• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

Basic biology

About this course

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.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the integumentary system anatomy and function
  • Understand the skeletal system anatomy and function
  • Learn joint classifications, function, and clinical correlations
  • Learn skeletal muscle anatomy and function

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

Meet your instructors

Kathleen Alsup
Lecturer and Curator for the Division of Anatomical Sciences
University of Michigan

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