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University of Michigan

Anatomy: Gastrointestinal, Reproductive and Endocrine Systems

University of Michigan via edX

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This course will soon be retired. Last day to enroll is August 31, 2022 at 23:59 UTC.

In this anatomy course, part of the Anatomy XSeries, you’ll learn about the various digestive, endocrine, and reproductive organs, their functions, and pathways of nerves and blood vessels serving these organs. Clinical correlations and vignettes will be used to highlight the importance of these anatomical structures and their relationships. Images and videos from cadaveric and artistic materials will be used to illustrate these concepts.


Gastrointestinal System

  • Digestive Functions of the GIT
  • Types of Digestion
  • Oral Cavity
  • Pharynx & Divisions
  • Esophagus & Stomach
  • Duodenum & Accessory Organs
  • Large Intestine
  • Mesentaries & Omenta

Endocrine System

  • Overview of Endocrinology
  • Pineal and Pituitary Glands
  • Thyroid Structure, Location & Functions
  • Parathyroids
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Pancreatic Anatomy

Reproductive Anatomy & Functions

Taught by

John Stribley


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