The digestive system

The organs in the digestive tract

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Overview

The function of the digestive tract and its accessory glands is to break down and absorb food. This then serves to build and protect the body and ensure it functions properly. The enteric nervous system, also known as the ‘abdominal brain’, coordinates all these functions without us even realising it.

Objective

Familiarisation with the depiction of the digestive tract and its associated organs
Understanding the role of the digestive tract
Defining the concept of the ‘abdominal brain’.

Course Plan

Lesson 1The role of the digestive system
Lesson 2Anatomy of the digestive tract
Lesson 3The digestive glands
Lesson 4The abdominal brain
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