In this anatomy course, part of the Anatomy XSeries, you will learn how the components of the integumentary system help protect our body (epidermis, dermis, hair, nails, and glands), and how the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and skeletal muscles) protects and allows the body to move.
You will engage with fascinating videos, lectures, and anatomical visual materials (illustrations and cadaveric images) to learn about these properties and functions.
Functions of the integumentary system
Layers of skin and functions
Melanin and skin color
Sebaceous and sudoriferous glands
Somatic senses and adaption
Hair and nails
Skeletal Muscle Anatomy
Properties, functions, and types of muscular tissue
Connective tissue coverings and tendons
Myofiber structures, growth, and proteins
Synovial joint movements
Skeletal muscle fibers
Muscle attachment sites
Muscles of facial expressions
Abdominal wall, breathing, and pelvic floor muscles
Pectoral girdle, shoulder join, and other upper body muscles
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.