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Anatomy: Gastrointestinal, Reproductive, and Endocrine Systems

Grow your anatomy knowledge and explore the functions and structure of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

5,703 enrolled on this course

Illustration of the large intestines and female reproductive organs
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Enhance your understanding of how the human body works

On this course, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the anatomy of our digestive, endocrine, and reproductive organs. As well as exploring their functions, you’ll discover the pathways of nerves and blood vessels that serve these organs.

Using clinical correlations and vignettes, you’ll find out about the importance of each of the systems’ anatomical structures and the relationship of each system to each other.

To illustrate these concepts, you’ll see images and videos from both cadaveric and artistic materials.

What topics will you cover?

  • Basic structure and function of the gastrointestinal system
  • Basic structure and function of the reproductive system
  • Basic structure and function of the endocrine system

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify basic anatomy and primary functions of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems
  • Describe the important clinical concepts of the gastrointestinal, reproductive and endocrine systems
  • Synthesize the primary functions of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems in relation to the human body

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for high school and new college and university students interested in the medical field.

It will also be of interest to adults looking for a career change into a health profession, as well as anyone looking to improve their understanding of the human body.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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