by James Pickering, PhD

Review abdominal anatomy with an expert!

Understanding abdominal anatomy and physiology is essential to understanding the human body as a whole. The abdomen contains all of the digestive organs as well as the liver, kidneys and gallbladder. In addition, many important blood vessels travel through the abdomen, including the aorta and the inferior vena cava. As a future or current health care professional, insight into this region of anatomy will be critical to your success.

Many conditions and disease affect the abdomen and its structures. Therefore, a firm grasp of abdominal anatomy is necessary to effectively diagnose and treat patients.Who better to review abdominal anatomy with, than an experienced expert?

Join Dr. James Pickering, an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of Leeds, UK, as he reviews abdominal anatomy via high yield lectures supported by interactive quizzes, topic reviews and mnemonics. Dr. Pickering is an innovative educator whose goal is to make the learning process effective and efficient.

This course will cover all of the following, essential concepts:

  • Dermatomes
  • Blood Supply
  • Nerve Supply
  • Inguinal Canal
  • Structures of the Stomach
  • Jejunum and Ileum
  • Caecum and Appendix
  • Liver: Peritoneal Relations
  • Gallbladder: Biliary Tree
  • Oesophageal, Gastric and Rectal Anastomoses
  • Kidneys: Renal Capsule

If you are interested in a dynamic approach to learning, start reviewing with Dr. Pickering today.

Course Details

  • Videos 84
  • Duration 4:59 h
  • Quiz questions 208
  • Articles 15


Your Educators of course Abdomen

 James Pickering, PhD

James Pickering, PhD

Dr. James Pickering did his Ph.D. at the University of Leeds where he currently works as Associate Professor in Anatomy. He has made various publications on the human anatomy, such as "Access Anatomy: Abdomen", and is heavily involved in the delivery of anatomy teaching to medical, dental and intercalating students.

He regularly uses various modern learning tools to a great extent and was therefore rewarded as "The Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2014" and "Learning Technologist of the Year 2014" by the Association of Learning Technologists. Additionally, he also received the "University of Leeds Teaching Award".

Amongst others, he currently researches contemporary methods of learning, e. g. the use of blended learning resources on student engagement and assessment, or the screencast as a method of consolidation as well as revision.

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Abdominal anatomy
By Masoh V. on 02. November 2017 for Kidneys and Suprarenal Glands: Conclusion

Good explanations, proper highlighting of important points, abundant compare, contrast and recall

Clear explanation with various diagrams
By Ivy H. on 28. October 2017 for Abdomen

Explanations are clear and even better than reading my anatomy textbooks.

Lumbar Nerves
By Astrocyte C. on 19. October 2017 for Somatic Nerves – Posterior Abdominal Wall

For the slide about the lumbar nerves, only subcostal (T12) is listed. It would be helpful to list other nerves, such as iliohypogastric (T?) and ilioinguinal (T?).

By Abby B. on 13. October 2017 for Dermatomes – Surface Anatomy of the Abdomen

I absolutely loved his teachings methods! Learning at it's finest for beginners!

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