The musculoskeletal, spinal cord, rheumatology, and dermatology (MSK) block relates common musculoskeletal, spinal cord, peripheral nervous, and skin disorders and injuries to the structure and function of affected tissues. Impact on the mental and physical health of afflicted individuals.
By the end of the course students should be able to: 1. Describe the development of the musculoskeletal system from the fetal period to adulthood. 2. Describe the microscopic anatomical structure of skin, bones, cartilage, and skeletal muscles. 3. Describe the general nature of the articulations and movements at all the joints of the spine and the upper and lower limbs. 4. Identify appropriate laboratory, procedural, and radiological tests used in the diagnosis of common musculoskeletal, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, skin disorders and injuries. 5. Recognize the major signs, symptoms, etiologies, and pathophysiology of common musculoskeletal, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and skin disorders and injuries. 6. Illustrate basic mechanisms of action, classes of agents, and comparative pharmacology of agents used in the treatment of pain and musculoskeletal and rheumatologic disorders. 7. Demonstrate competence in the gathering and analysis of clinical data for musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous system, and rheumatologic disease presentations. 8. Recognize how rheumatologic and peripheral nervous system diseases impact humans throughout the major phases of the life cycle. 9. Identify the functions and regulation of cells and soluble factors involved in autoimmune disease. 10. Illustrate the effects of disability on mental and physical health as well as its effects on access to care and services. 11. Apply cultural, bio psychosocial and developmental factors to patient-centered care related to musculoskeletal disorders. 12. Apply the fundamentals of medical ethics to issues involving diseases of the musculoskeletal system. 13. Describe the role and components of occupational health care. MK5, MK10, SBP1, 14. Discuss the physiology of skeletal muscle, bone, and the peripheral sensory and somatic nervous systems. 15. Identify the major anatomical features of the spinal cord, spinal nerves, and peripheral nerves. 16. Discuss individual and population-based effects of behavior, development, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors on health, disease incidence, prevalence, and therapy efficacy as they relate to the musculoskeletal systems. 17. Demonstrate thoughtful use of peer-reviewed resources and evidence-based recommendations in discussions of musculoskeletal disease pathophysiology and treatment. 18. Demonstrate the qualities required to sustain life long personal development and professional growth. 19. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with patients, families, peers, and healthcare professionals. 20. Demonstrate proficiency in oral case presentation and written case documentation. 21. Demonstrate awareness and appropriate responses to social and cultural aspects of health and disease. 22. Describe the incidence, prevalence, causative factors and prevention strategies as it relates domestic violence and child abuse.