This course will help you identify the positions of organs within the abdomen and will introduce you to common anatomical terminology. You will look at the anterior (front) abdominal wall, exploring how the ‘abs’ are considered in relation to health and beauty. You’ll then move on to look at the composition of the gastrointestinal tract. Focusing on common problems that can occur in this tract, you’ll hear from an abdominal surgeon about the work he does to treat and cure such problems.
Get in touch with your abs
- Locating the organs of the abdomen
- Anatomical terminology
- The abdominal wall
Ready to digest something new?
- From top to bottom
Treating gastrointestinal problems
This course has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study and help students to decide which subject to study at university.
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Identify where the organs of the abdomen are located.
- Identify key anatomical terminology by referring to the glossary.
- Explore the basic features and muscles of the anterior abdominal wall.
- Discuss the diverse range of functions carried out by the anterior abdominal wall musculature.
- Research and discuss how the abdomen is referred to in the media.
- Discuss your learning regarding the basic position and function of the gastrointestinal tract, from the oesophagus to the rectum.
- Identify the position of the gastrointestinal tract and relate it to neighbouring organs.
- Explore common gastrointestinal problems and how they are treated.
- Research and discuss facts about the gastrointestinal tract.