Human Muscular System - Introduction
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Have you ever wondered how the muscles of the human body work? How they respond to impulses from the nervous system and what effect exercise has on them? If so, this free online course is for you! It takes you through the human muscular system, beginning with a look at the types of muscles and muscle tissues found in our bodies. The course then moves on to explore striated muscle tissues and skeletal muscles and their basic physiology.
Having learned about the physiology of the muscular system, you will then move on to study skeletal muscular mechanics, exploring how these muscles move the bones and joints all around our bodies. The course then dives into exercise and how, without use, the striated muscle tissue can be lost and can result in atrophy. It looks at how exercise can help increase muscle mass and how different types of exercise produce differing reactions in muscles.
Finally, the course moves on to explore how the nervous system controls the movement of skeletal muscles through neurons and pathways producing reflexes. This human anatomy and physiology course is ideal for students who need to learn about biomedical science and medicine, and also those who just want to expand their knowledge and understanding of the human body. So why wait? Start learning more about the human body today.Start Course Now
Introduction to Muscle Tissues
Introduction to Muscle Tissues: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Muscle Tissues and Types of Muscles
The Striated Muscle Tissues
The Skeletal Muscles
Basic Physiology of the Skeletal Muscles
Introduction to Muscle Tissues: Lesson Summary
Introduction to the Mechanics and Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles
Introduction to the Mechanics and Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles: Learning Outcomes
Introductions to Skeletomuscular Mechanics
Roles of Skeletal Muscles
Effects of Exercise or Lack of It
Nervous Control, Motor Commands, and Sensory Input to the CNS from Skeletal Muscles
Introduction to the Mechanics and Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles: Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
Identify why there is a need for a muscular system in the human body
Identify the differences between smooth, striated and cardiac muscles
Describe the different contractions of striated muscles
Identify the different skeletomuscular mechanics
Describe the structure of the skeletomuscular unit
Describe the roles of the skeletal muscles
Describe the effects of exercise on skeletal muscles
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