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Human Anatomy Courses

Take free online courses in human anatomy to build your skills and advance your career. Learn human anatomy and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Human Anatomy?

Human anatomy is the study of the bones, joints, muscles and systems of the human body. Human anatomy focuses on the structures of the body and the standard naming and definition of physical properties. Elements include the nervous system, cardiovascular system, body systems, red blood cells, lymphatic system, urinary system, musculoskeletal system and more.

Online Anatomy Courses and Programs

Take anatomy and physiology courses online from the top universities and institutions around the world. The University of Michigan offers an in-depth, four-part XSeries program on human anatomy that teaches the basic anatomy of every major organ system as well as the relationships between them. Learn about all the human anatomy organs as well as the major functions and significance of each of the human body systems and the role they play in wellness and pathology. You will also learn about the skeletal system, the muscular system, reproductive system, blood vessels, digestive system, circulatory system, muscle tissue, connective tissue, large intestines, cell types, and spinal cord.Start with the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems in a 4-week, self-paced course that covers glands, bones, joints and skeletal muscles. Next, learn about the cardiovascular, urinary and respiratory systems followed by human neuroanatomy and the gastrointestinal, reproductive and endocrine systems.

Another introductory course in anatomy is Human Anatomy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This free, 6-week course looks at parts of the body from the perspective of the healthcare professional and uses a case-study approach. Learn about the effects of a stroke on the human body as well as the important aspects of anatomy for the application of various clinical procedures.

EdX offers many free online courses in systems of the human body anatomy, medicine and the life sciences. Enroll in one of the self-paced courses and start learning today