Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

MSME701 Clinical Diagnosis

Clinical diagnosis and evaluation of patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Emphasis is on learning musculoskeletal clinical examination and diagnostic skills, with an evidence-based approach to the use of manual skills and clinical tests. This paper is restricted to medical graduates, and is a prerequisite for MSME709. 9-day on-campus course.

MSME 701 is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in musculoskeletal clinical diagnostic practice and theory. The teaching will cover all the basic anatomy, biomechanics and evidence base for the clinical techniques used in musculoskeletal diagnosis. The paper also covers critical reasoning, the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal and myofascial pain, radiology, and relevant neurology for accurate musculoskeletal diagnosis. This paper is restricted to medical graduates and is a prerequisite forMSME 709 Clinical Therapeutics.

This paper includes an on-campus block course.

Paper title Clinical Diagnosis
Paper code MSME701
Subject Musculoskeletal Medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,103.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

^ Top of page

Restriction
MSMX 701
Limited to
PGCertMSM, PGDipMSM, PGDipHealSc, MHealSc
Paper Structure
This paper is taught through an on-campus block course so that students can review and refine their clinical examination and diagnostic techniques. Students work in small groups with experienced clinical tutors. Material is provided electronically prior to attending the on-campus course.

This paper covers the following areas:
  • Examination of the musculoskeletal system
  • Clinical interviewing
  • Radiology - evaluating plain x-rays, indications for referral, interpreting reports for patients, special techniques; CT, MRI, ultrasound
Eligibility
Students must be registered medical practitioners to enrol in this paper.
Contact
orthopaedics.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Jim Borowczyk and Dr Geoff Harding
Teaching Arrangements
This paper centres around a 9-day practical, on-campus course held in Christchurch 9-17 March 2017.
Textbooks
Netter's 'Orthopaedic Clinical Examination' by Joshua Cleland and Shane Koppenhaver. Available from the publisher or from Amazon or The Book Depository.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Confidence and expertise in their assessment of musculoskeletal anatomy, biomechanics and musculoskeletal neurology
  • Skills in critical thinking for musculoskeletal diagnosis
  • An understanding of the implications of neurobiological aspects of pain on musculoskeletal examination and diagnosis

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

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

Clinical diagnosis and evaluation of patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Emphasis is on learning musculoskeletal clinical examination and diagnostic skills, with an evidence-based approach to the use of manual skills and clinical tests. This paper is restricted to medical graduates, and is a prerequisite for MSME709. 9-day on-campus course.

MSME 701 is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in musculoskeletal clinical diagnostic practice and theory. The teaching will cover all the basic anatomy, biomechanics and evidence base for the clinical techniques used in musculoskeletal diagnosis. The paper also covers critical reasoning, the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal and myofascial pain, radiology, and relevant neurology for accurate musculoskeletal diagnosis. This paper is restricted to medical graduates and is a prerequisite for MSME 709 Clinical Therapeutics.

Paper title Clinical Diagnosis
Paper code MSME701
Subject Musculoskeletal Medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
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.

^ Top of page

Restriction
MSMX 701
Limited to
PGCertMSM, PGDipMSM, PGDipHealSc, MHealSc
Eligibility
Students must be registered medical practitioners to enrol in this paper.
Contact
orthopaedics.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Jim Borowczyk
Paper Structure
This paper is taught through a 9-day on-campus block course so that students can review and refine their clinical examination and diagnostic techniques. Students work in small groups with experienced clinical tutors. Some material is provided electronically prior to attending the on-campus course.

This paper covers the following areas:
  • Examination of the musculoskeletal system
  • Clinical interviewing
  • Radiology - evaluating plain x-rays, indications for referral, interpreting reports for patients, special techniques; CT, MRI, ultrasound
Teaching Arrangements
This paper centres around a 9-day practical, on-campus course held in Christchurch, New Zealand normally in March each year (likely to be next held 15-23 March 2018).
Textbooks
Netter's 'Orthopaedic Clinical Examination' by Joshua Cleland and Shane Koppenhaver. Available from the publisher or from Amazon or The Book Depository.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Confidence and expertise in their assessment of musculoskeletal anatomy, biomechanics and musculoskeletal neurology
  • Skills in critical thinking for musculoskeletal diagnosis
  • An understanding of the implications of neurobiological aspects of pain on musculoskeletal examination and diagnosis

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

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