Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 12th Edition (Shier)

Chapter 15: Digestive System and Nutrition

Learning Outcomes

15.1 Introduction
1: Describe the general functions of the digestive system.
2: Name the major organs of the digestive system.

15.2 General Characteristics of the Alimentary Canal
3: Describe the structure of the wall of the alimentary canal.
4: Explain how the contents of the alimentary canal are mixed and moved.

15.3 Mouth
5: Describe the functions of the structures associated with the mouth.
6: Describe how different types of teeth are adapted for different functions, and list the parts of a tooth.

15.4 - 15.10 Salivary Glands - Large Intestine
7: Locate each of the digestive organs and glands; then describe the general function of each.
8: Identify the function of enzyme secreted by the digestive organs.
9: Describe how digestive secretions are regulated.
10: Describe the mechanisms of swallowing and defecating.
11: Explain how the products of digestion are absorbed.

15.11 Nutrition and Nutrients
12: List the major sources of dietary carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
13: Describe how cells utilize carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
14: Identify the functions of each fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamin.
15: Identify the functions of each major mineral and trace element.
16: Describe an adequate diet.

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