The Musculoskeletal-Integumentary block provides a foundation in the normal structure and function of the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems, as well as an introduction to clinical conditions related to these systems. Specific topics include the development of these systems and an overview of common developmental abnormalities; recognition of the structural components of skin, bones, skeletal muscles, and joints at multiple levels of organization ranging from cells and tissues to gross anatomical structures; the physiology and biomechanics of muscles, and their actions at joints. Related topics in dermatology, electromyography, genetics, microbiology, neurology, nutrition, orthopedic and abdominal wall surgery, pathology, pharmacology, radiology, rheumatology, and physical therapy will be discussed in the context of these foundational concepts.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand and describe the development and mature structure of the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems at the histological and gross anatomical levels.
- Understand and describe the function of the musculoskeletal system in terms of its physiology, biomechanics, and actions at joints.
- Understand the regulation and response of related tissues to hormonal, autonomic, and pharmacological factors.
- Recognize common clinical conditions relating to the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems, and understand and explain their pathogenesis.
- Describe common tools used in the diagnosis of related clinical conditions and common treatment paradigms.
If you need more information on the Musculoskeletal - Integumentary block, please contact:
David Pettigrew, PhD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room G452A
Phone: (513) 558-7375
Mark Goddard, MD
Office: Stetson Room 5200
Phone: (513) 558-2919