The digestive system consists of the gastrointestinal tracts and accessory organs of digestion; this includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and salivary glands. The digestive system is important for transporting food, breaking down food, taking up nutrients from food and moving out waste products from our body.
Anatomy of the digestive system
Physiology of the digestive system
Pathology of the digestive system
Common disorders of gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and salivary glands
Common treatments and medications
Health professionals involved
Important medical terminology (including Latin and Greek Root words)
Interpreters at all levels of knowledge of clinical medicine who are interested in gaining basic understanding of the digestive system
Interpreters who are preparing for the NAATI Certified Specialist Health Interpreter (CSHI) Test
Interpreters who are pursuing to become a healthcare interpreter.
Dr Bee Yen Ooi (MBBS)
Dr Bee Yen Ooi graduated with a MBBS from Peking University Health Science Centre in 2007 and has successfully passed Medical Qualifying Exams in China, Malaysia and Australia. Dr Bee Yen is a registered Medical Doctor with Ministry of Health, Malaysia since 2009 and is eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia. With more than 10 years of clinical experience she has a special interest in diagnostic radiology and teaching.
The anatomy of the digestive system
How the digestive system works
Common disorders involving the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and salivary glands
The names and utility of common investigations, medications and health professionals in relation to the digestive system
Easy ways to remember relevant medical terminology in the digestive system
Provide high quality and professional interpreting of complex and specialised spoken language from the health domain
Understand, remember and recall relevant medical terminology efficiently
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