Lesson Assignment

LESSON 4 The Human Skeletal System.

TEXT ASSIGNMENT Paragraphs 4-1 through 4-14.

LESSON OBJECTIVES After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

4-1. Define skeleton.

4-2. Name four functions of the human skeleton.

4-3. Name the layers and describe the basic structure of an individual bone, name and describe the parts of an individual long bone, and describe the periosteum and the blood supply of an individual bone.

4-4. Describe the development of an individual bone.

4-5. Name four types of bones by shape.

4-6. Describe major categories used in classification of joints.

4-7. Name the major parts of a "typical" synovial joint.

4-8. Name and describe classifications of synovial joints according to the kind of motion and number of axes.

4-9. Name and define the two major subdivisions of the skeleton.

4-10. Describe a typical vertebra. Name the regions of the vertebral column and give the number of vertebrae in each region. Describe the intervertebral discs and ligaments that hold vertebrae together.

4-11. Describe the thoracic cage.

4-12. Describe the skull.

4-13. Describe the general pattern of the bones of the upper and lower members.

SUGGESTION After completing the assignment, complete the exercises at the end of this lesson. These exercises will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.

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