Development of the Abdominopelvic Region
Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

by Peter Ward, PhD

The abdomen contains the organs of digestion, including the GI tract and its accessory glands (e.g., liver and pancreas), the adrenal glands, the kidneys and ureters, and the lymphoid organs in the form of the spleen and lymph nodes. The adjacent pelvic cavity harbors the final segments of the GI tract and the internal reproductive organs. Notable for the intricacy of its architecture, the abdomen serves as the site of development of major organs involved in digestion and the absorption of nutrients, overall homeostasis, and reproduction.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the development of the GI tract and its adjacent organs, the GU tract, and external genitalia. Along the way, diseases arising from developmental processes going awry will be discussed.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have preliminary knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry, with an emphasis on cell division and gene expression. Parallel study of the anatomy and physiology of the GI and GU tracts is highly encouraged.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:44 h
  • Quiz questions 55
  • Concept Pages 3


Your Educators of course Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

 Peter Ward, PhD

Peter Ward, PhD

Dr. Peter J. Ward is a Professor of Gross Anatomy at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in West Virginia, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Medical Anatomy Education from Purdue University in 2005. Currently, he is a respected teacher and researcher in the fields of anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroscience and approaches to learning and teaching.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ward teaches courses on Embryology.

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By User . on 31. October 2023 for Derivatives of the Intermediate Mesoderm: Kidneys and Suprarenal Glands

Awesome teacher, really clear and easy to understand. The topic was nicely explained.

Great lecture!
By Dante A. on 29. March 2023 for Early Gastrointestinal Development

Great lecture, concise and brief, just make sure you are good understanding english.

Great lectures!
By Viktoria S. on 21. September 2022 for Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

Great lectures! Thank you very much for your work! Everything is very clear.

Did not try to simplify the lecture
By Soorya Nandh A. on 29. May 2022 for Early Gastrointestinal Development

Read the slides too quickly and did not give proper explanation of topics,