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Crash Course: Muscles, Bones and Skin

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.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: November 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3434-4

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

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