DOSYS-724: Musculoskeletal

Credits 4.0
Academic Level

This course provides the student with an interdisciplinary approach to the primary care focused evaluation and treatment of conditions involving the neuromusculoskeletal system. Foundations of anatomy and biomechanics, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology are included to enhance the understanding of fundamental clinical concepts. Basic science and aspects of clinical neuromusculoskeletal medicine are considered with emphasis upon osteopathic medical practice; familiarity with previous coursework will be assumed and expected. Topics in the areas of orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, radiology, rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management are included in the course. Methods of examining the neuromusculoskeletal system will be addressed in conjunction with the Essentials of Patient Care when possible.