Complete Anatomy

Female Anatomy with Professor Alice Roberts

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About this course

By Prof. Alice Roberts

In celebration of our complete female model, the team at Complete Anatomy have collaborated with Professor Alice Roberts to create our very first course utilizing female anatomy. This course is a perfect introduction to students seeking to understand fundamental anatomical concepts related to female anatomy and sexual dimorphic differences between the female and male skeleton.

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To celebrate the arrival of Complete Anatomy’s female model we have partnered with renowned anatomist Professor Alice Roberts to create a wonderful introduction to female anatomy.

This course will look at specific sexual dimorphic differences between the male and female before taking you through female specific anatomy such as the reproductive viscera and blood supply.

Rotate, view, and interact with the model in real-time as Professor Alice Roberts guides you through the anatomy.

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Learning Outcomes

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Understand the areas of sexual dimorphisim between female and male skeletal anatomy.

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Identify the key ligaments and muscles that support and give function to the female pelvis.

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Understand the relationships between female pelvic viscera and surrounding endopelvic fascia.

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Describe the blood supply of the female pelvic viscera.

Author

Prof. Alice Roberts
Prof. Alice Roberts
University of Bermingham

Professor Alice Roberts is a biological anthropologist and clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster. Having originally studied and practiced medicine, she then became a university lecturer, focusing on biological anthropology in her research, and teaching clinical anatomy. She has designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate courses in clinical anatomy, and was Director of Anatomy for the Severn Dean School of Surgery from 2009 to 2016. Alice is passionate about public engagement with university research and teaching, and making knowledge accessible by bringing disciplines together. She has been Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012. In 2020, Alice was awarded the Royal Society’s first David Attenborough Prize for Public Engagement. Alice Roberts has presented over a hundred television programmes, on subjects ranging from anatomy and evolution to archaeology and history - including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Prehistoric Autopsy and Digging for Britain, as well as several Horizon programmes. She also presents Britain’s Most Historic Towns on Channel 4 and Curse of the Ancients on Sky History. Alice has written nine popular science books, including The Incredible Human Journey, Evolution: The Human Story, and The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being - the last forming the basis for her Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2018. Her latest books, Ancestors and Buried, look at British prehistory and history through the prism of burial archaeology. She has written several books about human anatomy: Don’t Die Young: an anatomist’s guide to your organs and your health, Complete Human Body and Human Anatomy. Her illustrated book of anatomical eponyms and history, Anatomical Oddities, will be published by Simon & Schuster later this year.

Contents

Module 1
Differences in the female and male skull and pelvis
Key sexual dimorphic features of female skull
Key sexual dimorphic features of male skull
Key sexual dimorphic features of male mandible
Key sexual dimorphic features of female mandible
Female pelvic inlet and outlet
Key sexual dimorphic features of female pelvis
Male pelvic inlet and outlet
Key sexual dimorphic features of male pelvis
Module 2
Ligaments, muscles and endopelvic fascia
Ligaments of female pelvis
Piriformis and obturator internus; anterior view
Piriformis and obturator internus, posterior view
Muscles of pelvic floor
Organs passing through levator ani
Endopelvic fascia of female pelvis
Module 3
Female reproductive organs
The ovary and associated ligaments
The ovary and fallopian tube
Relationships of the uterus and broad ligament
The vagina and associated relationships
Hemisection of female pelvis
Module 4
Arterial supply to pelvic organs
Main vessels supplying the pelvis
Main branches of the anterior division of internal iliac artery
Branches of internal pudendal artery supplying external genitalia
Relationship of the ureter and uterine artery
LECTURE 1
Differences in the female and male skull and pelvis

Key sexual dimorphic features of female skull

Key sexual dimorphic features of male skull

Key sexual dimorphic features of male mandible

Key sexual dimorphic features of female mandible

Female pelvic inlet and outlet

Key sexual dimorphic features of female pelvis

Male pelvic inlet and outlet

Key sexual dimorphic features of male pelvis

LECTURE 2
Ligaments, muscles and endopelvic fascia

Ligaments of female pelvis

Piriformis and obturator internus; anterior view

Piriformis and obturator internus, posterior view

Muscles of pelvic floor

Organs passing through levator ani

Endopelvic fascia of female pelvis

LECTURE 3
Female reproductive organs

The ovary and associated ligaments

The ovary and fallopian tube

Relationships of the uterus and broad ligament

The vagina and associated relationships

Hemisection of female pelvis

LECTURE 4
Arterial supply to pelvic organs

Main vessels supplying the pelvis

Main branches of the anterior division of internal iliac artery

Branches of internal pudendal artery supplying external genitalia

Relationship of the ureter and uterine artery