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Orthopedics Elective Course Description

Course Name: Musculoskeletal Diseases
Course Number: OR-401 
Elective Type: B1
Coordinator(s): Norman Beisaw M.D.
Michelle Auger

Department: Orthopedics
Sites Available: UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered: M8, M9 & M10
Number of Students / Month: 10
Prerequisites: Completion of Medicine and Surgery clerkship 
Elective Description: To provide an overview of musculoskeletal problems, under the supervision of medical school faculty and Medical Center staff from Anatomy, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Occupational Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics, Orthotics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physiatry, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Prosthetics, Radiology, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Stress Reduction, Vascular Surgery. Provide exposure to broad outpatient contact base including: trauma(sprains, strains, factures, dislocations), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue syndromes, spondyloarthropathy, crystal induced arthritis, overuse syndromes entrapment neuropathy, acute and chronic pain syndromes sports medicine, joint replacement. To develop proficiency in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. 
Note: UMass Students only
Location: UMMHC-University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA  01655