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Harvard University

Human Anatomy: Musculoskeletal Cases

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Human Anatomy: Musculoskeletal Cases invites students to join medical and basic science faculty at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to learn about musculoskeletal injuries commonly seen in clinical practice.

For each case, students visit the HMS Clinical Skills Center to observe the initial patient encounter and physical examination by an orthopedic surgeon. Following the patient encounter, students complete the interactive gross anatomy, histology and radiology learning sessions essential for understanding the case. The anatomy learning sessions include observing actual dissections in the Harvard Medical School anatomy laboratories revealing and explaining the human anatomy relevant for each clinical case.

After completing the case learning sessions, students review pertinent radiology images, commit to a tentative diagnosis from a list of differential diagnoses, and accompany the patient to a virtual operating room to observe the surgical treatment. In the virtual operating room, students observe narrated videos of actual surgical procedures.

Clinical content for each case is developed in close collaboration with leading orthopedic surgeons and radiologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This course will take you inside the anatomy laboratories where students entering medicine, dental medicine, and other health professions study anatomy by performing anatomical dissections. Content includes videos, photographs, and other content, including anatomical images and videos showing cadaver dissection, that some people may find offensive, disturbing or inappropriate.

Taught by

Trudy Van Houten


4.8 rating, based on 10 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at edX based on 137 ratings

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  • One of the best courses I have taken. Innovative when it comes to transmitting knowledge through explanatory videos that include diagrams and the professional himself speaking, instead of a simple slide. Not only does it offer notes and ease of unde…
  • Anonymous
    The course was great. It was interesting, engaging, educational, and visual (which is something I really liked). The modules were explained in detail and the cases are linked with what we have learned. I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone interested in studying biology, anatomy, or a pre-health track in college if in high school at the moment or interested in going to medical school.
  • Anonymous
    Muy completo, la verdad me salvó el semestre ya que en mi escuela no tuvimos buenas clases de Aparato Locomotor, y este curso me ayudo a subsanar esta parte. Es increíble como juntan la teoría con la practica a manera de que entiendas las cosas. El humor que le ponen en algunas clases y la calidad en todo el curso se agradecen infinitamente. De verdad 100% recomendado, vale la pena pagarlo.
  • Anonymous
    Solange de França Gonçalves

    Amo conhecer sobre corpo humano

    E ensinar tudo que aprendo

    Estou muito feliz pela oportunidade.
  • Anonymous
    Estou na área da saúde e quero ter um conhecimento maior. Aprender é sempre bom. E se essa oportunidade apareceu no meu caminho acredito que seja para melhorar meus conhecimentos na área.
  • Veronica Veron Cruz Wong
  • Juscêlino Domingos Da Cunha
    O permite que os alunos a ter conhecimento sobre como funciona o nosso corpo e como está dividido, e também permite que os estudantes a conhecer as duas sistemas do nosso corpo que SNC E SNP.
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    Mateus Luiz
    Quero fazer este curso para ter conhecimento, pois estudo técnico de enfermagem, e será ótimo, estudos além.
  • Anonymous
    Anatomia humana é bastante fundamental para que possamos saber entender a cada membro do nosso corpo como um todo.

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