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Week 6: Discussion: Disorders of Hormone Regulation and Musculoskeletal Function

Week 6: Discussion: Disorders of Hormone Regulation and Musculoskeletal Function

Write a short discussion on one of the topics below!!

This week, we discussed musculoskeletal and endocrine disorders, immobility, and environmental hazards. Select a topic from your readings, outcomes, objectives, concepts, and sub-concepts (below) and present a question that applies to a concept or a disease process, wellness, or illness. Submit your question in the following formats: audio, text, or webcam. Once your comment has been posted, submit responses to your peers’ questions and comments. Consider the outcomes, objectives, and concepts below when formulating your initial question.

Your question and response should explain, illustrate, justify, trace, discuss, compare, contrast, agree or disagree, interpret, evaluate, and summarize.

Weekly Outcomes & Weekly Objectives

  1. Articulate alterations in structure and function of the endocrine and musculoskeletal systems. (CO 1)
  2. Trace the impact that alterations in the endocrine and musculoskeletal systems have on the body. (CO 2)
  3. Summarize the impact of alterations in the endocrine and musculoskeletal systems on homeostasis. (CO 3)
  4. Understand normal endocrine and musculoskeletal system physiology.
  5. Describe common types of endocrine and musculoskeletal system disorders: causes, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
  6. Compare and contrast common endocrine and musculoskeletal conditions: causes, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
  7. Apply understanding of alterations in the endocrine and musculoskeletal system across the lifespan to formulate care priorities.
  8. Review the musculoskeletal systems function in bone formation, degradation, and homeostasis.
  9. Examine responses to aging and its impact on pathophysiologic changes in the endocrine and musculoskeletal systems.
  10. Describe how heredity and genetics influence pathophysiological alterations in the endocrine and musculoskeletal systems.

Main Topics and Concepts/ Sub-Concepts with Exemplar

  1. Alterations in the endocrine system
    1. Alterations in physical structures
    2. Alterations in function
    3. Cancers of the endocrine system
    4. Pathophysiologic endocrine response to aging
    5. Genetic influences on endocrine system pathology
  2. Alterations in the musculoskeletal system
    1. Alterations in physical structures
    2. Alterations in function
    3. Cancers of the musculoskeletal system
    4. Pathophysiologic musculoskeletal response to aging
    5. Genetic influences on musculoskeletal system pathology
  3. Acid-base imbalance: diabetic ketoacidosis
  4. Acute versus chronic conditions
    1. Thyroid storm
    2. Hyperthyroidism
  5. Cellular regulation: bone degeneration and regeneration
  6. Fluid and electrolyte imbalances: posterior pituitary gland disorders
  7. Pain: osteoarthritis
  8. Functional mobility: muscular dystrophy
  9. Glucose regulation: Cushing’s syndrome
  10. Tissue integrity: diabetic foot ulceration
  11. Inflammation: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  12. Genetics: osteoporosis