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Introduction to the Human Muscular System

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The human muscular system plays a vital role in maintaining posture and is essential for movement of the body. This free online course enables the learner to explore the structure and functions of the human muscular system. It outlines the different types of muscles and the different makeup of these muscles. It explains the roles each muscle has in relation to movement of the body and explains how the nervous system controls muscular activity. This free online course will be of great interest to students of biology, anatomy, physiology and medicine, as well as healthcare professionals, who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the human muscular system.

  • After studying this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the structure and functions of the muscular system; - Understand how the nervous system controls the muscles; -Identify the key roles of the muscles; -Highlight the different muscles found around the body.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 5 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN MUSCULAR SYSTEM
  • Module 1: Introduction to Muscle Tissues
    • Muscle Tissues - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Muscle Tissues
    • Types of Muscles
    • Microscopic Anatomy of the Striated Muscle Tissues
    • Contractions of a Striated Muscle Fiber
    • Muscle Tissues - Summary
  • Module 2: Introduction to Skeletal Muscles
    • Skeletal Muscles - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Skeletal Muscles
    • Makeup of an individual Skeletal Muscle
    • General Structure of a Skeletal Muscle
    • Fiber Patterns
    • Basic Physiology of the Skeletal Muscle
    • Wound Healing in Skeletal Muscle
    • Skeletal Muscles - Summary
  • Module 3: Introduction to Skeletomuscular Mechanics
    • Skeletomuscular Mechanics - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Skeletomuscular Mechanics
    • Skeletomuscular Unit
    • Roles of Skeletal Muscles
    • Other functions of Skeletal Muscles
    • Effects of Exercise or lack of it
    • Skeletomuscular Mechanics - Summary
  • Module 4: Introduction to the Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles
    • Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles
    • Motor Commands into the CNS from the Skeletal Miuscles
    • Sensory input into the CNS from the Skeletal Muscle
    • Nervous Control of Skeletal Muscles - Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 5: Human Muscular System Assessment
    • Introduction to the Human Muscular System - Assessment
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Module 5: Human Muscular System Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    AMEDD Center and School

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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