MichiganX Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems Free Online Course

The University of Michigan is pleased to announce free online course termed as MichiganX Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems. The course is aimed for learning the integumentary system anatomy functions and skeletal muscle anatomy functions.

The course covers the components of the integumentary system that helps to protect our body (epidermis, dermis, hair, nails, and glands), and helps to learn how the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and skeletal muscles) protects and allows the body to move. This will start on January 1, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours per week
Subject: Biology & Life Sciences
Institution: University of Michigana and edx
Languages: English
Price:  Free, add a Verified Certificate for $49
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on January 1, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Michigan was founded in 1817 as one of the first public universities in the nation. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

About This Course

You will learn how the components of the integumentary system help protect our body (epidermis, dermis, hair, nails, and glands), and how the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and skeletal muscles) protects and allows the body to move.

The integumentary system and musculoskeletal system are the most important part of our body. The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside. And the musculoskeletal system provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body.

Why Take This Course?

  • This is a free on-line course that provides a deep knowledge of the integumentary system and musculoskeletal system.
  • You can also buy a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain. An instructor-signed certificate with the institution’s logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the integumentary system anatomy and function
  • Understand the skeletal system anatomy and function
  • Learn joint classifications, function, and clinical correlations
  • Learn skeletal muscle anatomy and function


Kathleen Alsup: Kathleen Alsup is a Lecturer and Curator for the Division of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Surgery, at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Course Format

  • Integumentary Systems
  1. Functions of the integumentary system
  2. Layers of skin and functions
  3. Melanin and skin color
  4. Sebaceous and sudoriferous glands
  5. Somatic senses and adaption
  6. Sense modalities
  7. Hair and nails
  • Skeletal Muscle Anatomy
  1. Properties, functions, and types of muscular tissue
  2. Connective tissue coverings and tendons
  3. Myofiber structures, growth, and proteins
  4. Synovial joint movements
  5. Skeletal muscle fibers
  6. Muscle attachment sites
  7. Muscles of facial expressions
  8. Abdominal wall, breathing, and pelvic floor muscles
  9. Pectoral girdle, shoulder join, and other upper body muscles
  10. Muscles of the gluteal region
  • Joints
  1. Function of Joints
  2. Joint structure and movement classifications
  3. Ligaments and other synovial joint structures
  4. Factors affecting range of motion
  5. Arthritis and aging
  6. Glenohumeral and associated joints
  7. Elbow and wrist joints
  8. Hip, knee, and ankle joints


Basic knowledge of Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems

How to Join This Course

Interested candidates can sign up through the given link to be entering in the free on-line course: https://courses.edx.org/register?course_id=course-v1%3AMichiganX%2BANATOMY403.1x%2B1T2017&enrollment_action=enroll&email_opt_in=true

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  • The students will learn about the integumentary system (skin, hair, nails, and glands), and how the bones, joints, and muscles of the musculoskeletal system function sfater completion of this course.
  • You can add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn that will be increase your job prospects

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