Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

Online Course

Future Learn
Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

What is the course about?

Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
The course Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen is an online class provided by University of Leeds through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Discover the human abdomen as you explore its key features, how it works, and learn about common gastrointestinal problems.

Course description
  • Learn how the abdomen works and get to grips with basic anatomical terminology
  • 2 weeks
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  • You’ll look at the features of the anterior (front) abdominal wall and the composition of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • You’ll study common problems that can occur in the tract and hear from an abdominal surgeon about the work he does to treat them.
  • You’ll also explore how the ‘abs’ are considered in relation to health and beauty as you consider how the abdomen is looked at in the media.
  • The positions of organs within the abdomen
  • Common anatomical terminology relating to organs and their position relative to each other
  • The anterior abdominal wall: how ‘abs’ are considered in relation to health and beauty
  • The structure of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Common gastrointestinal problems and the work done to treat or cure them
  • 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.
  • This course is designed for students at school or college interested in studying science or medicine at university.
  • This course provides a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and will help students decide if the study of science and medicine is for them.
  • University of Leeds
  • As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Prerequisites & Facts

Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

Course Topic

Biology and Biotechnology, Healthcare & Medicine, Science, Engineering & Maths

University, College, Institution

University of Leeds

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

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Topic: Biology and Biotechnology, Healthcare & Medicine, Science, Engineering & Maths