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HST.021 Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology, January (IAP) 2006

In vivo measurements and modeling of spine dynamics.
In vivo measurements and modeling of spine dynamics. (Image courtesy of the National Science Foundation.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a selection of downloadable lecture notes. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

This course covers the growth, development and structure of normal bone and joints, the biomechanics of bone connective tissues, and their response to stress, calcium and phosphate homeostasis. Additional topics include regulation by parathyroid hormone and vitamin D, the pathogenesis of metabolic bone diseases and diseases of connective tissues, joints and muscle with consideration of possible mechanisms and underlying metabolic derangements.


Dr. Dwight R. Robinson

Guest Lecturers:
Dr. Paul Joseph Anderson
Dr. Robert Horatio Brown, Jr.
Dr. Marie Demay
Dr. Stephen Martin Krane
Dr. Young-Jo Kim
Dr. Henry Jay Mankin
Dr. Bjorn Reino Olsen
Dr. John Thomas Potts
Dr. Alan Lewis Schiller
Dr. Brian Dale Snyder

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week for 4 weeks
2 hours / session




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