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BMS 6635

Musculoskeletal Systems

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  • This second-year course provides the medical student the opportunity to learn the normal development, structure, and function of the musculoskeletal system, expanding on the foundations from the first-year anatomy course. Common congenital and acquired pathologic conditions and the interpretation of diagnostic tests and basic treatment options are reviewed. The following areas are emphasized: effects of environment, nutrition, exercise, and aging on bone and joint homeostasis; radiological assessment and correlation with pathoanatomy; and the bases of autoimmunity, rheumatologic diseases, and inflammatory disorders. The course provides opportunities to learn and assess application of pathophysiologic reasoning as well as clinical, laboratory, and radiologic findings to assist in differential diagnosis with review of treatment strategies.