The skeletal, articular and muscular systems give humans the ability to move and provide support and strength to the body. The Motion and Strength course gives information about the normal structure and function of the bones, joints and muscles of the human body. At the same time, it illustrates their importance by making reference to diseases and disorders that may adversely affect the structure and function, hence the overall effectiveness, of the locomotor system. As such, the course is designed to serve as a transition between the descriptive anatomy knowledge and clinical anatomy skills.
The course consists of two parts: it starts with the detailed description of bones, joints and muscles at the cellular and tissutal level of organization, followed by a regional discussion of the human skeletal, articular and muscular systems in different body parts. Each lesson features integrated basic, functional and radiographic anatomy materials accompanied by links to various learning resources containing examples of the anatomical knowledge use in medical setting. It is the author's hope that such organization should ease the memory strain typically associated with the anatomy studies, as it is much easier to remember relevant facts if they have an immediate particular meaning attached to them.
Medicine, physical therapy, or physical education and sport science undergraduate students, as well as orthopaedics, sports medicine, or rehabilitation postgraduate interns, could find the content both informative and interesting, and use it either to deepen or just to refresh their knowledge. All the learners should note that the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and it does not endorse or recommend any specific tests, procedures, opinions or other information that it links to.