An evaluation of the structure, function, disorders and diseases of the limbs. Includes an overview of anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, clinical assessment and treatment options.
This is the second of two papers focusing on common medical and surgical disorders affecting the limbs and peripheral joints. A systematic approach to pathology, clinical features, diagnosis and management from a biomedical perspective is taken.
|Paper title||Regional Disorders - Limbs|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,397.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,745.00|
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertMSM, PGDipHealSc, PGDipMSM, PGDipPhty, MPhty
- Appropriately qualified health professionals such as medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, osteopaths, chiropractors, etc.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Convenor: Dr Jim Borowczyk, with
input from various other orthopaedic specialists including:
Emeritus Professor Alastair Rothwell
Professor Gary Hooper
Mr Alex Malone
- Paper Structure
- The paper consists of eight modules covering the commonly encountered diseases and disorders of the limbs and peripheral joints. Topics include the use of imaging techniques in musculoskeletal diagnosis; disorders and diseases affecting the shoulder, forearm and elbow; wrist and hand; hip and pelvis; the knee; calf; and ankle and foot.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Material is delivered electronically and is distance taught. There are eight fortnightly online teaching sessions.
- Readings will be provided for students to access via the Library, with additional
readings and other multimedia material provided via Blackboard.
An additional useful reference text is Netter's 'Orthopaedic Clinical Examination' by Joshua Clelend and Shane Koppenhaver. This is available from Amazon and The Book Depository and is used widely in the Musculoskeletal suite of papers.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will have thorough grounding in the common medical and surgical conditions affecting the limbs and the peripheral joints. They will have the ability to apply this knowledge in the appropriate management of patients and clients that they see in their own clinical practice.
- More information link
- View more information on the Musculoskeletal and Pain Management Programmes website