COURSE DESCRIPTION


D.M. Gastroenterology or Doctor of Medicine in Gastroenterology is a Doctoral Gastroenterology course. Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine in which the digestive system and its various types of disorders are studied on a large scale. Regarding the course students should acquire an overall knowledge in Gastroenterology from standard textbooks, monographs and peer reviewed journals dealing with Gastroenterology, Herpetology, Pancreatology and related Basic Sciences and Epidemiology. D.M. in Gastroenterology is three years duration course but it may be more or less depending on institute to institute.


D.M. Gastroenterology Eligibility

  • Applicants should possess M.D. (Medicine) degree for applying for this course.

D.M. Gastroenterology Course Suitability

  • Candidates those who have good communication and inter-personal skills can go for this course as profession of Doctor is fully friendly social dealing.
  • Those who are good at Biology and have keen interest in understanding human biological system in details; also want to become a specialist in this field are most suits for this course.
  • Other necessary skills are like excellent communication, interpersonal, computer, research, teaching, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work long hours.

How is D.M. Gastroenterology Course Beneficial?

  • This degree course provides the candidates conducive environment in explaining management and prognosis, providing counselling and giving health education messages to patients, families and communities, etc.
  • As this course facilitates learning of medical/nursing students, practicing physicians, para-medical health workers and other providers as a teacher-trainer. So they have wide bright job scopes.
  • They can also go for teaching fields both in schools and colleges/universities.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY


Applicants should possess M.D. (Medicine) degree for applying for this course.
  • D.M. Gastroenterology Syllabus

    Syllabus of Gastroenterology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study

    (A)

    Basic Sciences

    1

    Immune system of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and its importance in various GI disorders

    2

    Molecular biology in relation to GIT

    3

    Genetic diseases of the GIT and the liver

    4

    Gene therapy

    5

    GI tumours and tumour biology

    6

    Gastrointestinal hormones in health and diseases

    7

    Embryology of the gut, liver, pancreas and congenital anomalies

    (B)

    Miscellaneous

    1

    Upper and lower gastro-intestinal bleeding

    2

    Gastrointestinal tuberculosis

    3

    HIV and the GIT, hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems

    4

    GIT and liver in systemic diseases

    5

    Cutaneous manifestations of GI diseases

    6

    Vascular diseases of the GIT

    7

    Gastrointestinal side effects of drugs especially NSAIDs

    8

    Gastro-intestinal symptoms physiology and interpretation

    (C)

    Esophagus

    1

    Basic anatomy, histology and physiology

    2

    Congenital anomalies

    3

    Motility of the esophagus and motor disorders

    4

    Mechanism of deglutition and dysphasia

    5

    Approach to a patient with dysphasia

    6

    Gastro-esophageal reflux disease

    7

    Tumours of the esophagus

    8

    Esophageal webs, membranes and diverticulum

    9

    Management of benign and malignant esophageal strictures

    10

    Esophagus and systemic diseases

    11

    Infectious diseases of the esophagus

    12

    Foreign bodies in the esophagus and stomach

    13

    Esophageal perforation

    14

    Drug induced esophagitis

    (D)

    Stomach

    1

    Anatomy, histology, functions

    2

    Physiology of acid and bicarbonate secretion in health and diseases

    3

    Defence mechanisms against acid and pepsin

    4

    Gastroduodenal motor function in health and diseases

    5

    Gastritis (nonspecific and specific)

    6

    Helicobacter pylori infection

    7

    Peptic ulcer

    8

    Dyspepsia

    9

    Stress and stomach

    10

    Gastric hypersecretory states including Zollinger Ellison syndrome

    11

    Ulcer complications and their management

    12

    Surgery for peptic ulcer

    13

    Post gastrectomy complication

    14

    Bezoars

    15

    Tumours of the stomach

    16

    Diverticuli and hernia of the stomach

    (E)

    Small Intestine

    1

    Anatomy, blood supply, histology

    2

    Motility of the small intestine

    3

    Congenital anomalies

    4

    Normal absorption of the nutrients

    5

    Intestinal electrolyte absorption and secretion

    6

    Malabsorption syndromes Pathophysiology, manifestations and approach

    7

    Celiac sprue

    8

    Infection related diseases

    9

    Small intestinal ulcers

    10

    Short bowel syndrome and intestinal transplantation.

    11

    Eosinophilic gastroenteritis

    12

    Food allergies

    13

    Intestinal obstruction and pseudo-obstruction

    14

    Short bowel syndrome

    15

    Acute appendicitis

    16

    Malrotation of the gut

    17

    Bezoars

    18

    Management of diarrhoea

    19

    GI lymphomas

    20

    Small intestinal tumours

    21

    Small intestinal transplantation

    (F)

    Colon

    1

    Basic anatomy blood supply, histology and functions

    2

    Motility of the colon and disorders of motility

    3

    Congenital anomalies

    4

    Megacolon

    5

    Constipation

    6

    Colonic pseudo-obstruction

    7

    Fecal incontinence

    8

    Antibiotic associated diarrhoea

    9

    Inflammatory bowel disease

    10

    Diverticular disease of the colon

    11

    Radiation entero-colitis

    12

    Colonic polyps and polyposis syndromes

    13

    Malignant diseases of the colon

    14

    Other inflammatory diseases of colon including

    15

    Hemorrhoids

    16

    Diseases of the anorectum

    (G)

    Pancreas

    1

    Anatomy, physiology, blood supply, developmental anomalies

    2

    Physiology of the pancreatic secretion

    3

    Pancreatic function tests

    4

    Acute pancreatitis

    5

    Recurrent acute pancreatitis

    6

    Chronic pancreatitis

    7

    Malignancies of the pancreas(Exocrine and endocrine)

    8

    Cystic fibrosis and other childhood disorders of the pancreas

    9

    Hereditary pancreatitis

    10

    Pancreatic transplantation

    (H)

    Biliary Tree

    1

    Anatomy, Physiology

    2

    Physiology of bile formation and excretion

    3

    Enterohepatic circulation

    4

    Bilirubin metabolism

    5

    Approach to a patients with jaundice

    6

    Gallstones, its complications, and management

    7

    Acute acalculous cholecystitis

    8

    Miscellaneous disorders of the gallbladder

    9

    Acute cholangitis

    10

    Benign biliary structure

    11

    Benign and malignant neoplasms of the biliary sy

    12

    Endoscopic management of biliary obstruction

    13

    Motility and dysmotility of the biliary system and sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

    14

    Congenital diseases of the biliary systems

    (I)

    Liver

    1

    Anatomy, physiology, blood supply

    2

    Functions of the liver

    3

    Microcirculation of liver

    4

    Liver function tests

    5

    Portal hypertension

    6

    Acute viral hepatitis

    7

    Chronic hepatitis

    8

    Fulminant hepatic failure

    9

    Subacute hepatic failure

    10

    Cirrhosis of liver

    11

    Ascites

    12

    Hepatorenal syndrome

    13

    Autoimmune liver disease

    14

    Metabolic liver disease

    15

    Sclerosing cholangitis- primary and secondary

    16

    Primary biliary cirrhosis

    17

    Hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction

    18

    Fibrocystic diseases of the liver

    19

    Wilson’s disease

    20

    Hemochromatosis

    21

    Liver in porphyria

    22

    Hepatic tumors

    23

    Infections of the liver

    24

    Liver in pregnancy

    25

    Liver in congestive heart failure

    26

    Liver biopsy

    27

    Liver transplantation and artificial liver support

    (J)

    Peritorium and Retroperitoneum

    1

    Ascites

    2

    Chronic peritonitis

    3

    Budd-Chiari syndrome

    4

    Malignant ascites

    5

    Diseases of the retroperitoneum

    (K)

    Nutrition

    1

    Normal nutritional requirements

    2

    Assessment of nutritional status

    3

    Protein energy malnutrition

    4

    Manifestations and management of nutritional deficiency and excess

    5

    Nutritional support in various GI disorders (malabsorption, acute and chronic pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease)

    (L)

    Vascular Diseases of the GI Tract

    1

    GI Radiology

    2

    GI Pathology

    3

    Endoscopic Training

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