There are 206 bones in a typical human body, providing a range of important functions :
- They provide a framework that supports the body
- They protect the organs within the body cavities from mechanical injury
- They contain and protect the red bone marrow
- They provide a storage site for inorganic salts (e.g. calcium and phosphate)
- They create a system of levers which can be used to create motion in the body
Each of the following sections contain quizzes on different areas of the skeletal system. If you work through them regularly, you'll soon be able to remember the names and locations of every bone in the body! Choose from the following body areas or quizzes:
- The full skeleton : Including the axial and appendicular divisions
Front view : Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2 --- Quiz 3 (joints)
Back view : Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2 (joints)
Side view : Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2 (joints)
- The axial skeleton : The bones of the head, torso, and pelvic girdle
Front view : Quiz 1
Side view : Quiz 2
The skull : Quiz 1
The spine : Quiz 1
The teeth : Quiz 1
- The appendicular skeleton : The bones of the arms and legs
Front view : Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2 (advanced)
The hand : Quiz 1
The foot : Quiz 1
- Hand & foot : Quiz 1
- Bone anatomy : The internal structure of a bone
Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2 --- Quiz 3
Quiz 4 -- Quiz 5
In this section we've added a few alternative study aids to help you along.
- Articles - Here you'll find a range of short articles on basic anatomy and physiology topics, complete with a few 'test yourself' questions for each one.
- Images and pdf's - Just in case you get tired of looking at the screen we've provided images and pdf files that you can print out and use for 'off-line' practice.
- Word Roots - When you learn the word roots, prefixes and suffixes contained within anatomical and medical terms, you can often work out what they mean. This can be a useful skill as you progress in your studies, so we've provided a dictionary to help you!
- Games - Finally in the resources section, we've added some simple games to make anatomy and physiology practice a little bit more fun.