Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 3 sessions / week for 4 weeks, 2 hours / session


This lecture based 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.


There is one problem set and a final exam for this course.


Activities Percentages
Problem Set 10%
Final Exam 90%