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Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to comprehensively write and orally evaluate:

  • 3 different scenarios in which the cardiovascular system can create musculoskeletal symptoms in a man or woman over 40 years old
  • 3 different scenarios in which the pulmonary system can create musculoskeletal symptoms in a man or woman over 50 years old
  • 3 different scenarios in which the gastrointestinal system can create musculoskeletal symptoms in a man or woman over 30 years old.
  • 2 different scenarios in which the hepatobiliary system can create musculoskeletal symptoms in a man or woman over 40 years old.
  • 2 different scenarios in which the renal/urologic system can create musculoskeletal symptoms in a woman.
  • 3 different scenarios in which cancer can create musculoskeletal symptoms in a person.
  • 3 different scenarios in which the endocrine system can create musculoskeletal symptoms in a man or woman over 30 years old.
  • The framework by which differential diagnosis and medical screening will occur.
  • 3 ways the symptom presentation between any two of the following systems are similar and 3 ways they are dissimilar:  cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, renal / urologic, gynecologic, hematologic and endocrine systems.
  • 6 different scenarios in which a patient should be referred back to a physician.
  • 5 different scenarios in which a pathological fracture should be suspected based on patient presentation, history and exam.
  • 3 different scenarios in which a patient's headache may be due a life-threatening condition, not just a 'tension headache.

Topics & Regions Covered

  • Overview of the different body organ systems which create musculoskeletal symptoms
  • The history and questionnaire which helps to begin the screening process
  • Constitutional Symptoms as yellow and red flags for screening
  • The upper extremity
  • The lower extremity
  • The trunk
  • The head

Course Outline

Saturday 
7:30am Continental breakfast, pre-test
8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, body organ systems

9:00am Lecture: The patient history / initial questionnaire
10:00am Break
10:15am Lecture: Constitutional Symptoms, yellow flags and red flags
11:00am Lab:  Questioning patients with an ear toward screening
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm Lecture: Organ system cluster symptoms – Cardiovasc, Pulmonary, Hematologic
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Lecture: Organ system cluster symptoms – Gastrointestinal, Renal/Urologic, Hepatic
4:00pm Lecture: Organ system cluster symptoms – Immunologic; Cancer cluster symptoms
4:30pm Lab – small groups – describing organ system cluster symptoms
5:00pm Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics
5:30pm Adjourn
Sunday 
7:30am Continental breakfast
8:00am

Review session of Saturday

8:30am Lecture:  Pain by body region – Lower back
9:15am Lecture:  Pain by body region – Lower Quadrant (Hip, buttock and groin)
10:00am Break
10:15am Lecture:  Pain by body region – Sacrum, SI and Pelvis
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm Lecture:  Pain by body region – Chest, Scapular, Thoracic
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Lecture:  Pain by body region – Wrist, Shoulder
4:00pm Lecture:  Pain by body region – Head
4:30pm Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics
5:00pm Adjourn

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