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Going Out on a Limb: Anatomy of the Upper Limb - University of Pennsylvania



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Take a tour through the inner-workings of the upper limb with Penn’s award winning Anatomy Professor, Dr. James S. White.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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What you'll learn on the course

Upper Limb
Anatomical terminology

Course programme

Anatomy lab isn’t just for first year medical students anymore. With this online anatomy course, anyone can learn about the upper limb, without the cadaver. This course will serve as your introduction to the anatomy of the upper limb. We’ll start with basic human anatomical terminology and apply that knowledge to examining the bones of the upper limb and how they articulate at joints. You will also learn about the muscles that produce movement at those joints in addition to the innervation and blood supply of the upper limb.

What you'll learn
  • Anatomical terminology
  • Bones and muscles of the upper limb
  • Actions of each upper limb muscle
  • Innervation and blood supply of the upper limb

Additional information

James S. White Dr. White is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students. He received a B.A in History from Lynchburg College and received a Ph.D. in Anatomy from The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. White has written two review books in anatomy and has received over 20 teaching awards.