Gastrointestinal Anatomy

Gastrointestinal Anatomy

by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD, Craig Canby, PhD, James Pickering, PhD u.a.

You want to review all of the anatomic basics about the gastrointestinal system?

Learn everything about the anatomy of the complicated abdominal wall, the inguinal region, the esophagus and stomach, and more. Our instructors also provide insights into the histology of the digestive system, such as the oral cavity, the small and large intestine, and more.

Furthermore, you will deepen your medical skills about the development of the gastrointestinal system with our embryology course.

Learn from the best medical instructors worldwide and repeat your knowledge with the help of high yield quiz questions and specific topic reviews.

Start now and learn online!

Course Details

  • Videos 20
  • Duration 8:47 h
  • Quiz questions 69
  • Topic reviews 15


Your Educators of course Gastrointestinal Anatomy

 Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Prof. Geoffrey Meyer works at the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia.
He is the Coordinator for Histology on the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).
Professor Meyer is also the creator of “Meyer’s Histology” ( and, in collaboration with Professor John Campbell and Michael Hall, has provided an extensive collection of learning and teaching resources to deliver a histology course completely available online. Geoffrey Meyer’s research activities focus on developing innovative, computer-aided learning and teaching tools.

He has received a number of awards for his work, including the Australian University Teaching Award.
In 2006, and again in 2014, he received UWA Teaching Fellowships. Professor Meyer was also awarded a prestigious ALTC (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Fellowship in 2009 and is currently the Project Leader on ALTC Project Grants.

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University in Iowa. He studied Biology and Chemistry at the Iowa Wesleyan College and later got his Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
Canby has received many awards and honors for his work including the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the Award Hancher Finkbine Medallion.
His research is especially focused on anatomical variations and technology-enabled student learning.

 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.

 John McLachlan, PhD

John McLachlan, PhD

John McLachlan is Professor of Medical Education at Durham University, is a UK National Teaching Fellow, and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Medical Education". He has been teaching Embryology to medical students for many years, apparently to their pleasure and benefit!

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I really enjoy these lectures …
By oralus p. on 31. May 2016 for Small intestine

I really enjoy these lectures. I was wondering if there will be any lectures about the head and neck regions. I was also hoping to see lectures about the cranial nerves.

Amazingly good lecture …
By Ever L. on 27. May 2016 for Inguinal region

Amazingly good lecture about inguinal canal.....perfectly understood the subject at a level able to make me explain it with notable domain.....thanks to professor Pickering......

Fantastic lecture …
By Soumya B. on 24. May 2016 for Large intestine

Fantastic lecture, just the 2 questions. When you were saying about the Goblet cells in the wall of the Large Intestine you mentioned they secrete mucous to rehydrate what exactly? Is it the Glands? Also when you said the mesocolon's give the Large Intestine greater mobility what would be the benefit of this greater mobility?

this is so good …
By damilola s. on 18. May 2016 for Inguinal region

this is so good

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