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How do you learn about the bones in the body?

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An anatomy course provides an excellent education on the skeletal system. Anatomy studies the physical structure of an organism. A course that examines both anatomy and physiology of the human body demonstrates how the body functions with respect to the structure.

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Studying the skeletal system of the human body is fascinating. An anatomy course covers gross anatomy (large structures) and microscopic anatomy (small structures). The skeletal system is covered in gross anatomy. While there are more than 206 bones in the human body, children actually have more than 300 bones before the bones fuse together. Bones give the human body a shape; without a skeletal system, the body would look like a blob filled with organs. In addition to the bones, the skeletal system includes the ligaments, cartilage and tendons.

To learn the names of the bones in the skeletal system, people need to have excellent memorization skills, employ practical studying tactics and maintain a review schedule. Courses in anatomy are available at community colleges, online and at universities. There are several anatomy books on the market for individuals interested in learning about the skeletal system without taking a course. It is also possible learn about the body's bones using an anatomy coloring book, flash cards or textbooks produced for medical students.

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