Human Skeletal System - Introduction
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The human skeleton is an incredible thing. As well as enabling us to move and protecting our vital organs, the skeleton is even involved in hematopoiesis - the formation of blood cells. In this course you will learn all this and much more about the skeleton, starting with the tissues it is formed from and the structure of our bones. You will learn how the skeleton has two major subdivisions - the axial and appendicular skeletons - and what their separate roles are.
As you progress through the course, you will learn about the different types of bones present in the human skeleton, as well as studying their structure and development. The course then moves on to look at the bones of the cranium and how they are repaired in some circumstances. We then explore how bones come together to form joints and how these joints are categorised according to their relative mobility.
Finally you will study synovial joints, which allow bones to slide past and rotate around each other. This human anatomy course is ideal for students who need to learn about biomedical science and medicine, as well as those who just want to increase their understanding of the human body. So make sure you start your learning journey towards understanding how your body works today.Start Course Now
Introduction to the Human Skeletal System
Introduction to the Human Skeletal System - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the Human Skeletal System
Tissue and Tissue Processes of Skeletal Elements
The Human Skeleton, The Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
The Skull and Rib Cage
The Vertebral Column
The Appendicular Skeleton
Introduction to the Human Skeletal System - Lesson Summary
Bones and Joints
Bones and Joints - Learning Outcomes
Structure of a Typical Long Bone
The Periosteum of the NAVL
The Origin and Development of a Typical Long Bone
The Structure and Development of a Typical Flat Bone
Bones of the Cranium and the Sesamoid Bones
Introduction to Joints
Bones and Joints - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
List the functions of the human skeleton
List the types of bone found in the human skeleton
Identify the structure and functions of the axial skeleton
Identify the structure and functions of the appendicular skeleton
Identify the elements found in a typical long bone
Identify the elements found in a typical flat bone
List the steps involved in bone development
Outline the special conditions of cranium and sesamoid bones
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