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Medical Student Mini-Elective 2015

Intake: Feburary, May, July, November

Every Friday 8am- 6pm

Maximum Students per intake: 2

Class Year: Year 4 and Year 5 Medical Students

Course Director: Dr Adedayo Osholowu (Director of the EHS Sports Medicine OrthopaedicsSurgery & Rehabilitation Service)

Office Address: 3, Ogalade Close, off Ologun Agbaje Street off Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Tel: 08178888882

Email: [email protected]



This is a four-week elective designed for 4th and 5th year medical students with a particular interest in caring for athletes and improving their evaluation and management of common musculoskeletal problems.Students must have completed their required clerkships in family medicine and orthopaedics to be eligible. The student will spend 1 clinic sessions per week with a primary care sports medicine specialist focusing on the non-surgical management of sports and exercise related injuries. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis and treatment of common musculoskeletal problems including, advanced physical exam skills, interpretation of imaging, and hands-on procedural skills.The student will also spend one clinic session with the Arthroscopic Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic seeing a broad spectrum of sport medicine orthopaedic problems.

There will be opportunities available for sports event coverage based on the timing of the elective. Students will help teach the clerkship musculoskeletal workshop and will be responsible for a 20-minute presentation on a topic in primary care sports medicine. Two half-days per week will be reserved for a research project and selected readings.There will be 4 sessions in this mini-elective course which will run for 8hours each. The goal of this course is to expose forth and final year medical students to the clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up and treatment options for common injuries and pathologies in Orthopaedic Surgery SportsMedicine.

Each session will cover a specific joint including the knee, shoulder, hip, and hand/wrist. The surgical anatomy, common pathologic conditions and conservative versus surgical treatment options will be discussed. Radiologic images including x-rays and MRI’s will be presented and participants will learn basic interpretation of these studies. Students will be required to review the anatomy and read the selections that will be provided prior to attending each class and be prepared to discuss. Sessions will include a short didactic portion and then will focus on case-based curricula. Cases will be presented, and students will be guided through the clinical decision-making process for each condition, including history, physical exam, imaging choice and interpretation, and treatment options.

Course Objectives:

  • To review musculoskeletal anatomy of the knee, shoulder, hip and wrist
  • To learn common pathologies and injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, and hand/wrist
  • To review the musculoskeletal physical examination.
  • To learn the appropriate work-up for injuries of various joints.
  • To learn to identify imaging findings of common pathologies of the joints.
  • To apply clinical decision-making for common pathologies of the joints.
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