by James Pickering, PhD

The pelvic cavity is located in direct continuity with the abdominal cavity. It contains the urinary bladder, the rectum and anal canal, and the internal reproductive organs (including the vaginal canal, uterus, and ovaries in women; the vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and prostate in men). The pelvis itself also provides points of attachment for the lower limbs into the trunk.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the anatomy of the bony pelvis, male and female reproductive organs, the pelvic floor and perineum, the irrigation, the venous and lymphatic drainage, and innervation of the pelvic cavity.

For optimal comprehension, the student is encouraged to correlate the lessons of this course with their counterparts in histology, physiology, and embryology.

In the specialty of OB-GYN, a good grasp of the anatomy of a woman’s bony pelvis and pelvic cavity is required to successfully assist her in the process of childbirth, as well as a myriad of regular surgical procedures (e.g., salpingectomy, oophorectomy). In the specialty of urology, the male pelvis becomes a major point of focus, also because of commonly performed surgical procedures (e.g., varicocelectomy, prostatectomy).

For a general physician and nurse, clinical diagnosis of conditions affecting the organs of the pelvis require a good understanding of the underlying anatomy.

Course Details

  • Videos 54
  • Duration 3:42 h
  • Quiz questions 119
  • Concept Pages 15


Your Educators of course Pelvis

 James Pickering, PhD

James Pickering, PhD

Dr. James Pickering is a Professor of Anatomical Education at the University of Leeds, UK.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2019. Currently, he undertakes and publishes research within the areas of anatomy education, digital education, and curriculum design and evaluation.
Due to his achievements, he earned the University of Leeds Teaching Award and was named The Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2014 and Learning Technologist of the Year 2014.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Pickering teaches courses on Anatomy.

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Structures of male sexual organ not highlighted during these classes.
By Priscila F. on 09. October 2022 for Prostate – Male Reproductive Organs

The parts that the lecturer points to are not marked/pointed at/ highlighted in the video. Thus students (like myself) get lost and dont know what (part of the image) the lecturer is specifically talking about. This comments refers to all this series about the male sexual organ.

Excellent lectures!
By Viktoria S. on 01. October 2022 for Pelvis

Thank you! Very clear and memorable! Excellent lectures! Thank you!

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By Tolulope A. on 05. April 2022 for Pelvis

Clear concept and amazing stuff from you Dr James Pickering.

Cosas que me gustaría cambiar
By Lucila N. on 23. February 2022 for Pelvis

Se entiende la información pero no me termina de gustar como se explica, me gusta que relaciones con conceptos con otras cosas para poder entender porque algo funciona de tal o de cual manera que den ejemplos.