TYPE: Elective module
CREDITS:
COORDINATOR: María Martell, PhD - personal profile

The aim of this module is to know and understand the immunopathological basis of gastrointestinal diseases, the pathophysiology of the most relevant liver diseases and its complications, as well as to identify the biological markers and the current diagnostic methods and the approaches and research lines used to find solutions.

CONTENTS

SECTION I: LIVER DISEASES

  1. The liver and chronic liver damage
  2. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  3. Viral hepatitis
  4. Hepatitis B
  5. Liver tumors: hepatocellular carcinoma
  6. Complications of liver cirrhosis
  7. Animal models in liver diseases and experimental research lines

SECTION II: DIGESTIVE DISEASES

  1. Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
  2. Design of methodological strategies for identifying pathophysiological mechanisms in gastrointestinal diseases
  3. Diseases of the esophagus
  4. New advances in the pathophysiology of abdominal distension
  5. Inflammatory bowel disease
  6. H. pylori infection and related diseases
  7. Microscopic colitis
  8. Intestinal barrier dysfunction in digestive diseases

PROFESSORS

Anna Accarino Garaventa, MD PhD – aaccarino@vhebron.net
Specialist physician in Digestive Departament. HUVH.
Researcher in Physiology and Pathophysiology of Digestive Tract Research Group. VHIR.

Carmen Alonso Cotoner, MD PhD – carmen.alonso@vhir.org
Specialist physician in Digestive Departament. HUVH.
Principal Investigator in Physiology and Pathophysiology of Digestive Tract Research Group. VHIR.

Josep Quer Sivila, PhD - josep.quer@vhir.org
Principal Investigator in Liver Diseases Research Group. VHIR.

María Martell Pérez-Alcalde, PhD – maria.martell@vhir.org
Principal Investigator in Liver Diseases Research Group. VHIR.