Futurelearn
date_range Starts on December 5, 2016
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assignment Level : Introductive
label Biology
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
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How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more.

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This course will help you identify the positions of the organs within the abdomen, as well as becoming acquainted with common anatomical terminology used to talk about organs and structures and their position relative to each other. During the two weeks you’ll look at the anterior (front) abdominal wall, exploring how the ‘abs’ are considered in relation to health and beauty. You’ll then move on to look at the composition of the gastrointestinal tract. Focussing on common problems that can occur in this tract, you’ll hear from an abdominal surgeon about the work he does to treat and cure such problems. Note for students This course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which have been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. All of the courses will help to enrich and extend your knowledge in a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. These courses will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence when developing your university application. Throughout the course you will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally. Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to: provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently encourage online / social learning develop collaboration and analytical skills embed current research into your online learning For information about degrees available at the University of Leeds, please visit our course finder website. Note for teachers Aimed at prospective Undergraduate students both in the UK and internationally, our online courses provide a ‘taster’ of Undergraduate study at the University of Leeds. Our courses benefit from being shaped by the latest research from the University of Leeds and are presented by leading academics who are actively engaged in pioneering research. They will inspire your students to think critically and develop their knowledge and analytical skills. The course can be used as a wider classroom or enrichment resource or can be used independently by students to discover more about the subject area. Each course provides flexible study and benefits from online discussions with other learners. If you would like to know more about this course or the range of courses from the University of Leeds designed specifically for schools and colleges, please visit our teachers’ pages for further information and resources.
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  • James Pickering
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FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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Videos are very interesting and explain very well, but the course is very short and basic (took me <3/4h), if you want to know where is your spleen, or your stomach, this course is for you. The digestive function is not really explored, there are some notions about digestive surgery. The activities consists in doing some little researches and exposing a topic in a few lines. There is zero animations from the tutors, that don't correct the students searches for instance, and I didn't see any comments from them. The tests are too short, they consists in several questions, not scored, the paying version has a final test.

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Videos are very interesting and explain very well, but the course is very short and basic (took me <3/4h), if you want to know where is your spleen, or your stomach, this course is for you. The digestive function is not really explored, there are some notions about digestive surgery. The activities consists in doing some little researches and exposing a topic in a few lines. There is zero animations from the tutors, that don't correct the students searches for instance, and I didn't see any comments from them. The tests are too short, they consists in several questions, not scored, the paying version has a final test.