The musculoskeletal system includes the bones of the skeleton and the muscles (along with the cartilages, ligaments and other tissue) that connect the bones and work with the bones to maintain body position and produce controlled movement. This course provides an overview of the musculoskeletal system including a discussion of the major disorders that can affect it. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the two main parts of the skeletal system; 2. Describe the functions of the bones and how that functionality can be maintained; 3. Describe the two different shapes of bones and two different types of tissue they contain; 4. Identify the three different types of muscle and their respective functions; 5. Describe the anatomical and physiological function of joints, tendons, cartilage and ligaments; 6. Identify the disorders of the musculoskeletal system. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: 1.0 Scientific (S) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists and Therapeutic Shoe Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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