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edX: Anatomy: Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems

 with  Kathleen Alsup

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.

Syllabus

Integumentary Systems

  • Functions of the integumentary system
  • Layers of skin and functions
  • Melanin and skin color
  • Sebaceous and sudoriferous glands
  • Somatic senses and adaption
  • Sense modalities
  • 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
  • Muscles of the gluteal region

Joints

  • Function of Joints
  • Joint structure and movement classifications
  • Ligaments and other synovial joint structures
  • Factors affecting range of motion
  • Arthritis and aging
  • Glenohumeral and associated joints
  • Elbow and wrist joints
  • Hip, knee, and ankle joints
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject Biology
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Hours 2-3 hours a week
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2 weeks ago
Arnola Kamela Maharaj is taking this course right now, spending 14 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I've now started this course and i'm totally loving it . The lecturer is amazing its easy to follow and i'm learning a lot :)
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