Study Programmes 2016-2017
Diseases of the digestive tract and food allergies/intolerances. Pediatric and adult aspects
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in biomedicine (120 ECTS)4
Lecturer :
Jean Delwaide, Masendu Kalenga, Edouard Louis
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
Nutritional aspects in neonatology Part 1: general concepts

  • Scope the course and neonatal specificities
  • Preparation to birth of the digestive tract
Part 2: Enteral feeding of the normal term newborn

  • Importance of nutrition during early life and nutritional needs of the term newborn
  • Breastfeeding
Part 3: Selected pathologies of the digestive tract in newborn

  • Developmental abnormalities affecting enteral feeding
  • Cystic fibrosis in the neonatal period
Additional information: overview on parenteral nutrition in neonatology
Course on irritable bowel syndrome and nutrition.
Course on pathophysiology of cirrhosis.
Course on epidemiology, pathophysiology and natural history of inflammatory bowel diseases and celiac disease.
Course on food allergy.
Course on pathophysiology of chronic pancreatitis.
Course on pathophysiology of bariatric surgery and its complications.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
The course allows the knowledge of:
  • Fundamentals in normal and abnormal development of the digestive tract
  • Principles of neonatal nutrition in normal et pathologic conditions
  • Basic physiopathology and treatment of current diseases of the digestive tract in the newborn infant
Knowledge on pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome, of cirrhosis, of inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease, of food allergy, of chronic pancreatitis, of bariatric surgery.
Knowledge on natural history of irritable bowel syndrome, of cirrhosis, of inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease, of food allergy, of chronic pancreatitis, of bariatric surgery.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Anatomy and physiology of gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Ex cathedra course.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Recommended or required readings :
Slideshows available for students
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral exam with open questions on the topics of the ex cathedra course and the corresponding slide show. For more information:
Work placement(s) :
No work placements foreseen
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Jean Delwaide
Edouard Louis
Masendu Kalenga
Items online :
Physiopathology of diseases of digestive tube and nutrition in neonatology
  • Elements of normal and pathologic development of digestive tube
  • Neonatal nutrition in normal and pathologic conditions
  • physiopathology and treatment of some diseases of the intestinal tract in newborns
pathophysiology and immunogenetics of inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease
Course on pathophysiology and epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease