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Can you position major organs on a diagram of the human body? What’s your gut reaction?

Lead educator from the University of Leeds, asks students about the inner workings of the human body and unveils what you can learn by taking the free online course, ‘Exploring anatomy: the human abdomen’ on FutureLearn.com.

Getting under the skin

Have you ever wondered about how your body works? Or perhaps you’re curious about the role vital organs play in our daily lives? Could you locate your pancreas on a diagram?

Dr James Pickering stepped out of the lecture hall on Campus, at the University of Leeds, and asked students to test their knowledge by trying to position major organs on a diagram. Have a look at their attempts.

Surprised with their answers? Would you have known better?

Explore these questions further and find out more about the inner workings of your body. Join experienced anatomist Dr James Pickering on an exciting journey through the human abdomen. You will explore organs including the stomach, kidneys and liver, experience video case studies, and take your learning a step further through active discussions with other students.

At the cutting-edge

The course has been designed by professionals working at one of the UK’s top medical schools, and aims to provide practical insights into how breakthroughs in anatomical knowledge are helping to enhance the quality of all of our lives.

Course highlights include:

  • Test your knowledge by trying to position major organs on a diagram. A surprisingly challenging exercise as our video shows.
  • Video animations outlining the functions of major organs with detailed commentary from experts.
  • Case-studies featuring surgeons discussing how innovative research is helping them treat common problems and improve patient outcomes.

This course is designed for anyone that’s interested in the human body, and wants to develop an understanding of what’s beneath the skin so, if you haven’t already sign up now at FutureLearn.com.

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