Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Musculoskeletal Assessment  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S003472
Name of lecturer
Luca Idolazzi
Coordinator
Luca Idolazzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/16 - RHEUMATOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1° semestre dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is the full execution of clinical musculoskeletal examination. The first part covers the main difference in pain and stiffness as main points for inflammatory or degenerative pain, then a full spectrum of clinical alterations due to inflammatory disease is shown, with reference to clinical maneuvers to describe the alterations. The same is done with degenerative diseases. A practical session is aimed to teach and test the main signs and the students will be allowed to practice them under tutorship. Another practical session is for the basic reading of radiological signs several musculoskeletal disease, in direct connection with the clinical examination. The students will be trained in X rays and ultrasound reading at a basic level.

Syllabus

first meeting: basic elements of clinical examination for inflammatory pathologies of the joints, bone and muscles

second meeting: basic elements of clinical examination for degenerative and traumatic pathologies of the joints, bone and muscles

third meeting: standard imaging in rheumatology

fourth meeting: practical session with US imaging

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Salaffi Fausto SEMEIOTICA REUMATOLOGICA. PARTE I – ARTO SUPERIORE (Edizione 1) Mattioli 1885 2015
Salaffi Fausto SEMEIOTICA REUMATOLOGICA. PARTE III – ARTO INFERIORE Mattioli 1885 2015
Salaffi Fausto SEMEIOTICA REUMATOLOGICA. PARTE SEMEIOTICA REUMATOLOGICA PARTE II – COLONNA VERTEBRALE E ARTICOLAZIONE TEMPORO-MANDIBOLARE Mattioli 1885 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Approved for at least 75% of the attendance expected





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