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Anatomy and Physiology: Muscle Structure and Function (MSAPF)

Certification Training
Duration: 0.6 hours, Online (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 1
Self-paced Training: 24/7 access to course.
Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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BioPharma Institute LogoTraining Program: Anatomy and Physiology: Muscle Structure and Function
Training Provided By: BioPharma Institute

Availability: Immediately available upon ordering.

Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsConsisting of muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and their associated nerves, the musculoskeletal system creates the individual`s structural and physical integrity and the framework for movement, while protecting vital organs. This course introduces muscle physiology and nervous control.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

The Anatomy and Physiology: Muscle Structure and Function course is found in the following professional certification program(s):


1. Course Information
2. Interface Tour
3. Course Overview

4. Objectives
5. Skeletal Muscle
6. Contractile Proteins
7. Smooth and Cardiac Muscle
8. Progress Check

9. Objectives
10. Sliding Filaments
11. The Action Potential
12. Progress Check

13. Objectives
14. The Motor Unit
15. The All-or-None Law
16. The Neuromuscular Junction
17. Progress Check

18. Summary


Describe the gross anatomy and histology of different muscle types.
Give examples of each muscle type.
List the different contractile proteins and their role in muscle function.
Describe the sliding filament theory of muscle contraction.
Explain the biochemical reactions that generate muscle contraction.
Explain the components of action potential.
Name and describe motor unit examples.
Describe the components of a single muscle twitch.
Explain the sequence of events at the neuromuscular junction during contraction initiation.

Online Training Program Benefits:

  • Immediate access to training: Instructions, username, password and receipt of payment emailed instantly upon online enrollment
  • Optimized for learning: Courses include voice-overs, easy navigation, progress checks, and high-quality animations to increase retention of subject matter
  • Self-paced courses: 24/7 access to individual courses for 90 days; and 180 days for professional certification programs
  • Flexible final assessments: Tests include multiple-choice questions and can be taken repeatedly until a passing score is achieved
  • Direct access to certificates: Documentation instantly available once course requirements have been fulfilled
  • Verification of training: Certificates can be verified online, and electronic badges are issued for all Professional Certification programs
  • Corporate reimbursements: Employers may pay for or reimburse employees for training. Purchase orders (POs) for both individual and group training are accepted
  • Corporate LMS solutions: All courses are SCORM compliant and can be delivered from most corporate Learning Management Systems
  • Secure and safe access: Website and LMS offer an encrypted connection with firewall protection and daily scans for optimal level of security and performance
  • Career advancement: Professional certifications may be helpful for those seeking new careers or transitioning to different positions within their organization

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