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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What will you achieve?
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone that is interested in the human body and specifically the inner workings of the abdomen. We will assume a very basic level of anatomical knowledge. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.
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