Ch 17: Musculoskeletal System Alternations Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Musculoskeletal System Alterations chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the definitions, causes and symptoms of gout, psoriasis, myopathy, rickets and other conditions. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Musculoskeletal System Alterations chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Bone Tissue: Functions and Types;
Skeletal System and Muscular System;
Joints: Structure and Functions;
What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes and Symptoms
The kinds of cells found in bone;
Different types of muscles, and the bones of the skeletal system;
A look at different joints and how they aid in the body's movements;
Two classes of myopathies and the ways in which they're diagnosed
Tuesday Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Affected Locations, Signs and Treatments;
Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism and Treatment;
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment;
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? - Symptoms and Treatment
A look at what happens when this condition occurs;
The pathophysiology of this disease;
The effects of rheumatoid arthritis on the body;
An exploration of how and why this disease occurs
Wednesday What is Gout? - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment;
How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis;
Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme;
What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Causes and Treatment
An explanation of what happens when crystals form in the joints;
The contributing factors for psoriatic arthritis;
The reasons for and diagnosis of septic arthritis;
The clinical signs and treatment of this condition
Thursday What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes and Treatment;
Osteomalacia and Rickets: Causes and Symptoms;
Paget's Disease of Bone: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
A look at the risk factors for osteoporosis;
The correlation between vitamin D and osteomalacia;
An explanation of how some viruses or fractures can lead to this bone disease
Friday The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations;
The Different Types of Skeletal and Muscle Tumors;
Marfan Syndrome: Signs and Management
The characteristics of open, closed and incomplete fractures;
Cancers of the muscles;
The causes of this genetic tissue disorder

18 Lessons in Chapter 17: Musculoskeletal System Alternations Lesson Plans
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Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

1. Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

In this lesson, we will explore bone as a connective tissue. We will discuss the anatomy of bone, as well as the cell types which make up bone, including how bone is formed and broken down.

Skeletal System and Muscular System

2. Skeletal System and Muscular System

Do you know how many bones are in the human body? Check out this video lesson to uncover the answer, as well as understand the role and importance of the skeletal and muscular systems.

Joints: Structure and Functions

3. Joints: Structure and Functions

Find out what part of your body is affected when you tear your meniscus, how synovial fluid is made, what the synovial membrane helps to comprise, what a joint is, and why a joint capsule is important.

What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

4. What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

This lesson will discuss what a myopathy is. We'll mention the two major classes of myopathies and some examples of each, as well as how they may be diagnosed and treated.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

5. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a devastating form of muscular dystrophy that affects one in 3,600 boys. This lesson explores the reason Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs, as well as its diagnosis, treatment, and patient prognosis.

Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment

6. Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment

This lesson will discuss osteoarthritis. We'll talk about the basic pathophysiology behind what occurs in this condition, the risk factors involved, and the way by which it can be diagnosed and treated.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

7. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson explores a very common and well-known form of inflammatory arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis. We'll discuss why it occurs, how it can be diagnosed, how it differs from osteoarthritis, and how it can be treated.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? - Symptoms & Treatment

8. What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? - Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will go over a condition called ankylosing spondylitis and whom it is most likely to affect, why it may occur, what symptoms and signs it causes, and the way it can diagnosed and treated.

What is Gout? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

9. What is Gout? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will cover a condition known as gout as well as the physiological mechanism behind its formation. We'll cover important clinical signs, diagnostics steps, and treatments utilized for this disease.

How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis

10. How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis

This lesson will discuss a condition called psoriatic arthritis. You'll find out if it's related to psoriasis, how your own body's defense systems may play a role, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme

11. Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme

This lesson will discuss septic arthritis and how Lyme disease may play a role in the development of arthritis. We'll talk about the ways septic arthritis may be diagnosed and treated.

What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

12. What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will discuss something known as osteomyelitis. We'll talk about why it may occur, what a sequestrum and involucrum have to do with it, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

13. What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

Osteoporosis affects more than ten million people and causes more than one million fractures in the United States alone. Everyone is at risk for osteoporosis, but women are especially vulnerable. Learn more about this condition, including risk factors, causes, signs, diagnosis, and treatment in this video lesson.

Osteomalacia and Rickets:  Causes and Symptoms

14. Osteomalacia and Rickets: Causes and Symptoms

This lesson will discuss two similar conditions that are called osteomalacia and rickets. You'll find out whom they affect, why it happens, how they are diagnosed, and how they may be treated.

Paget's Disease of Bone: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

15. Paget's Disease of Bone: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss a condition known as Paget's disease of bone. We'll talk about its risk factors, why it occurs, how a doctor may diagnose it, as well as how it may be treated.

The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations

16. The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations

In this lesson, you'll learn about the many different kinds of bone fractures that may occur. We'll discuss open, closed, comminuted, complete, incomplete, and many other types of fractures and joint dislocations.

The Different Types of Skeletal and Muscle Tumors

17. The Different Types of Skeletal and Muscle Tumors

In this lesson, we'll take a look at three different types of cancers. One affects the bones and two affect different types of muscles in your body. We'll also go over how they may be diagnosed and treated.

Marfan Syndrome:  Signs and Management

18. Marfan Syndrome: Signs and Management

This lesson will explore a condition known as Marfan syndrome. It's a potentially deadly disease that involves everything from the skeleton to the heart. Find out more as we take a look at why it occurs and how it may be treated.

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