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  • ACP: The process of discussion between patients affected by terminal and life limiting illness, their family members and health professionals, about treatment options and future plans for care especially in the event that they should lose mental capacity. ACP provides patients with an opportunity to make their wishes known in advance, particularly about treatments that they do not wish to receive, and where they would prefer to be cared for in the last days of life. ACP may involve informal discussions, or may be documented, but should be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes in individual perspectives and circumstances.


Title/link Description
RLO: The Anatomy of the liver Introduction to the external and internal anatomy of the liver.
RLO: The Liver and Drug Metabolism An examination of the role of the liver in metabolising drugs.
RLO: The Understanding First Pass Metabolism Description of the first pass metabolism of orally-administered drugs in the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

Books and Journals

Farmer R. and Lawrenson R.(2002). Epidemiology in public health. Blackwell Publishing, 5th edition.
Silman A. J. (2002). Epidemiological Studies: A practical guide (2nd edn). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Willocks L., Crampin A., Milne L., Seng C., Susman M., Gair R., Moulsdale M., Shafi S., Wall R., Wiggins R., Lightfoot N. (1998) A large outbreak of cryptosporidiosis associated with a public water supply from a deep chalk borehole. . Outbreak Investigation Team Commun Dis Public Health. Dec;1(4):239-43.

Physiology of the Liver - Print summary

This RLO looks the physiology of the liver.

Learning outcomes

By completing this resource you will have learned how:

  1. The liver metabolises both beneficial and harmful substances
  2. The liver plays an important role as a storage facility

Learning outcomes

By completing this resource you will be able to describe how:

  1. The liver metabolises both beneficial and harmful substances
  2. The liver plays an important role as a storage facility

This resource was developed by:

RLO author: Dr Viv Rolfe

Mentor: Heather Wharrad

Developers: Viv Rolfe, Fred Riley

HTML5 redevelopment: Liz Hilton

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