17609 - Locomotor System Diseases (AK-B)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has acquired the knowledge on the basic medical evaluation of the main pathologies of the locomotor apparatus, in particular: congenital deformities, growth and degenerative pathologies of adult and old age. The student is able to know the methods of diagnostic study of these pathologies, the main therapeutic options, both conservative and surgical, the principles of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of traumas involving the musculoskeletal system.

Course contents


Spastic paralysis

Newborn paralysis

Musculoskeletal oncology:primary and metastatic tumors of bone

Introduction to traumatology

approach to the poly trauma patient


Cavus foot


Vertebral fractures

Osteomyelitis and spondylodiscitis



Manuale di Ortopedia e Traumatologia

S. Giannini, C. Faldini, Minerva Medica Editors

Teaching methods

Frontal Lectures

Assessment methods

The final exam is an oral exam in which the student will be asked to discuss a topic taken from the program. During the interview, questions have to verify the degree of in-depth knowledge of the proposed topic and the other topics of the program, the critical ability to connect different knowledge to each other and the achievement of an organic understanding of the topics covered in class.

Teaching tools

PPT presentations

Multimedia content

Office hours

See the website of Alberto Corrado Di Martino


Good health and well-being Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.