Musculoskeletal and Integument (MSI) – SMD 563

Total Contact Hours:

36 hours

Course Director:

Larry J. Ream, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology
Julian Trevino, M.D., Associate Professor, Dermatology

Course Description:

This course presents the common diseases and illnesses affecting the skin and musculoskeletal systems, including infectious, neoplastic, environmental, and immunologic. Through laboratory exercises, case discussions, and team-based learning modules, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are discussed.


Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, and Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

1.
Institutional Objectives

2.
Learning Goals

3.
Assessment
Activities (graded)

4.
Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5.
Teaching and Learning Activities

K1

Identify the normal histology and physiological functions of skeletal muscle, discriminate between normal and abnormal skeletal muscle, and identify pathogenic mechanisms and clinical presentation of common disorders of skeletal muscle when given a case vignette of a patient with possible disorder in this domain.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

 

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

Identify the key features of peripheral nerve injury and recovery in the context of clinical signs and symptoms; interpret results of EMG and nerve conduction studies in context of patient history & physical findings, pose differential diagnosis.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Patient Panel

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

EMG Demo

K1

Explain the movements that occur at various types of synovial joints; describe the process of long bone growth and explain how hormones and physical stress regulate bone remodeling.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Practice Questions (Notepack)

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

Given a case vignette of a patient with a fracture, detail the stages of fracture repair and its biologic mechanisms.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

 

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

Given case vignettes of patients with probably bone diseases, identify the pathogenic mechanisms in relation to clinical features and natural history of those disorders.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

 

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

Accurately explain the patho-physiologic basis, clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options for a patient with a common joint disorder. 

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

 

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

Given case vignettes with images, identify common and potentially lethal dermatologic conditions and indicate their pathogenesis, presentation and course, and evidence-based treatment approaches.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

 

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

Given a case vignette of a patient requiring therapeutic agents for a skin disorder, indicate drug of choice and mechanism of action, contraindications, adverse side effects, and potential drug-drug interactions.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

 

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with a possible skin cancer, interpret biopsy findings within context of staging, and indicate choices of treatment and prognosis.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

TBL GAPP

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

After case presentations of Low Back Pain, Progressive Paraplegia, Multiple Joint Aches, Acute Hot Joint, and Shoulder pain, indicate key pathogenic features, next steps in diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment options.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Differential Diagnosis Cases

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1, K3

C2

P2

During live patient presentations on Spinal Cord Injury and Myotonic Dystrophy, ask pertinent questions about their history, course of illness, impact of illness on their lives. 

No formal assessment

Patient Panel

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

K1

 

Presented with a case vignette of a patient who needs or is taking an antipyretic analgesic or NSAID, identify drug options given clinical presentation and history, articulate mechanisms of action, contraindications, adverse side effects, and drug-drug interactions for selected options. 

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

TBL peer feedback at end of Term 1

Differential Diagnosis Cases

Textbooks

Notepack

Live Lecture

Pharm

Discussion with Residents