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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.

Course Outline

Saturday 

7:30am

Continental breakfast, pre-test

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, pain patterns

9:00am

Lecture: the patient history / initial questionnaire, constitutional symptoms, yellow/red flags

10:15am

Lecture: Overview of body system clusters

11:00am

Lab: Case #1

11:30am Lecture: Cardiovascular system

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lecture: Pulmonary, gastrointestinal systems

2:15pm Lecture: Hepatobiliary, renal/urologic systems

3:00pm

Lab: Case #2

3:30pm

Lecture: Hematologic, endocrine systems

4:30pm

Lecture: Rheumatologic systems

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:  Connective tissue disorders
9:00am Lab: Case #3
10:15am Lecture: Bone pathology and fractures
11:15am Lecture: Viral infections
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm Lecture:  Gynecologic/reproductive system
1:30pm Lab: Case #4
2:00pm Lecture:  Headaches
2:30pm Lecture:  Conditions with neurological involvement
3:15pm Lab: Hands-on
4:00pm Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics
4:30pm Review of material for day 2 and post-test
5:00pm Adjourn

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