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How is the human body structured? How are the different body systems interconnected with each other? If you are interested but layman to Human Anatomy, if you find the Human Anatomy textbooks are too difficult to read, or if you want to freshen up quickly your anatomy knowledge, this is the course for you.
Human Anatomy is fundamental to every medical and healthcare professional. However, the science of anatomy and effects of stroke are also extremely useful to anyone interested in understanding more about the human body. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the basic concepts of anatomy and learn to ‘dissect’ the human body with a logical approach through a typical clinical case of stroke.
A real-life severe stroke case is adopted in this MOOC to articulate the application of Human Anatomy knowledge. This case scenario is presented by using a micro movie together with an interactive case summary and interview to arouse learners’ interest.
In addition to the presentation of a stroke case scenario in Module ONE, two more modules are included. In Module TWO, general knowledge of human anatomy related to the stroke case, including organs of important body systems, anatomical orientation, skeletal and muscular system, nervous system and special senses, and cardiovascular and pulmonary system. And Module THREE is specific for healthcare professionals or learners who want to know more about the health services being provided to stroke patients. It rounds up the course with six healthcare-discipline specific role play videos and lectures given by visiting professors.
Module 1 – Stroke Case Presentation
Interview with the stroke survivor
Module 2 – Human Anatomy Lectures
Body systems and important organs
Locate the body regions and cavities
Describe the systems involved in each region
Identify the major organs (tissues and cells) in each system
Anatomical orientation and skeletal system
Define the anatomical position and planes
Classify different types of bones
Describe the bone structure
Locate the major bones of the skeleton
The muscular system
Classify different types of muscles tissues
Indicate the characteristics and location of different types of muscles tissues
Illustrate the actions of muscles
The nervous system and special senses
Explain the differences between the central and peripheral nervous system
Describe the structure of neurons
Describe the major component of the brain
Describe the major structure of the spinal cord
Recognize the special sensory organs and their functions
Cardiovascular and pulmonary system
Recognize the structure of the heart and different types of blood vessels
Trace the major blood flow through the heart
Recognize the major structure of the lung and passageways
Trace the airflow through the pulmonary system
Module 3 – Healthcare-discipline Specific Role Plays and Round-up Session
Six role-play videos demonstrating the application of anatomy knowledge being used by the six healthcare disciplines
Visiting Professors to share opinions in the application of essential anatomy knowledge related to the case and their disciplines
completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Highly recommend this Human Anatomy MOOC to everybody! Very informative and useful to everyday life. My grandma suffered a minor stroke last year and this course covers everything that I wish I could have known earlier - for example our body systems and how they are interconnected, early stroke signs, rehabilitations etc. I appreciate the stroke case micro movie and healthcare roleplay videos in the course. As a humanities graduate, I find the course easy to pass too.
I had attended its first delivery and now taking the re-run to refresh anatomical knowledge!