Crash Course: Muscles, Bones and Skin

Series Editor:

  • Daniel Horton-Szar, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), MRCGP, Northgate Medical Practice, Canterbury, Kent, UK

By

  • Judith Ritchie, Medical student, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Covering all aspects of the syllabus, Crash Course offers students a fast way to recap on what they need to know to get through the exams with ease. Styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book is prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors - under faculty supervision - to give them the correct level of information perfectly tailored to current curricula requirements. The series now includes improved pedagogic features and a fully revised self-assessment section, updated to meet current examination needs.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3434-4


Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Medical Science of Muscles, Bones and Skin

1. MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM - AN OVERVIEW
Overview of the musculoskeletal system
Skin
Connective tissue

2. SKELETAL MUSCLE
Skeletal muscle contraction
Cellular physiology of skeletal muscle
Functions of skeletal muscle
Disorders of skeletal muscle

3. CARDIAC AND SMOOTH MUSCLE
Cardiac muscle
Smooth muscle
Disorders of cardiac muscle
Disorders of smooth muscle

4. BONE
Overview of the skeleton
Organization of bone and cartilage
Bone formation, growth and remodelling
Bone and metabolic homoeostasis
Disorders of bone
Infections and trauma
Metabolic diseases of bone
Tumours of the skeleton
Other diseases of bone

5. JOINTS AND RELATED STRUCTURES
Classification of joints
Structure and function of joints
Blood supply and lymph drainage of joints
Nerve supply of joints
Arthropathies
Disorders affecting specific joints

6. SKIN
Organization of the skin
Skin physiology
Functions of the skin
Derivative structures of the skin

7. DISORDERS OF THE SKIN
Terminology of skin disorders
Inflammation and skin eruptions
Infections and infestations
Disorders of specific skin structures
Disorders of pigmentation
Blistering disorders
Inherited disorders of the skin
Connective tissue disorders
Skin manifestations of systemic disease
Drug-induced skin disorders

Part II: Clinical Assessment

8. COMMON PRESENTATIONS OF MUSCLE, BONE AND SKIN DISEASES
Common presenting complaints of the musculoskeletal system
Common presenting complaints of the skin

9. HISTORY AND EXAMINATION
Taking a history
General examination of joints and the musculoskeletal system
Regional examination of joints and the musculoskeletal system
Examination of the skin

10. FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS
Investigation of musculoskeletal function
Investigations of skin disorders
Routine investigations in musculoskeletal and skin disorders
Imaging of the musculoskeletal system

Part III: Self-Assessment
Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Short-answer questions (SAQs)
Extended matching questions (EMQs)
MCQ answers
SAQ answers
EMQ answers