The Anatomy of the Head and Face
Develop an insight into the anatomy of the head and the facial muscles with this free online course on Alison.com.Publisher: Learning Anatomy
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Are you looking to understand the inner mechanisms that make up our scalp or the face? Or are you inquisitive about how various injuries and infections affect this particular segment of our body? This comprehensive course on the anatomy of the head and face by anatomist Dr Saqib Mansoor will help you gain valuable knowledge. It covers all aspects of the head, from a detailed analysis of the muscles to a discussion on wounds and infections. It kicks off by explaining the various layers of the scalp and the different types of tissue that composes the head. Adequate blood supply to the scalp is crucial for its proper function. We will examine the complex network of nerves, veins and arteries. Have you ever wondered what causes the colour of our eyes or surrounding changes due to injury? We will outline the cause of 'black eyes' and various other infections and wounds that affect the human scalp.
Muscles work in tandem to create simple facial expressions such as smiling. Investigate the different types of muscles that make up the human face. We have divided these into different segments relating to the mouth, lips, ears and nose. Each muscle category is relevant to displaying a wide range of human emotions, such as happiness or sadness, which we shall identify. We will analyse these connections and their function and how they connect to a different set of nerves to coordinate with the brain. For example, you will discover how skin irritations and infections could occur when using a tissue or handkerchief.
We will then demonstrate the parotid gland's composition, function and nerves and how it works to produce constant saliva. Learn about common infections, such as 'mumps’, and what causes them. The human body is a complex mechanism involving coordination between muscles, nerves and a blood flow network. The evolution of anatomy throughout history has made it possible for everyone to observe this mechanism and enhance their understanding of the human body. If you are one of the many individuals who want to understand this fascinating subject, join this online course with Dr Saqib Mansoor today.Start Course Now
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the various layers of the human scalp along with their origin and function
- Analyse the various nerves and arteries that are part of the scalps' blood supply network
- Discuss the different wounds, injuries and infections that can affect the function of the human scalp
- Examine the types of muscles that play a role in a human's facial expressions
- Discuss the various kinds of injuries that can be caused to facial muscles
- Identify the contents of the parotid region of the human face along with possible injuries and infections
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