Development of the Abdominopelvic Region
Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

by Peter Ward, PhD

This course begins with the trilaminar embryo stage and follows the development of the abdomen and pelvis, along with the organs therein. It will follow 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 they relate to the development.

You will outline how rotation, expansion, and migration allow the gut tube to create the distinctive regions of the foregut, midgut, and hindgut. Furthermore, you will get insights into how expansions of endoderm from the gut tube 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 associate with specific ducts to create the internal male and female urogenital systems and you will identify various clinical or pathologic conditions can arise during these processes.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:43 h
  • Quiz questions 0
  • 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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By Rafael G. on 13. July 2018 for Liver, Gall Bladder, Pancreas and Spleen Development

excelent very clear and educational i love it a must, i would see it again

Dr. Ward rocks!
By Eric K. on 07. June 2018 for Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

Dr. Ward has a talent for breaking down the complex processes of embryology. His pace and style are great for me!

excellent content and easy to understand
By mariana s. on 30. May 2018 for Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

I had trouble understanding by just reading the embriology book, but he made the topic really easy to understand and enjoyable to study. I really liked the course.

very understandable
By Felicitas K. on 12. January 2018 for Development of the Abdominopelvic Region

he made everything really clear.. it's hard sometimes to get everything by just reading embryology book, but thanks to him it's not that difficult :)