Knowledge Check: Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Week 7: Concepts of Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders – Part 1

Anatomists often use the analogy of a house to explain the human body, with skeletal systems, respiratory systems, and circulatory systems represented as a home’s framing structure, ventilation, and piping, respectively. Such analogies further emphasize the point that relationships between systems can result in complications when issues arise in one system.

With hundreds of diseases that can impact the brain, spine, and nerves, neurological disorders represent a complicated array of issues that present significant health concerns. Disorders such as strokes and Parkinson’s disease not only affect the nervous system, however; they can have secondary impacts in other areas, especially the musculoskeletal system.

This week, you examine fundamental concepts of neurological disorders. You explore common disorders that impact these systems and you apply the key terms and concepts that help communicate the pathophysiological nature of these issues to patients.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze concepts and principles of pathophysiology across the lifespan

Learning Resources

Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)
Required Media (click to expand/reduce)

Knowledge Check: Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders

In this exercise, you will complete a 5-essay type question Knowledge Check to gauge your understanding of this module’s content.

Possible topics covered in this Knowledge Check include:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Headache
  • Seizure disorders
  • Head injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Gout
  • Lyme Disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Fractures
  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s

Three basic bone-formations:

  • Osteoblasts
  • Osteocytes
  • Osteoclasts

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Complete the Knowledge Check By Day 7 of Week 7
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