Anatomical Terminolgy

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the anatomical position
  • Describe the human body using directional and regional terms
  • Identify three planes most commonly used in the study of anatomy
  • Distinguish between the posterior (dorsal) and the anterior (ventral) body cavities, identifying their subdivisions and representative organs found in each
  • Describe serous membrane and explain its function

Module 1 Anatomical Position
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 Anatomical Position
Unit 3 Regional Terms
Unit 4 Directional Terms
Unit 5 Body Planes
Unit 6 Body Cavities and Serous Membranes
Unit 7 Subdivisions of the Posterior (Dorsal) and Anterior (Ventral) Cavities
Unit 8 Membranes of the Anterior (Ventral) Body Cavity
Unit 9 Review
Module 2 Supplementary Material
Unit 1 Glossary
Unit 2 Critical Thinking