84615 - Musculoskeletal System Diseases -

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Neurophysiopathology techniques (cod. 8482)

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of the main essentials of orthopaedic and trauma surgery to support the daily practice of the electrophysiology technician

Course contents

Degenerative disease of joints, cartilage and spine

Spinal stenosis




Lumbar disc herniation

Cervical Disk Herniation, Cervical spine stenosis and myelopathy

Principles of trauma surgery

Approach to the polytrauma patient

Spinal fractures

Primary and metastatic tumors of the musculoskeletal system

Compressive syndromes of the peripheral nerves


Giannini - Faldini

Manuale di Ortopedia e Traumatologia

Teaching methods

Frontal Lectures

Surgical Videos

Assessment methods

The final exam is an oral exam in which the student will be asked to discuss about three topics taken out 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.
The exam will be considered passed if the student demonstrates sufficient knowledge in each topic.
The achievement of an organic vision of the topics addressed in class, combined with their critical
contextualization, the demonstration of possession of an expressive command and specific language will be evaluated with marks of excellence. The final mark of the Integrated Course, of which this teaching is part, is the result of the weighted average between the individual modules.

Teaching tools

Surgical videos

Powerpoint presentations

Meeting with experts

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.