Gastrointestinal Anatomy

Gastrointestinal Anatomy

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

Want to review all of the anatomic basics associated with the gastrointestinal system?

Learn, in full detail, 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, and the small and large intestine.

Expand your medical skills and dig deep into gastrointestinal system development with our embryology course.

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

Start now and learn online!

Course Details

  • Videos 127
  • Duration 9:09 h
  • Quiz questions 350
  • Articles 24


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.

 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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Combining physiological process with histological structures makes it easier to understand
By NAME L. on 07. July 2021 for Gastrointestinal Histology

Very well explained. Physiological aspects of digestion & absorption combined with histological study makes it easy to comprehend the process. Eg. Circulation of blood & bile to & from the liver very well explained.

By Anh V. on 01. July 2021 for Inguinal Hernias – Inguinal Region

This lecture is really so cool. He made it very clear. I had learned in a Vietnamese lecture but still didn't get it for a long long time. And now I feel everything is clear

made life easier
By Reginald I. on 27. May 2021 for Overview – Anterolateral Abdominal Wall

he explained the layers very clear and understandable. Thanks a lot.

Great explanation for audiovisual learnerns
By Cleon Odane T. on 15. May 2021 for Abdominal Cavity – Peritoneum

I truly enjoyed how he explained with words while simultaneously drawing on the pictogram to actually give us a step by step visual of what he was talking about.