This curricular unit aims to provide more detailed knowledge on the most common pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. At the end of this unit students should demonstrate knowledge of the physiopathology of the most common clinical syndromes and ability to examine clinical data. Furthermore, students should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pathology and physiopathology of the musculoskeletal system, ostheo-articular pain mechanisms, diagnosis and orthopaedic treatment principles.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor Marco Sarmento


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Teaching language

Portuguese / English




Skinner, H.;Current Diagnosis and treatment in orthopaedics , McGraw Hill.

Weinstein, S.L.; Buckwalter, J.A.;Turek's Orthopaedics: Principles and Their Application, Lippincott.

Last. R.J.;Anatomy Regional and applied , Churchill Livingstone.

Teaching method

Teaching and learning strategies include: lectures and seminars, small tutorial groups, clinical skills lab and self-directed Learning.

Evaluation method

The assessment methods include a multiple-choice written Test of 1-hour length (100%). To complete this curricular unit the students must have a classification of a minimum of 50% in the test.

Subject matter

·        Invasive diagnosis in Orthopaedics;

·        Study methods of the temporo-mandibular joint;

·        Children’s ostheo-articular system;

·        Treatment of fractures and rehabilitation objectives;

·        Orthopaedic treatment of shoulder conflict syndromes;

·        Orthopaedic Treatment of lateral epicondyle pain syndromes;

·        Orthopaedic Treatment o f the painful patellar syndromes;

·        Orthopaedic Treatment of the knee ligament instability;

·        Orthopaedic Treatment of the painful wrist syndromes;

·        Orthopaedic Treatment of the spinal segmentar instability;

·        Orthopaedic Treatment of the discopathies.


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