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Course Overview

You will be introduced to the human abdomen and its many complex structures through stimulating discussions on common surgical scenarios and current research. Each week, we will focus on a specific area of the abdomen; starting at the anterior abdominal wall and be able to detail the anatomy of numerous organs including the stomach and liver. Specialists will come together to compare and discuss contrasting surgical techniques. This will help you to apply your understanding of basic anatomy to common clinical scenarios and introduce you to research being undertaken at the University of Leeds.

  • The anterior abdominal wall and peritoneum
  • The posterior abdominal wall
  • Organs of the gastrointestinal tract

This course is for anyone that is interested in the human body and specifically the inner workings of the abdomen. We will assume a very basic level of anatomical knowledge.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Develop your understanding of the organs and digestive tracts of the abdomen.
  • Explore the muscles and nerves of the abdomen, and how these contribute to key body processes.
  • Investigate the complex functions of the peritoneum, the kidneys and suprarenal glands, and the autonomic nervous system.
  • Reflect on expert discussion of surgical treatments for abdominal issues, including hernias, sections of bowel and liver tumours.