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MSME703 Musculoskeletal Disorders

Clinical evaluation, assessment and management of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. Focuses on a clinical approach to musculoskeletal problems as they present in primary care.

'Musculoskeletal Disorders' is a key paper in the musculoskeletal suite of papers. It covers the basic medical and orthopaedic disorders commonly encountered in musculoskeletal management. It focuses on a clinical approach to musculoskeletal problems as they present in primary care. The modules aim to provide a firm clinical science platform relevant to practising musculoskeletal management in primary care. While not completely exhaustive in its content, the major diseases and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system are covered in detail.

Paper title Musculoskeletal Disorders
Paper code MSME703
Subject Musculoskeletal Medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,369.88
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertMSM, PGCertPHC, PGDipHealSc, PGDipMSM, PGDipPHC, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Eligibility
Appropriately qualified health professionals such as medical practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, etc.
Contact
orthopaedics.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor Dr Jim Borowczyk, plus invited specialists for various modules with assistance from a range of other specialists, including rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricians.
Paper Structure
This paper consists of eight modules covering topics such as:
  • Fracture assessment and management
  • Wound and soft tissue assessment and management
  • Diseases and disorders of bone
  • Arthritic conditions, including osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal tumours and infections
  • Paediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal disorders
Teaching Arrangements
Material is delivered electronically and is distance taught. There are eight fortnightly online teaching sessions.
Textbooks
There is no single textbook that encompasses the material covered in this paper at Diploma level. However, a useful reference text is:

Luqmani R., Robb J., Porter D., Keating J. "Textbook of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rheumatology".

This is available to buy online. Example Chapter
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have developed a broad understanding of the critical aspects of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. The issues involved in recognising and managing these conditions in primary care are discussed and developed.

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Further Information

Rebekah Higgs
Departmental / Programmes Manager
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 1086
Email rebekah.higgs@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Clinical evaluation, assessment and management of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. Focuses on a clinical approach to musculoskeletal problems as they present in primary care.

'Musculoskeletal Disorders' is a key paper in the musculoskeletal suite of papers. It covers the basic medical and orthopaedic disorders commonly encountered in musculoskeletal management. It focuses on a clinical approach to musculoskeletal problems as they present in primary care. The modules aim to provide a firm clinical science platform relevant to practising musculoskeletal management in primary care. While not completely exhaustive in its content, the major diseases and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system are covered in detail.

Paper title Musculoskeletal Disorders
Paper code MSME703
Subject Musculoskeletal Medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertMSM, PGCertPHC, PGDipHealSc, PGDipMSM, PGDipPHC, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Eligibility
Appropriately qualified health professionals such as medical practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, etc.
Contact
orthopaedics.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor Dr Jim Borowczyk, plus invited specialists for various modules with assistance from a range of other specialists, including rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricians.
Paper Structure
This paper consists of eight modules covering topics such as:
  • Fracture assessment and management
  • Wound and soft tissue assessment and management
  • Diseases and disorders of bone
  • Arthritic conditions, including osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal tumours and infections
  • Paediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal disorders
Teaching Arrangements
Material is delivered electronically and is distance taught. There are eight fortnightly online teaching sessions.
Textbooks
There is no single textbook that encompasses the material covered in this paper. However, a useful reference text is:

Luqmani R., Robb J., Porter D., Keating J. "Textbook of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rheumatology".

This is available to buy online. Example Chapter
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have developed a broad understanding of the critical aspects of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. The issues involved in recognising and managing these conditions in primary care are discussed and developed.

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Further Information

Rebekah Higgs
Departmental / Programmes Manager
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 1086
Email rebekah.higgs@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard