MED 522 - Neuromusculoskeletal B
10 credit hours
This course integrates the basic and clinical sciences associated with the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. Clinical presentations are used to explain the fundamental relationships between neurons, nerves, muscles, and bones. Physiology, anatomy, pathology, embryology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, genetics, and pharmacology are used to reveal structure and function.
The clinical presentations incorporated into the course include those mainly associated with the nervous system such as weakness, numbness/tingling, headache, movement disorders, dizziness/vertigo, and acute neurological deficits.
Guided learning through reading assignments, small group exercises and large group activities allow students to examine relevant basic science concepts of neural and musculoskeletal function from a clinical viewpoint. Other large group sessions, as well as material presented in concurrent courses (e.g., Medical Skills, Osteopathic Principles & Practice) augment the learning by providing a broader picture in which to incorporate knowledge and opportunities to clarify topics.