Development of the Abdominopelvic Region
Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

by Peter Ward, PhD

Beginning at the trilaminar embryo stage and following the development of the abdomen and pelvis, along with the organs therein, this course introduces you to the expansion and rotations of the foregut, midgut, and hindgut, along with other associated organs of the digestive, immune, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Clinical conditions and various anomalies will be presented as and when they relate to development.

You will soon know be able to describe how rotation, expansion, and migration create the distinctive regions of foregut, midgut, and hindgut. Furthermore, you will be given insights into how endodermic expansions create the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen.

Peter Ward, Ph.D. will show you how the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, testes, and ovaries form and link with specific ducts to create the internal male and female urogenital systems. Thanks to the many details within this series of lectures, you will be able to identify various clinical or pathologic conditions which may arise during these processes.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:44 h
  • Quiz questions 56
  • Articles 0


Your Educators of course Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

 Peter Ward, PhD

Peter Ward, PhD

Peter J. Ward, Ph.D. has been teaching embryology, anatomy, histology, and neuroscience since 2005. He attended Carnegie Mellon University and later earned a Ph.D. in medical anatomy education from Purdue University. Dr. Ward enjoys finding ways to simplify the complex processes involved in human development and highlights the clinically-important aspects of embryology. Throughout these lectures, Dr. Ward shows how embryonic structures morph into the mature organs and other structures of the human body.

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quite good , contains pathology and development .
By Stylianos S. on 07. August 2019 for Development of the Midgut

it is quite helpful ! i recommend it ! well explained and organized

Easy to listen to... clear and concise
By Trace S. on 29. April 2019 for Ovaries and Paramesonephric Ducts

As you mention words/features, would be nice if the words on the screen were highlighted on the images. Hard to find them in the midst of listening.

Informative embryology lecture
By Mathew C. on 29. January 2019 for Separation of Cloaca Into Urogenital Sinus and Rectum

Useful lecture especially for the description of the congenital abnormalities of the developing hindgut

Great professor!
By Elyse A. on 23. January 2019 for Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

He explains things well and makes it easy to follow!