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Basic biology

About this course

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In this anatomy course, part of the Anatomy XSeries, you’ll learn about the various digestive, endocrine, and reproductive organs, their functions, and pathways of nerves and blood vessels serving these organs. Clinical correlations and vignettes will be used to highlight the importance of these anatomical structures and their relationships. Images and videos from cadaveric and artistic materials will be used to illustrate these concepts.

What you'll learn

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  • Understand basic anatomy and important clinical concepts related to the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems
  • Learn the primary functions of the gastrointestinal, reproductive and endocrine system independently and in relation to the human body

Gastrointestinal System

  • Digestive Functions of the GIT
  • Types of Digestion
  • Oral Cavity
  • Pharynx & Divisions
  • Esophagus & Stomach
  • Duodenum & Accessory Organs
  • Large Intestine
  • Mesentaries & Omenta

Endocrine System

  • Overview of Endocrinology
  • Pineal and Pituitary Glands
  • Thyroid Structure, Location & Functions
  • Parathyroids
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Pancreatic Anatomy

Reproductive Anatomy & Functions

Meet your instructors

Kathleen Alsup
Lecturer and Curator for the Division of Anatomical Sciences
University of Michigan
Glenn M. Fox
Lecturer and Curator in the Division of Anatomical Sciences
University of Michigan
Kelli A. Sullivan
Lecturer in the Division of Anatomical Sciences
University of Michigan

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