What topics will you cover?
- Assess your current knowledge of the basic anatomy of the abdomen.
- Develop an understanding of the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall, and the functions carried out by the anterior abdominal wall musculature.
- Consider, research and discuss the basic structure of the peritoneum, and its main roles in the body.
- Consider the different surgical approaches to the condition commonly known as a hernia.
- Appreciate the various parts of the gastrointestinal tract and their main roles.
- Appreciate the basic structure of the accessory organs of digestion and spleen, and their main roles.
- Understand the common clinical problems associated with the gastrointestinal tract and accessory organs of digestion.
- Understand why and how a section of bowel may be surgically removed.
- Consider, research and discuss the basic function of the kidneys and suprarenal glands.
- Explore the muscles of the posterior abdominal wall.
- Explore the autonomic nervous system and how it supplies the abdominal viscera.
- Consider, research and discuss the key differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system.
- Explore expert discussion detailing how radiological techniques can be used to treat hepatocellular carcinomas, a common liver cancer.
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