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Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

23 Reviews 425 students interested
Found in Biology
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $34 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • 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.

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Taught by

James Pickering

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
3.3 Based on 23 reviews

  • 5 stars 22%
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  • 3 stars 17%
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Mary B
2.0 3 years ago
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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Perce-neige P
2.0 2 years ago
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
1.0 a year ago
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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Anonymous
2.0 11 months ago
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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Jaimee W
3.0 9 months ago
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
5.0 3 weeks ago
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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Anonymous
4.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course gave a good visual presentation of the position of the organs in the abdomen (what I had expected and wanted). The discussion of bowel cancer was of some interest, but as I recall, had not been part of the introduction to the course.
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Anonymous
3.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a fascinating course which is quite short compared to others I’ve done. It has a very good way of introducing topics and letting you do the research online. However there was little input from the tutors which could be improved
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Anonymous
2.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very basic trip around the anatomy. what there is is presented very well but I was expecting a little more depth. It's all very well knowing where the various organs are but was hoping to also find out how they function and interact.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
My first MOOC venture. As a retired person I took the course to see how much I could recall from my university time many years ago. Thoroughly enjoyable, even paced, appropriate for the level. Very glad I stumbled into it.
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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great overview of GI tract, images and videos were really helpful, clear and easy to follow, definitely recommend to colleagues
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