Concepts of Neurological and musculoskeletal Disorders

Concepts of Neurological and musculoskeletal Disorders – Part 2

As homeowners know all too well, there is a continuous need for maintenance and
repair. Some efforts are precautionary in nature, while others are the result of issues
that surface over time.
Similarly, musculoskeletal disorders can develop over time. For some disorders, such
as osteoporosis, precautionary treatments are a potential option. But much like issues
that surface in a home over time, many musculoskeletal issues can be very serious
concerns, and they can have a significant impact on patients’ lives.
This week, you continue to examine fundamental concepts of neurological and
musculoskeletal disorders. You explore common disorders that impact these systems
and you apply the key terms and concepts that help communicate the
pathophysiological nature of these issues to patients.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
 Analyze processes related to neurological and musculoskeletal disorders
 Identify racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning
 Evaluate the impact of patient characteristics on disorders and altered physiology
Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)
In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:
 Both the neurological and musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes that would account for
the patient presenting these symptoms.
 Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.
 How these processes interact to affect the patient.
McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for
disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.
 Chapter 15: Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems (stop
at Aging and the nervous system)
 Chapter 16: Pain, Temperature Regulation, Sleep, and Sensory Function (stop at
Sleep); Summary Review
 o   Chapter 17: Alterations in Cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics, and Motor
Function; pp. 504–511, pp. 516–530 (start at Acute confusional states and delirium)
(stop at Alterations in neuromotor functions); (Parkinson’s Disease); Summary Review
 Chapter 18: Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the
Neuromuscular Junction (stop at Degenerative disorders of the spine); (start at
Cerebrovascular disorders) (stop at Tumors of the central nervous system); Summary
 Chapter 44: Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System (stop at Components
of muscle function); Summary Review
 Chapter 45: Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function (stop at Bone tumors); (start at
Disorders of joints); Summary Review


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