Online Course
Exploring Head and Jaw Anatomy
Broaden your understanding of the anatomy of the head and jaw

1.5-2 hours





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Daphne Xuan
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Daphne is a physiotherapist who specialises in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice

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Primal Pictures strives to deliver best-in-class anatomical solutions that educate, engage and inspire

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The anatomy of the head and jaw is highly complex. The head includes the skull, hyoid bone, and face. The skull contains cranial and facial structures. Its function is to provide protection and support for its inner contents and an attachment site for muscles. The face can be divided into upper and lower regions. The upper region consists of the forehead, eyes, and nose. The lower region contains the lips, chin, and jaw. The muscles of ths area are involved in facial expression, speech, eye movements and mastication or chewing. This course provides a detailed discussion of the bones, ligaments, nerves and blood supply of the head and jaw.


This course aims to explore the functional anatomy of the head and jaw.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


  • Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.
  • Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
  • Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.
  • Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the bony, articular and soft tissue components of the head and temporomandibular joint
  • describe the origin, insertion, and roles of key muscles and ligaments of the temporomandibular joint and face
  • identify the primary nerves and blood vessels that innervate and supply the head and jaw

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Daphne Xuan: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

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Upskill your knowledge on the head and jaw. Well-structured course with relevant reads and engaging quiz!
Lucinda Hampton