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Online Course

Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate $39 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

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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. Focussing 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.

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Taught by

James Pickering

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen Based on 41 reviews

  • 5 stars 46%
  • 4 stars 22%
  • 3 stars 15%
  • 2 stars 10%
  • 1 stars 7%

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Mary B
by Mary completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Expected much more, learned nothing. A very, very basic and superficial course that is appropriate only for someone who knows absolutely nothing about anatomy.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was very good,an extremely good speaker made it very interesting.Very disappointed in myself for not getting full marks,I had understood everything he said just made the wrong choice on the test
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
To quote "Mac" in John Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday, " I would of gone about it different." (Except my grammar which hopefully would be better!) First, the chronological structure of the course: If I have successfully finished a section and I log out, then when I log back in, I want the program to take...
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Perce-neige P
by Perce-neige completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Interesting because the videos explain very well (around 40 min of videos in this course), but this course is too basic and too short. Only the basic digestive and organs functions. Some basic things about the digestive surgery, but the digestion process is not explained. There's no interaction with the educators that don't answer the forum questions or correct the students mistake. There's a few search activity and quiz, but it's short, but the course is mainly the videos. It took me less than an hour to complete everything with the searches included. Good for beginners or people who are not able to know where is their stomach or their spleen, at least, after completing this course, they will be able to place all the organs in the correct order.
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Beverley W
Beverley completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Pages difficult to navigate. No clear buttons for submit, previous, next.

Audio video dull, video with transcript would have been engaging and much better.

No way of doing the end quiz to check for understanding unless payment for course was made.

Other MOOCs I have done had a quiz for each section, computer marked instantly THEN if the course is of value and a certificate is wanted , payment can be made.

Select an audited free course, a computer generated progress chart is a great feature.

UTAS have free courses on understanding and preventing dementia AND a free certificate to download and print. An enhanced certificate for $50 is worth having with details of everything covered, if the knowledge is applicable to further studies.
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Sophie D
Sophie completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is not an elaborate course but it covers pretty much all the basics. It's a great start for people who don't really know anything. It's very well explained and it is very visual, you always get to see a human itself for the anatomy terms or a 'puppet' for the internal organs.

The only this I disliked is that we had to research a topic, but they didn't give us any guidelines to do so. When you're searching on Google it's hard to find trustworthy papers, so some recommandations would have been great. Maybe they could also integrate extra readings on the topics.
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Ekaterina M
by Ekaterina completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Hellow,

I have sucsessfuly finished this wonderfull course. It was a good i troductiory to anatomy of abdonem for a new learner . It was given in clear and understundable English wich I as a foreigner enjoied very much. Not compicated, not complex, with all nessesry explanations at hand on the course web site. I can recomend ito future doctors as well as to leanguadge scientists fro m my country.

Many thanks .

Ekaterina
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course will teach you the locations of your digestive organs, their roles in the system, the progress of your food through the system and some of the pathology connected to the system.

A useful taster course for anyone, layperson or professional, interested in physiology.

Very ably and entertainingly presented by people who “know their subject”.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This is definitely a basic course but that is exactly what I expected for the 4 hours duration.

The research options were useful to expand my knowledge beyond the direct course material and were not at all arduous.

The course was easy to navigate & understand.

I particularly enjoyed the last section with the surgeon & pathologist.

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Am not a person of much words but I must say the course was resourceful. I learned a lot, my interest was picked and it opened my mind to things about the stomach. Learning from other students and instructors made me feel an already a doctor meaning it was very clear. It was a wonderful experience that I can recommend anyone to try
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I found the course an excellent introduction to abdomen anatomy. The course objectives were clearly stated and the introductory video was a great way to ease into the subject. All the covered topics were well explained and demonstrated. I learnt a lot and had fun doing it. Thank you to the University of Leeds :-).
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Valerie S
Valerie completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
A concise course which was fun to do. It is a good introduction to the abdomen with clear explanations for people who are beginners to anatomy which is what I needed. It also focussed in detail on the identification and removal of cancer of the colon which I found very interesting as bowel cancer is a common problem.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was presented clearly with a "live" model, diagrams, videos and teaching to help understand the complexity of our organs and their functions. It was useful to also test our knowledge on what e have learnt (to keep us on our toes!)

A very enjoyable short course that did what it said it would do.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Course is good and informative. But after completing all the steps of the course, they say that I have completed 83% steps and have got 100% marks. Even after paying the fees for upgrading, I get no information about the certificate. Is it the case with all the courses given by future learn?
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is excellent for learning about the basics of the abdomen. Actually, it says what it contains on the tin! Having some knowledge meant that, although I learned some new terminology, I already knew much of the content. Nevertheless, for beginners, I think it is worthwhile.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
From a less than basic understanding of the placement of the abdominal components, this course has helped greatly in not only understanding the placement, but also the function and what happens when things go wrong and how they are dealt with. It's a very worthwhile short course.
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Jaimee W
Jaimee completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course is short and sweet. I would recommend it for those that want an introduction to abdominal anatomy, but it will be too simple for those that are already knowledgeable in this topic. I found some of the resources very useful for teaching this content in Biology lessons.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I agree that this course gives the basic details of anatomy, however it was delivered with such knowledge and clarity that it helped me consolidate previous knowledge. The lecturers clearly understand their subject and seemed highly capable at making the topic accessible. Thank you
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Haniya B
Haniya completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
It was awesome to study thix course

Thank you so much for giving me opportunity to do study online. I was much excited to do this. I will apply my learning in my life next. It was a beautiful platform for the ones who want to study online.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This was an excellent course which was well presented by the tutor and the discussions with the surgeon and pathologist was very enlightening. The course was very easy to understand and furthered my knowledge about the organs in my abdomen.
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