
Week 7 - Practice
Digestion of fats
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm
Week 8 - Practice
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
Contractions of small intestine
Week 9 - Practice
Recording of the contractions of small intestine
Week 10 - Theoretical
Intestine secretions
Week 10 - Practice
Effects of different iones on motility
Week 11 - Theoretical
The secretion of bile
Week 11 - Practice
Effects of different drugs on motility
Week 12 - Theoretical
Çeşitli hormonların motiliteye etkileri
Week 12 - Practice
Effects of hormones on motility
Week 13 - Theoretical
Digestion in large intestine
Week 13 - Practice
Recording of the contractions of large intestine
Week 14 - Theoretical
Defecation
Week 14 - Practice
In-situ investigation of gastrointestinal tract
Week 15 - Theoretical
Absorption of small intestine
Week 15 - Practice
Examination of feces
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%38
Final Examination1%60
Quiz4%1
Term Assignment1%1
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142256
Lecture - Practice141242
Assignment42112
Quiz42112
Midterm Examination112113
Final Examination114115
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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