HST.021 Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology

As taught in: January IAP 2006

Illustration of Gout as a devil attacking a foot

The Gout. James Gillray, 1799. From the Philadelphia Museum of Art.




Dr. Dwight R. Robinson
(Course Director)

Course Features

Course Highlights

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. 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