The Musculoskeletal System for Healthcare

Explain the gross morphology of the axial and appendicular skeletons for the major bones.
Identify the parts of the skeleton responsible for support, movement, protection, production of red blood cells and storage of minerals.
Describe the structure of an appendicular long bone and relate this to its primary function.
Compare and contrast the three types of joints; fibrous, cartilaginous and synovial.
Explain movement at three types of synovial joint; pivot, hinge and ball & socket.
Distinguish between osteo and rheumatoid arthritis based on causes, symptoms and treatments.
Compare and contrast the three main types of muscular atrophy; disuse, neurogenic and cachexia in terms of causes and treatments.

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