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Introduction to the Human Skeletal System Course


Introduction to the Human Skeletal System
Introduction to the Human Skeletal System

Learn more about the human skeletal system.


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Course Description

The human skeleton is an amazing and complex structure and is involved in vital functions such as supporting the bodily organs, providing points of attachment for the musculature system to allow movement, maintaining body shape, and protecting vital organs such as the brain and spinal cord. In this free online human anatomy course you will learn about the structure, development and function of bones within the human skeletal system. It outlines how bones develop from the fetal through to the adult stages of life. You will be introduced to the bones of the axial skeleton formed by the vertebral column, rib cage and skull. You will also learn about the appendicular skeleton formed by the pectoral girdle, the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs. This free online human anatomy course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about the human skeletal system and its biological functions, and to all learners who would like to learn more about the vital role it plays in maintaining human health.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Describe the structure of the human axial and appendicular skeleton; - Explain the functions of the human axial and appendicular skeleton;


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 70 reviews
Course Title: Introduction to the Human Skeletal System
Course #: 543
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: The human skeleton is an amazing and complex structure and is involved in vital functions such as supporting the bodily organs, providing points of attachment for the musculature system to allow movement, maintaining body shape, and protecting vital organs such as the brain and spinal cord. In this free online human anatomy course you will learn about the structure, development and function of bones within the human skeletal system. It outlines how bones develop from the fetal through to the adult stages of life. You will be introduced to the bones of the axial skeleton formed by the vertebral column, rib cage and skull. You will also learn about the appendicular skeleton formed by the pectoral girdle, the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs. This free online human anatomy course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about the human skeletal system and its biological functions, and to all learners who would like to learn more about the vital role it plays in maintaining human health.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 27 June 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Janet Hutcheson
    Janet Hutcheson Bahamas I found it very information and took me back to my school days. The training was well thought out and I was glad that I was able to retake the exam until I passed. Thank you so much for allowing me to study at my own pace. 2015-08-17 19:08:05
  • JUANITA ROSARIO
    JUANITA ROSARIO United States of America The human skeleton is a amazing and complex structure and is involved in vital functions such as supporting the bodily organs, providing points of attachment for the musculature system to allow movement, maintaining body shape, and protecting vital organs such as the brain and spinal cord. In this free online human anatomy course you will learn about the structure, development and function of bones within the human skeletal system. It outlines how bones develop from the fetal through to the adult stages of life. You will be introduced to the bones of the axial skeleton formed by the vertebral column, rib cage and skull. You will also learn about the appendicular skeleton formed by the pectoral girdle, the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs. This free online human anatomy course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about the human skeletal system and its biological functions, and to all learners who would like to learn more about the vital role it plays in maintaining human health. 2015-08-10 20:08:53
  • John Jones
    John Jones United Kingdom I thought the course to be very interesting. It was challenging, but very informative. I am glad to have done it! 2015-04-29 14:04:26
  • Seshu Choudary
    Seshu Choudary United Kingdom Excellent course even for professionals. 2015-02-19 16:02:51
  • clair louise walker
    clair louise walker United Kingdom Really enjoying it so far, just started on the second module. I am finding out some very interesting things overall a very good course. 2015-02-13 06:02:41
  • Rhian Toffrey
    Rhian Toffrey United Kingdom Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to the Human Skeletal System Course Topic: Introduction to the Human Skeletal System Comment: Its very interesting to see how our skeleton is involved in the formation of blood cells 2013-08-03 16:08:24
  • David Cheston lamptey
    David Cheston lamptey Ghana Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to the Human Skeletal System Course Topic: Introduction to the Human Skeletal System - Objectives Comment: l know this is true course round the world and it would be the greatest among all over the world l love it. don't miss it. 2013-07-30 23:07:58
  • Renita Straight
    Renita Straight United States of America Excellent and organized way of getting the individual enthused over learning more about the skeletal system. Our natural instinct are to want to know more about what makes us tick. We are given the ability to learn and therefore push towards improving ourselves. This includes knowing what gives us mobility and what takes that away. What can feed us and what can destroy us. We are full of questions that are well worth studying to find the answers. 2013-03-14 00:03:17
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