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Welcome to ANA 101 Language of Anatomy


This course will provide you with some of the basics of the language of anatomy.

You will become familiar with directional terms, the anatomical position and the body planes.

 

Course Title: ANA 101 Language of Anatomy
Course Description: This course is an entry level course that will provide you with some of the basics of the language of anatomy.You will become familiar with various terminology, directional terms, the anatomical position and the body planes.
Course Code:  ANA-101
Course Category: Anatomy
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Course Author: Edi Guzy
Course Publisher: Bodymechanix Limited
Certification: No
Price: 0 – FREE

Content

Course Duration: 0:30:00 hours (average learner)
Video: No
Audio: No
Animation: No
Assessments: Yes

Requirements

Target Group:
  • Massage therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Sports trainers
  • Students of the above
Pre-requisites:
  • Not applicable
Co-requisites:
  • Not applicable
Validation: Level 5
Testing: Yes
Certificate available:  No

Contents and Learning Objectives


Lesson 01 – Terminology (10:00 min)

  • Using examples, describe the following directional terms:
    • anatomical position
    • medial/lateral, intermediate
    • superior/inferior, cranial/caudal, proximal/distal
    • anterior/posterior, ventral/dorsal, superficial/deep

Lesson 02 – Body Cavities and Membranes (10:00 min)

  • Describe the location and function of the major body cavities (range: dorsal, ventral, cranial, spinal. thoracic, pleural abdominopelvic, abdominal and pelvic cavities, mediastinum, pericardial cavity)
  • Describe the location and functions of the major serous membranes (range: parietal and visceral serosa; pleura, peritoneum)
  • Describe the functions of the serous fluid

Lesson 03 – Body Planes  (15:00 min)

Define the following body planes:

  • Coronal (frontal) plane
  • Sagittal (median) plane
  • Midsagittal plane
  • Parasagittal plane
  • Horizontal (transverse) plane

 

Navigation


Navigation is quite easy and follows common conventions.

There is a quick revision section called In A Nutshell at the end of each lesson together with comprehension questions.

Once you have finished a lesson, press the  button (just above the comments section below on the left). Your progress status will then change.

At the end there is a final test which is more of a revision helping you consolidate what you have learned.


If you want to communicate anything about the course, please use the comments field at the bottom of each page.