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2 vidéos (Total 6 min), 6 lectures
2 vidéos
Welcome and introduction4 min
6 lectures
Meet the instructors & the team10 min
Welcome to Leiden University!5 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Graphic content warning5 min
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
4 heures pour terminer

Mapping the abdomen and pelvis

Welcome to the first week of the course. Have you ever wondered what lies inside your abdomen? Do you know where the spleen or appendix is situated? Would you like to know how the physician looks at it and get the basics of a physical examination of the abdomen? Do you want to understand how all these structures can be seen on scans or X-rays? During this week you will get a better understanding of these things. We also lay the foundation for the following weeks of the course, like basic things to know about vascularization, the nervous system, embryology, and the wonderful membrane holding all these structures together: the peritoneum.

9 vidéos (Total 58 min), 4 lectures, 6 quiz
9 vidéos
Follow the food - A tour along the intestines8 min
Anatomy on the table - 'Follow the food': A tour along the intestines8 min
What do you see if you open the abdomen7 min
Anatomy on the table - What do you see if you open the abdomen9 min
Human Anatomy 101 - What you need to know56s
Working with the viewers10 min
A tour of the abdomen and pelvis in the viewers9 min
Summary of module ‘Mapping the abdomen’1 min
4 lectures
Getting the names right10 min
Links to some 101 readers10 min
Location of cross-sectional viewers1 min
'Reading' cross-sections10 min
6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Follow the food12 min
'What lies here doctor?'14 min
What you need to know28 min
Working with the viewers10 min
Diving into the cross-sections14 min
Test your knowledge20 min
6 heures pour terminer

Trip into the gut

After the first introduction of the abdomen with all its organs, this week we will focus at some microscopy and the first stages of gut development in the embryo. The gut starts as a simple straight tube which differentiates further into a internalized tract with specialized sections, each with its own function. You will learn how the esophagus transports your food, while its lower sphincter prevents food from returning - even if you're upside down! Then you will focus on how the stomach drenches all food in an extremely acid pool, attacking ingested bacteria and starting the digestion. That same acid would also damage the duodenum, so protective action is required. You will follow the digestion further down the tract, with its extensive folds and specialized cells and end up with more and more solid bowel contents when water is extracted in the colon. In order to demonstrate some functions further, we also have to dive into the world of microscopy. Join us on this trip into the gut with all its ingenious structural specializations along the way!

10 vidéos (Total 34 min), 9 lectures, 4 quiz
10 vidéos
Four layer model4 min
Peristalsis and muscle layer orientation: in-depth3 min
Esophagus histology at a glance3 min
Stomach histology in a nutshell2 min
GI Tract histology: Some practical pointers25s
A slice of the gut at a glance5 min
Introduction embryology and what happened before...1 min
Folding of the embryo6 min
Cavities5 min
9 lectures
Histology 101: Some basics & links5 min
GI Tract histology: Short summary10 min
CASK GI Tract microscopy: Interactive tutorial5 min
Embryology 101: Holding or folding10 min
Anatomy on the table - Lower oesophagus30 min
Anatomy on the table - Stomach30 min
Anatomy on the table - The small intestines30 min
Anatomy on the table - The large intestines30 min
Anatomy on the table - The rectum and anus30 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Basic embryology10 min
Anatomy on the table40 min
Integration with the clinic - macroscopy6 min
Test your knowledge20 min
3 heures pour terminer

The gut and its 'suppliers and purchasers'

We discussed some microscopy before and the embryonic origin of the initial gut tube and how it differentiates into specialized sections for digestion. We will now focus on the question why the bowels are not arranged symmetrically left and right, like in the rest of our body, but are closely encircling and crossing over each other. With a unique 3D animation you will learn about the rotation of the gut during development. This key concept will help you to understand the anatomical relationships of the gut with its suppliers and purchasers. The gut cannot do it alone; it needs additional organs which supply digestive chemicals such as enzymes and bile and organs that process the absorbed food further. Both the gut and these organs also need a blood supply. You will learn where their blood vessels are situated. Also, the less prominent, but very important 'sewage' system, the lymphatics, will be dealt with. In the gut area, the lymphatics are specialized in transporting fats that are absorbed from the food! Lymphatic vessels also keep an eye on pathological invaders. Unfortunately they may also spread tumor cells. In short, this week's module is for everyone who is interested in the collaboration between the abdominal organs and the gut.

10 vidéos (Total 24 min), 7 lectures, 5 quiz
10 vidéos
Histology: Some practical pointers42s
A slice of pancreas at a glance4 min
Liver histology at a glance4 min
Introduction1 min
Gut rotation in the embryo6 min
Animation2 min
Exercise embryology - Movie I (no audio)38s
Exercise embryology - Movie II (no audio)38s
Exercise embryology - Movie III (no audio)38s
7 lectures
CASK microscopy blood vessels: In-depth interactive tutorial5 min
Liver histology in a nutshell20 min
Exercise embryology - Reading20 min
Liver10 min
Vascular system10 min
Pancreas10 min
Spleen10 min
5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Virtual sections to practise with and gallbladder quiz2 min
Exercise embryology - Quiz6 min
Organs28 min
Integration with the clinic: A few cases26 min
Test your knowledge20 min
3 heures pour terminer

Knowing your peritoneal relationships

You have already learned that the bowels are not arranged symmetrically left and right. The rotation processes of the gut and its suppliers have important consequences for the peritoneal coverings of the gut and the abdominal wall. It determines why some structures lie easily accessible in the abdomen and others are more hidden away. In this week you will get a grip on difficult concepts as 'intraperitoneal' and 'retroperitoneal'. It is also a starter week about abdominal surgery. You will also learn a secret: The best way to mobilize the abdominal and pelvic organs is to separate what got adhered when the patient was just an embryo! Please feel free to dive into these embryonic matters and enjoy all the twists and turns!

13 vidéos (Total 64 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
13 vidéos
Why bother about the peritoneum4 min
What makes understanding the peritoneum so difficult4 min
The relation of the peritoneum to the gut6 min
Locations of the intestines in relation to the peritoneum7 min
Anatomy on the table - The three locations of organs in relation to the peritoneum4 min
Peritoneal terminology: Introduction1 min
Peritoneal development1 min
Peritoneal development, step 0, model, Introduction8 min
Peritoneal development, step 1, model, Rotation of stomach, duodenum, pancreas3 min
Peritoneal development, step 2, model, Rotation of the bowels8 min
Peritoneal development, step 3, model. Development of the greater omentum4 min
Anatomy on the table - Peritoneal structures and relations – an overview6 min
1 lectures
Reader Peritoneal terminology30 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Locations of the intestines in relation to the peritoneum12 min
Exercise: Peritoneal terminology22 min
Case: “I’m worrying about my stool”20 min
Test your knowledge20 min
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par DHApr 6th 2016

Excellent course and well designed. Even though some of the concepts where harder for me to understand I now have a basic understanding of the structure of the abdomen.

par LLOct 8th 2017

This is a great course for anyone who's interested in the abdomen. The instructors are both engaging and informative. I learned a lot from this course.



Marco De Ruiter, PhD

Professor of Clinical and Experimental Anatomy
Leiden University Medical Centre

Paul Gobée, MD

Assistent professor of Anatomy
Leiden University Medical Centre

Beerend P. Hierck, PHD.

Associate professor of developmental biology
Leiden University Medical Center

Daniël Jansma, MSc

E-Learning developer
Leiden University Medical Centre

Bas Boekestijn, MD

Trainee Radiology
Leiden University Medical Centre

Friso Jansen

Leiden University Medical Centre

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