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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsHello, and welcome again to the course Exploring Anatomy, The Human Abdomen. Today we've come to the Student Union at the University of Leeds, to ask our students if they can, using this diagram, position the abdominal organs.

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 secondsSo if we start with the stomach, where do you reckon the stomach goes? There. Here. Give it a push. Pretty much in the middle? Yeah. I'm just going to put it on the belly button. You think it's here?

Skip to 0 minutes and 45 secondsExcellent. OK. Let's try the small intestines. Small intestines. Where do you think they would go? Maybe. A bit lower down, perhaps. Who knows? Want to put it somewhere near the stomach. Next to the stomach. Well, I think we need to move the stomach up a bit. You think so?

Skip to 1 minute and 4 secondsLarge intestines. I think they go around it. I don't know. Somewhere here. It's not perfect. No, it's OK. The diagram's not perfect anyway. I thought my drawings were quite good, actually. OK, so let's try the pancreas. That's there. Right here? It was like a chicken goujon. That's what I always thought it looked like. Like a chicken goujon. OK, so nearly done. We've got the spleen. I think that goes here. And this one, I don't even know what it is. That's not jigsaw, is it? Now let's try for the spleen. I seriously don't even know what this is. How do you think you've done? Not great. Really bad, because there's loads missing. As we can see, it's not always that straightforward.

Skip to 1 minute and 46 secondsSome people really struggled to position the spleen. Some people didn't even know we had a spleen. But most of the students got the position of the stomach, the small intestine, and the large intestine in approximately the right position. Hopefully, by the end of the course, we'll have a firm understanding of the position of the organs within the human abdomen.

Do you know your abdomen?

In this short video James asks students from the University of Leeds to identify the position of organs within the abdomen.

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Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

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