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Head and Neck Anatomy on CD-ROM, Unit Three: Muscles

Head and Neck Anatomy on CD-ROM, Unit Three: Muscles

This interactive CD-ROM* offers a comprehensive review of all muscles of the head and neck. Special emphasis is placed on muscles of: 1) facial expressions, 2) mastication, 3) the soft palate and pharynx, and 4) the neck. Using a combination of 3-D photographs, illustrations, video, and audible pronunciation of the terminology, the program provides an interactive format that is easy to use and allows you to study at your own pace. You are able to test your understanding of the material by using the multiple choice and identification exercises at the end of each topic. Instant feedback is provided during the quizzes, as well as a review option.

After studying this fun and stimulating CD-ROM, you will be able to:

  • locate and identify the muscles of the head and neck on a diagram and a skull.
  • describe the origin, insertion, and action of the muscles of the head and neck.
  • state the nerves innervating each muscle of the head and neck.
  • describe the muscular action during the process of swallowing.
  • apply knowledge of head and neck muscles to the clinical practice of patient examination.
  • describe the association of the muscles of mastication with the movements of the mandible.

*CD-ROM is available for rental only to complete course requirements. Tuition does not include the purchase of the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM must be returned within three weeks of the date you receive the course materials.

Original release date: 04-30-2004. Due to the educational nature of the material, course content remains current.

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Tuition and Fees



5 hours

Minnesota credits: 5 fundamental

Materials provided
  • 1 CD-ROM
  • 1 post-test
Equipment needed

Minimum hardware requirements
Windows 95/98/NT:
Windows compatible with a CDROM reader

Compatibility limited to Macintosh devices with PowerPC CPU processors built before 2006 with a CDROM reader

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