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This module will provide concepts relating to the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the major components of the gastrointestinal system
  • Identify in detail how each component functions within the system
  • Describe the functions of the accessory organs of the digestive system
  • Identify the major hormones of the digestive system


Hazinski, Mary Fran. (1999). Manual of Pediatric Critical Care. Boston: Mosby. (Chapters 3, 10)

Urden, L.D., Stacy, K.M., & Lough, M.E. (2006). Thelans’ Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management. (5th ed). Boston: Mosby. (Chapters 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 31, 32, 33 )

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