Abdomen 2

Course Code :2016GENGE1
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:0
Study load (hours):280
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Yves Jacquemyn
Stefan De Wachter
Sven Francque
Guy Hubens
Wiebren Tjalma
Ludo Mahieu
Mireille Van Goethem
Patrick Van Reempts
Peter Van Dam
Bettina Blaumeiser
Alexandra Vermandel
Marc Peeters
Manon Huizing
Gilbert Donders
Gunter De Win
Niels Komen
Kristine Claeys

3. Course contents *


The part gynaecology/ Obstetrics is lectured in English. Both an english ( for Erasmus students) and a dutch ( for standard UA students)handbook are available.The course is based on the following clinical situations:

- common pregnancy complications ;

- hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, tromboembolic complications in


- fetal diagnosis with ultrasound

- the use of ultrasound in clinical gynecology and obstetrics

- miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy

- therapeutic abortions

- normal labour and delivery

- common complications during labour and delivery

- intercurrent diseases in pregnancy

- the normal and complicated puerperium

- reproductive medicine including infertility and contraception

- gynecological infections including sexually transmitted diseases

- menstrual disorders in the adolescent and fertile period

- benign and malignant gynecological tumors

- palpable abdominal tumors

- abdominal pain

- urinary and anal incontinence

- climacteric and postmenopausal problems

The original definition “urology is the science of the normal kidneys and urinary tracts and the occurring disorders and treatment” doesn’t cover anymore completely the practice of urologists.
The internal aspects concerning kidney tissue have been studied in kidney diseases (module kidney 2). They will hardly be discussed in this module.
On the other hand many pathologies of the male reproductive organs belong to the urology. Male sexuality has been taught in the week sexuality and reproduction in the 3rd year of bachelor degree.
The purpose of the module urinary tracts is to discuss the most frequent urinary disorders, their diagnose and therapy as stated in the expected learning outcomes. It’s not a ‘course for urologists’. It’s not aimed towards completeness. The preference goes to clinical data with immediate value in the practice of first line healthcare. There is enough literature for students who want to go deeper into certain aspects. Where necessary we will be going into data of recent scientific developments.  
Symptoms and diseases concerning urinary organs, and first line consultations with complaints concerning urinary tracts are frequent. Some urological treatments, such as catheterization, are practiced daily by medics and paramedics. The urological share in many parts of medicine is significant.     
Urology is traditionally a surgical speciality. Although surgery has an important place in therapy, re-education, pharmacological therapy, instrumental derivation etc., have gained in importance. Nevertheless urological surgery is very varied and often very inventive. Also this aspect will be approached in this module. 
During this module also the skills “intimate research by men” with IOM’s are practiced.

Digestive organs:

Following topics will be discussed:
·         Oesophageal-stomach & small intestinal histology/pathology
·         Medical imaging GI system techniques
·         Oesophageal-stomach imaging
·         Oesophageal surgery
·         Oesophageal & stomach tumours
·         Stomach surgery
·         Clinical-pathological conference of the oesophagus-stomach 
·         Colon histology/pathology
·         Colon imaging
·         Chronic inflammable intestinal affections therapy
·         Chronic inflammable intestinal affections surgery
·         Diverticulitis
·         Small and large intestinal tumours
·         Colorectal cancer epidemiology and prevention
·         Digestive bleedings
·         Surgery intestinal tumours
·         Clinical-pathological conference intestines
·         Rectum surgery
·         Stoma-issues
·         Pelvic floor surgery 
·         Liver/gallbladder histology
·         Gallbladder – biliary tree/pancreas imaging
·         Liver imaging
·         Gallbladder and biliary tree tumours
·         Gallbladder and biliary tree surgery
·         Clinical-pathological conference of the gallbladder
·         Hereditary liver disorders
·         Immunological liver disorders
·         Liver tumours
·         Liver surgery
·         Pancreatic histology/pathology
·         Pancreatic tumours
·         Pancreatic surgery 
Clinical line:
·         Digestive organ system affections semiology and propaedeutics
·         Patient discussions
·         Skills and communication
·         Internship