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    8 Weeks
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    2–4 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

None

About this course

How is the human body structured? How are the different body systems interconnected with each other? If you are interested but layman to Human Anatomy, if you find the Human Anatomy textbooks are too difficult to read, or if you want to freshen up quickly your anatomy knowledge, this is the course for you.

Human Anatomy is fundamental to every medical and healthcare professional. However, the science of anatomy and effects of stroke are also extremely useful to anyone interested in understanding more about the human body. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the basic concepts of anatomy and learn to ‘dissect’ the human body with a logical approach through a typical clinical case of stroke.

Case-based study:
A real-life severe stroke case is adopted in this MOOC to articulate the application of Human Anatomy knowledge. This case scenario is presented by using a micro movie together with an interactive case summary and interview to arouse learners’ interest.

Module-based design:
In addition to the presentation of a stroke case scenario in Module ONE, two more modules are included. In Module TWO, general knowledge of human anatomy related to the stroke case, including organs of important body systems, anatomical orientation, skeletal and muscular system, nervous system and special senses, and cardiovascular and pulmonary system. And Module THREE is specific for healthcare professionals or learners who want to know more about the health services being provided to stroke patients. It rounds up the course with six healthcare-discipline specific role play videos and lectures given by visiting professors.

What you'll learn

  • Effects of stroke on the human body
  • Anatomy of relevant body systems at gross and histological levels
  • Services provided by healthcare professionals for stroke patients
  • Relevant knowledge of anatomy for application of clinical procedures

Module 1 – Stroke Case Presentation

  • Micro Movie
  • Clinical summary
  • Interview with the stroke survivor

Module 2 – Human Anatomy Lectures

  • Body systems and important organs
    • Locate the body regions and cavities
    • Describe the systems involved in each region
    • Identify the major organs (tissues and cells) in each system
  • Anatomical orientation and skeletal system
    • Define the anatomical position and planes
    • Classify different types of bones
    • Describe the bone structure
    • Locate the major bones of the skeleton
  • The muscular system
    • Classify different types of muscles tissues
    • Indicate the characteristics and location of different types of muscles tissues
    • Illustrate the actions of muscles
  • The nervous system and special senses
    • Explain the differences between the central and peripheral nervous system
    • Describe the structure of neurons
    • Describe the major component of the brain
    • Describe the major structure of the spinal cord
    • Recognize the special sensory organs and their functions
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary system
    • Recognize the structure of the heart and different types of blood vessels
    • Trace the major blood flow through the heart
    • Recognize the major structure of the lung and passageways
    • Trace the airflow through the pulmonary system

Module 3 – Healthcare-discipline Specific Role Plays and Round-up Session

  • Six role-play videos demonstrating the application of anatomy knowledge being used by the six healthcare disciplines

Visiting Professors to share opinions in the application of essential anatomy knowledge related to the case and their disciplines

Meet your instructors

John Yuen
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Benson Lau
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Allen Cheong
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Richard Li
Clinical Neurologist
The Hong Kong Stroke Society
William Tsang
Professor
The Open University of Hong Kong
Josephine Lau
Lecturer
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kevan MA Gartland
Professor
Glasgow Caledonian University
Roger Watson
Professor
University of Hull
Patrick Brennan
Professor
University of Sydney
Helen Eng
Clinical Optometrist
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kit Sinclair
Past President
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Judi Laprade
Senior Lecturer
University of Toronto

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