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Basic Science and Anatomy

This module focuses on the fundamental genetics, histology and anatomy of the rectum and
reviews the risk factors associated with the development for rectal cancer.

Published May 12th 2020

Basic Science and Anatomy
0 CME Points

Learning objectives

  • Embryology: comprehend the relevant embryological steps that are essential in the formation of the rectum
  • Histology: Describe the layers and function of the rectum
  • Anatomy: Recognise the relevant surgical anatomy of the rectum
  • Risk factors: Categorise the risk factors for rectal cancer
  • Genetics: Describe the mode of inheritance, pathophysiology and clinical features of the main identifiable colorectal cancer syndromes