The educational objectives of teaching are: 1) to integrate the Anatomy class so as to provide the student with a complete understanding of musculoskeletal structures not only from the morphological point of view, but also from the physical and biomechanical one. 2) to provide the student with the traumatology concepts necessary to correctly understand the possible pathological outcomes of a mechanical stress exceeding the tolerance limit of the different musculoskeletal structures 3) through frontal teaching, to provide the student with the theoretical concepts useful for interpreting the clinical cases that will be shown, i.e., definition, generality and classifications of fractures, dislocations and sprains 4) through interactive examples, to provide the student with an overview of the possible traumatic mechanisms of most common musculoskeletal injuries.
At the end of the course, the student should have an adequate knowledge of the musculoskeletal structures (bones, muscles, ligaments, joints) both in physiological conditions and in the post-traumatic pathological state. He should also be aware of the pathogenetic mechanism and the clinical characteristics of the main traumatic lesions of musculoskeletal apparatus: contusions, capsule- ligamentous tears, dislocations, and fractures. The student should be able to describe a fracture according to the main classification systems and evaluate, owing to the examples and clinical cases discussed, the inherent urgency of treatment.