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Learning Objectives


    1. Develop prioritized differential diagnoses for common presenting problems for those with musculoskeletal complaints.
    2. Describe appropriate diagnostic testing for those with musculoskeletal complaints.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge to interpret basic clinical tests and images commonly encountered in those with musculoskeletal complaints.
    4. Seek and obtain additional information from secondary sources (ex. family, medical record, pharmacy, allied health professionals) when the patient presents.
    5. Recognize differences in clinical care in the context of patient's preferences and overall health.
    6. Use verbal and non-verbal skills to establish rapport with pts/families.
    7. Effectively use an interpreter during appropriate patient care scenarios when necessary.
    8. Demonstrate sensitivity to patients including but not limited to differences in race, gender, sexual orientation and literacy.
    9. Describe and define the signs and symptoms associated with common presenting problems for patients with Musculoskeletal conditions.
    10. Perform initial assessment and interpret common intake data for common presenting problems for those with musculoskeletal complaints.
    11. Understand basic indications for and interpretation of routine imaging and lab work related to Rheumatologic conditions.
    12. Perform basic physical exam related to musculoskeletal system (upper extremity, lower extremity, spine.)
    13. Communicate effectively with patients and families, across a broad range of cultural, literacy and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    14. Identify common fracture of the wrist.
    15. Identify risk factors for fracture of wrist related to osteoporosis.
    16. Differentiate diagnosis of osteoporosis vs. osteopenia as it relates to history of fracture.