Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Year GEP 1 GEP/DGM: Digestion, Growth and Metabolism

Teaching Material for this Module


The DMG module brings together elements from the Alimentary and Endocrine systems; it also deals with aspects of biochemistry and Human Nutrition.

The Alimentary (gastrointestinal) system absorbs nutrients, primarily derived from digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Such nutrients are converted by biochemical processes (metabolism) to provide the energy, growth and repair requirements of the body. Hormones have a marked influence on such processes. Finally, waste products of metabolism, together with water and electrolytes, are excreted by the kidneys. 

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