Lesson 5 Pathologies of the Digestive Tract and Homeostasis

Lesson Objectives:  Students will explain how specific pathologies of the digestive tract interfere with normal functioning of digestion.  Students will discuss lifestyle behaviours that can lead to these pathologies.


1.  Upload the smartboard presentation by clicking here.

2.  Click on Medline Plus Health Topics to research the six pathologies of the digestive tract.  You can use your textbook as well for assistance.

3.  Click on Canada Health Care  and on Canadian Digestive Health Foundation to see if the pathology is covered under our health care or if the pathology is something you will have to pay for. 

Click on the diagram below to go to an EXCELLENT interactive website that shows how the entire digestive system works in unison.