The AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases course by Harvard Medical School ran online from September to December 2014. I was delighted to be among the participants and have proudly added the AnatomyX certificate to my CPD collection.
The course was offered by the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School and focused on five common musculoskeletal injuries seen in clinical practice.
Each case began with a patient encounter, and was followed by sessions on anatomy, histology and radiology. The modules also included observation of dissections in the anatomy laboratories, to examine the human anatomy required to understand the case.
The format of the course worked very well, bringing together theoretical knowledge with the practical case studies. I found the detailed study of tissue types was helpful in understanding the histological slides, and the dissections were also very instructive.
I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge of the human musculoskeletal system or practice applying their learning to clinical cases.
As a medical translator and editor, the course enabled me to develop my understanding of the topics and expand my knowledge of anatomical terms. I enjoyed the course immensely and am looking forward to more online learning through the edX platform in the coming year.
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By Jayne Fox BSc MITI, German-English medical translator.
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