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Introduction to the Human Muscular System

Gain a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human muscular system with this course.

Biology
Free Course
This free online biology course will teach you about the structure and functions of the human muscular system. In this course will study the muscular system's vital role in maintaining the posture and range of movement of the body, the different types of muscles, and the roles each muscle has in relation to the movement of the body. You will also learn how the nervous system controls muscular activity, and more.

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Description

This course begins with an introduction to muscle tissues. You will study the importance of the muscular system in the human body, the differences between smooth, striated, and cardiac muscles, and the different contractions of striated muscles. You will also look into the different types of striated muscles, the composition of the skeletal muscles, and the subdivisions of the skeletal muscles. You will also learn about the relation of fatigue to muscles.

You will then look into the different skeletomuscular mechanics. The skeletal and muscular systems together to produce motion and locomotion of the body which are mechanical in nature. With this course, you will learn about the structure of the skeletomuscular unit as well as study the roles of the skeletal muscles and the effects of exercise or lack of it. Furthermore, you will also look into the nervous control of the skeletal muscles, the sensory input into the central nervous system, and the commands into the central nervous system.

The human muscular system plays a vital role in maintaining posture and is essential for the movement of the body. Upon the completion of this course, you will become familiar with the structure and functions of the muscular system and better understand how the nervous system controls the muscles. Sign up for this course and gain better insight into the key roles of the muscles as well as become familiar with the different muscles found around the body.

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Learning Outcomes

After studying this course you 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; - and highlight the different muscles found around the body.

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All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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