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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 98 votes
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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  • Semyna Begum
    Semyna Begum United Kingdom This course is good as a revision tool for exams 2016-08-28 10:08:53
  • Mary Seitz
    Mary Seitz United States of America Great introduction! 2016-08-15 21:08:40
  • Brenn Timoteo Romero Moreno
    Brenn Timoteo Romero Moreno Colombia I liked a lot!! I know it is just an introduction but now I feel I'm prepared to take a deep course, or at least I can understand better that tedious osteology manuals 2016-06-26 03:06:35
  • Kevin Morlot
    Kevin Morlot France Lesson very well organized 2016-03-09 21:03:31
  • Pinyupa Plianbangchang
    Pinyupa Plianbangchang Thailand Very good course, providing necessary basic knowledge for human skeletal system. The assessment is highly useful too. 2016-03-03 06:03:12
  • Moe adil
    Moe adil Sudan where the certificate?? 2016-01-16 18:01:35
  • Wes Sturdevant
    Wes Sturdevant United States of America It was great not just memorizing all the bones of the skeletal system which I already knew, but the functions and anatomy inside the bone that I never got to learn about. 2015-11-08 02:11:29
  • Khizer Habib
    Khizer Habib Pakistan It was really helpful in explaining the basics of human skeleton. The diagrams and pictures used were very clear and helpful. I liked the way I could interact with some of the diagrams. I would suggest to add some animations to the course so that it is even more helpful. 2015-11-05 13:11:48
  • Sue Pitcher
    Sue Pitcher United Kingdom Very straight forward and not as intimidatng as I expected such a huge topic to be. A brilliant start to learning about the human body. 2015-11-03 13:11:14
  • Randee Duncan
    Randee Duncan United States of America Very informative and very easily understood. 2015-10-30 05:10:56
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